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RESTAURANT BRANDS INTERNATIONAL $55.03 (New York symbol QSR; TSINetwork Rating: Average) (905-845-6511; www.rbi.com; Shares outstanding: 478.0 million; Market cap: $26.3 billion; Dividend yield: 3.3%) continues to spur sales at Tim Hortons with new initiatives. Those include remodelling its stores and launching an all-day breakfast menu. All these moves should help it compete with McDonald’s and Starbucks. Tim Hortons has now launched its much anticipated kids menu. Timmies Minis, similar to MacDonald’s Happy Meals, come in a box. This marks the first time ever that the coffee chain has added a kid’s meal option to its menu. There will be three entrée options to choose from for the $4.99 Timmies Mini meal: Mini Melt, a grilled cheese sandwich on white bread with a blend of melted mozzarella and Monterey Jack; Mini Wrap, seasoned grilled chicken in a soft tortilla; and Chicken Strips. The Timmies Mini box also comes with a side and a drink. For a side, customers will be able to choose between apple slices, mini…

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