Robin's Donuts

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Robin's Donuts
Company typePrivate Franchise
FoundedThunder Bay, Ontario, Canada (1975; 49 years ago (1975))
HeadquartersThunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Number of locations
Area served
Atlantic Canada, Northwestern Ontario, Southern Manitoba, Southern Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia
ProductsBaked goods
Whole-bean coffee
OwnerChairman's Brand Corporation

Robin's Donuts (commonly shortened to Robin's) is a Canadian chain of over 160 fast food restaurants that operate in every province of Canada except Quebec.[1] In 2017 a Maclean's Magazine Poll ranked Robin's as the 7th best coffee chain out of 15 in Canada.[2]


Harvey Cardwell and George Spicer opened the first store in 1975 in Thunder Bay, Ontario as "Robin's Donuts".[3][4][5]

In October 2006, Chairman's Brand Corporation took ownership of Robin's Donuts when it purchased Afton Food Group, the former owner of Robin's Donuts, 241 Pizza and Mrs. Powell's Cinnamon Buns.[6]

In 2015 a new logo was created which dropped "Donuts" from the name; this is likely because of the growing number of alternative new menu items.[7]

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  1. ^ ""Robin's Locations"". Archived from the original on 2018-08-21. Retrieved 2018-02-21.
  2. ^ "The results are in: Tim Hortons is no longer Canada’s favourite coffee shop"
  3. ^ Kearney, M.; Ray, R. (2002). I Know that Name!: The People Behind Canada's Best-known Brand Names from Elizabeth Arden to Walter Zeller. Dundurn. p. 123. ISBN 978-1-55002-407-4. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
  4. ^ ""About Robin's"". Archived from the original on 2018-02-22. Retrieved 2018-02-21.
  5. ^ Belasco, W.; Scranton, P. (2014). Food Nations: Selling Taste in Consumer Societies. Hagley Perspectives on Business and Culture. Taylor & Francis. p. 64. ISBN 978-1-136-70069-9. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
  6. ^ "betheboss". 2006-10-04. Archived from the original on 2010-09-17.
  7. ^ "Robin's Chicken is on the Loose"

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