Tim Hortons Interview Questions

Tim Hortons is a quick-service restaurant headquartered in Oakville Ontario. Tim Hortons is known for their coffee and donuts. Here you will find frequently asked Tim Hortons Interview Questions and Answers. After you reviewed the interview questions try the quiz at the bottom of this post and see how you do.

Tim Hortons Job Interview

Tim Hortons Interview Questions

Tim Hortons Interview Questions

No Tim Hortons Interview Questions list would be complete without reviewing this question.  Try and flatter them and say why this restaurant is better than the competition.  Here are other suggestions

  • If going to university state, you think working here is a great way to pay for school.
  • If this is your first job you can also state you have been focusing on school and now you are anxious to prove yourself in the workforce.
  • Tell them you enjoy working in a fast pace environment.

Why should we hire you?

  • Tell them you are a hard worker and want to work in a fast paced environment.

What experience do you have?

  • If you have restaurant experience be sure to tell them about it.
  • State any customer service experience you may have.
  • Tell them about any fast paced environment experience you have.

What can you tell us about Tim Hortons?

  • They are no longer owned by Wendy’s.
  • The head office is located in Oakville Ontario
  • They have a children’s foundation designed to send children to camp.
  • There were founded in 1964.
  • In December of 2011, Tim Hortons opened its 4000th restaurant.
  • Tim Hortons has merged with Burger King
  • Finally, say your favorite product at Tim Hortons.  It will show you are interested in the product.
  • Their mission statement is, “Our guiding mission is to deliver superior quality products and services for our guests and communities through leadership, innovation, and partnerships. Our vision is to be the quality leader in everything we do.
  • The roll up to rim win competition was started in 1986 to reward loyal customers.

Who was Tim Horton?

  • They probably won’t ask this but Tim Horton was an NHL Player.  Tim Horton played for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

How would you handle a difficult customer?

  • Say the customer is always right.  If the customer complained about the food or drink item simply replace it.  If the customer is still unhappy I would discuss with the manager on what steps to take.

    Tim Hortons Dark Roast Coffee

    Tim Hortons Dark Roast Coffee

What is your greatest weakness? 

You want to answer this question in a way your greatest weakness does not impact your ability to work at Tim Hortons.  State something like:

  • I am a workaholic and I neglect my friends and family. 
  • When I get caught up in my work I don’t take enough personal time for myself to explore my interests and hobbies.

How would you define great customer service? 

  • Great customer service is when the food is delivered on time, the food is fresh and the order is correct.  The server is polite and courteous and the customers wait time is minimal.
  • Tip!!! Have a look at Tim Hortons Facebook page and see if you can find any examples of great customer service (it may come in handy for this question).

What would your previous manager say about you? 

  • I work well under pressure without losing attention to detail.  This is a great answer at Tim Hortons because they are always busy and mistakes result in loss of revenue and an increase in customer wait time.  

Questions to ask on a Tim Hortons Interview?

  • What type of training will I receive?
  • What are some characteristics of your top performing employees?
  • What hours will I work?
  • What do you like best about working here?

To perform well on your interview you have to show you are passionate and knowledgeable about Tim Hortons products. Try the quiz below.

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