Tim Hortons in top 100 most loved companies

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QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:17 PM ET

Tim Hortons has been named one of the 100 most loved companies in the world.

The coffee shop giant is number 61 on the list released Monday by global opinion research company APCO Insight.

To determine how much a company is loved, APCO looked at eight emotions that affect whether consumers return to a company: Curiosity, pride, admiration, empowerment, relevance, approachability, identification and understanding.

The companies were ranked on those factors for a final score out of 100.

Disney ranked number one on the list with a score of 74.7, followed by Yahoo (74.3) and Google (74.2). Tim Hortons, with a score of 67.6, beat out McDonalds (67.1), Facebook (66.7) and Starbucks (66.3).

Bill Moir, chief brand and marketing officer for Tim Hortons, said company officials are "thrilled" to be on the list.

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