Tim Hortons® continues expansion within the UK
Tim Hortons®, the iconic Canadian coffee chain, confirms expansion plans throughout the UK with four additional restaurants opening before the end of 2019, alongside new developments and opportunities.
Currently boasting an estate of twenty-one restaurants, a further three drive-thru and one high-street location will open by the end of 2019, taking the total to twenty-five.
Drive-thru restaurants will shortly make up over one fifth of the company’s locations and represents a fast-growing part of the business. The format has proved continuously successful throughout the U.K. and allows increased access for customers to enjoy the Canadian iconic products throughout the day.
A new restaurant in Leicester city centre will also be opening by the end of the year. The location will be the largest in the U.K. with over 150 seats for customers to relax and enjoy.
Also, looking to make the brand more accessible to customers, Tim Hortons will be trialing delivery services in more than half of its restaurants with two service providers. The full range of Tim Hortons favourite products will be available for customers to order and enjoy away from the restaurants.
Kevin Hydes, Chief Commercial Officer of Tim Hortons® U.K. & Ireland said: “This year has been one of continued investment and commitment to our restaurant presence throughout the U.K. By bringing on new initiatives such as delivery, focusing on our drive-thru business, and opening fresh new stores in new locations, we are building awareness of the brand, and welcoming more and more customers to our restaurants every week. The customer reaction continues to be overwhelmingly positive and we will retain our focus on serving our guests the great products we’ve become known for. It’s a very exciting time for Tim Hortons!”
The Tim Hortons® brand was founded by its namesake, a top professional ice hockey player, who wanted to create a space where everyone would feel at home. Fast forward to 2019, more than 5.3 million Canadians – approximately 15 per cent of the population – visit the cafés daily.
Tim Hortons® Overview
TIM HORTONS® is one of North America's largest restaurant chains operating in the quick service segment. Founded as a single location in Canada in 1964, TIM HORTONS® appeals to a broad range of consumer tastes, with a menu that includes premium coffee, hot and cold specialty drinks (including lattes, cappuccinos and espresso shots), specialty teas and fruit smoothies, fresh baked goods, grilled Panini and classic sandwiches, wraps, prepared foods and other food products. TIM HORTONS® has more than 4,700 system wide restaurants located in Canada, the United States, and around the world. To learn more about the TIM HORTONS® brand, please visit the TIM HORTONS® brand website at www.timhortons.co.uk or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Tim Hortons® in the UK
In 2017, the iconic Canadian brand made its way to the United Kingdom, bringing premium coffee, freshly baked goods, delicious sandwiches & wraps, and other food products to Brits. The first restaurant opened on Argyle Street, Glasgow, in June 2017.
There are currently 21 restaurants in the UK with a flagship location on Birmingham New Street.
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