Tim Hortons lines up trio of drive thru locations

By James McAllister

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Canadian fast food restaurant brand Tim Hortons lines up trio of drive thru locations

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Canadian restaurant brand Tim Hortons is continuing to grow its UK presence at pace having secured sites for three more drive thru locations in retail and leisure parks.

The group, which currently operates 32 restaurants across the UK, has agreed to take the former Pizza Hut units at the Landsec retail and leisure parks in Boldon, Bentley Bridge, and Lakeside, West Thurrock, respectively.

All three sites will open later this year.

The move is part of Tim Hortons’ ambitious plans to create more than 2,000 jobs in England and open a restaurant in every major English town and city by 2022.

Earlier this year the group also revealed plans to take on the former Pizza Hut restaurant at Chichester Retail Park.

Additionally, it has new sites lined up across the UK including in Dunfermline, Scotland; and Bangor, Northern Ireland.

“We are looking throughout the UK for new spaces to expand the Tim Hortons brand, and extend our community guest base in the country," says Kevin Hydes, chief commercial officer at Tim Hortons.

"These three deals allow us to roll-out our globally recognised brand in places that haven’t experienced it yet, and we look forward to welcoming people both in-store and through our drive-thrus in due course.”

Tim Hortons was founded in 1964 by Canadian Ice Hockey player Tim Horton and is known for its coffee and donuts as well as bite-sized donuts called Timbits. Other options include hot sandwiches and wraps.

The group is one of the largest restaurant chains in North America with more than more than 4,700 sites located in Canada, the US, and around the world.

It launched its first UK restaurant on Argyle Street, Glasgow, in June 2017.

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