Timmy’s triumphs, Jamie Oliver branches out, charging for tap water

Timmy’s triumphs, Jamie Oliver branches out, charging for tap water

And the winner is: Tim Hortons (Photo by Alistair Howard) 

• While the recession takes its toll on the restaurant industry, Tim Hortons seems to be unaffected. Its first quarter numbers were high, and the company’s showing in the U.S. market remains strong. [National Post]

• Carb Kringles: the potato farmers of Prince Edward Island donate 18,000 kilograms of their spuds to a Boston food bank. [CBC]

Ryan Seacrest Productions takes on Jamie Oliver in an upcoming reality show. The chef will travel to unhealthy American cities, giving residents tips on better eating. We believe it’s Oliver’s career that will emerge the healthiest. [Entertainment Weekly]

• A San Francisco restaurant called Millennium has taken the bold step of charging $1 for a glass of filtered water. We hope the practice doesn’t become a trend north of the border. [San Francisco Gate]

• Follow-up: The snake head discovered in a meal at TGI Friday’s last week turned out to be a fake. Because it was uncooked, the head is suspected to have been planted in the meal before it was served. This gets our vote for most creative way to get yourself fired. [Metro]