Tim Hortons launches UK franchise model

18th September 2023 | Jack Oliver

Tim Hortons has announced plans to launch a new franchise model in the UK.

The Canadian quick-service restaurant brand first made its UK debut in 2017 and is now looking to expand on its current portfolio of 75 sites.

The brand – which specialises in coffee, breakfast items, sandwiches and doughnuts – opened 31 restaurants in 2022 alone.

Tim Hortons’ launch of its franchise model comes after a five-year ‘test and learn’ phase, with the chain targeting both drive-through and high street restaurants.

Existing Tim Hortons restaurants in the UK have seen high demand, with the brand’s opening at The Park Royal London one if its most successful globally in five years.

The brand has almost six decades of franchising experience, with over 1,500 franchisees in Canada whilst the business continues to expand across China, India, U.A.E, and Mexico.

Kevin Hydes, chief commercial officer of Tim Hortons franchise in the UK, said: “The reception to Tim Hortons here in the UK has been nothing short of extraordinary. The brand has only grown in demand thanks to the support of loyal fans and excited newcomers ever since we opened our first restaurant in Glasgow back in 2017.”

He added: “We continue to see high consumer demand for the Tim Hortons brand, with every opening exceeding commercial expectations, so we are confident that our strong market position – being the third largest coffee brand in the world…will provide commercial value to our franchise partners.”


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