The iconic Canadian coffee chain is jumping across the pond next year
In the five decades since hockey player Tim Horton launched Tim Hortons, the coffee and doughnut franchise, the brand has become as big a Canadian icon as maple leafs and Mounties. And it seems like Britons can soon find out first hand why the brand is so popular: Tim Hortons plans to open its first few restaurants in the UK next year.
Restaurant Brands International, the Ontario-based company that owns the chain, has announced the establishment of a master franchise joint venture with an investor in Britain who will roll out the brand in England, Scotland and Wales.
Gurprit Dhaliwal has been announced as the CEO of the joint venture and is thrilled to bring Tim Hortons’ offerings to the UK. "Our guests in England, Scotland and Wales are sure to be delighted with our focus on delivering great products and an exceptional guest experience," he said. The master franchisee didn’t reveal how many restaurants sweet-toothed Brits can anticipate, though.
However, the UK isn’t the only market that may soon knock back shots of Tim Hortons’ espressos. Back in July, the chain revealed that it plans to open restaurants in the Philippines soon too, adding to the over 4,000 outlets it has across Canada, the US and the Middle East.
Given the popularity of Tim Hortons in both Canada and the US, we’re looking forward to seeing what all the fuss is aboot.