Tim Hortons has unveiled plans to grow its drive-thru business model rapidly over the next few years, with a continuous roll-out of sites across the UK, starting with its first site in ‘the south’, located in Milton Keynes.
With the brand having completed testing of a number of franchise formats and a proven track record of successful launches in Glasgow, Belfast, Manchester and the Midlands, it’s pledged to have Tim Hortons drive-thru restaurants in every major city and town by 2022.
Tim Hortons was established in Canada in 1964. Today it has around 4,700 restaurants in Canada, the US and around the world. In opened its first UK restaurant in Glasgow in 2017.
The company, which owns 23 venues, including seven drive-thru sites, in the UK, sells premium coffee, hot and cold speciality drinks, speciality teas and fruit smoothies, fresh baked goods, grilled panini and classic sandwiches, wraps and soups.
Kevin Hydes, chief commercial officer of Tim Hortons UK & Ireland, says: “Despite challenging times for the sector, our drive-thru and flagship locations have delivered exceptional performance and our model is proving to be well attuned to the evolving needs of customers at this time.
“We have a dedicated acquisition and construction team behind us supporting our ambitious growth plan and our arrival in the south is just the start of our planned expansion throughout the UK, with many more exciting openings in the pipeline for 2021 and beyond.”
This could create as many as 2,000 new jobs at the Canadian fast-food chain, which is best known for its coffee and donuts.
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