August 1 update: A reliable source has provided us with a list of all menu items affected by the price increase. Hot beverages include coffee (all sizes), coffee mocha (formerly café mocha, all sizes), specialty tea (all sizes) and steeped orange tea (all sizes). Breakfast items (standalone or in a meal) include the bacon breakfast sandwich, croissant breakfast sandwich, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich, grilled bagel breakfast sandwich, grilled breakfast wraps and sausage breakfast sandwich. In addition, bottled pop will now be subject to an additional surcharge when added to a meal and half paninis will be discontinued.
Your morning coffee will soon be a little pricier, because Tim Hortons will be increasing the prices of some hot beverages and breakfast menu items as of Wednesday, August 2.
As seen on signage posted in some restaurants, the price increase will be “slight” and the coffee chain cites rising operational costs as the reason behind the price hike. The exact amount is not specified and the affected menu items are unknown. It’s also unclear if the change will affect all locations nationwide, but signage has been spotted in restaurants in Ottawa and Toronto.
One way you can identify the price changes is to track the differences between now and August 2 with the new Tim Hortons app. The app supports mobile ordering and prices are identical to restaurant pricing, but itemized pricing isn’t visible until you assemble an order. We had positive first impressions of the new app in our day-one review and utilizing it to track pricing is the easiest way to spot any changes without visiting a location.
According to a report from Yahoo Finance Editor Tori Floyd, this will be the second price increase in the past three years, as Tim Hortons had previously raised the prices for hot beverages and breakfast sandwiches in November 2014 by approximately $0.10 and it's not unreasonable to expect a similar increase come August 2.