Last Updated on October 16, 2020 by monica chan
Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons plans to expand its presence in the UK despite the markets facing a challenging year due to Covid-19.
The company is famous for its doughnuts and coffee and is hoping to capitalise on the increased demand for drive-through dining.
The company told The Telegraph, a UK newspaper, that it hopes to open an outlet in “every major city and town” over the next two years creating around 2,000 new jobs.
Tim Hortons opened its first UK branch in 2017, today they currently own 23 locations in the country.
Kevin Hydes, Tim Hortons UK and Ireland chief commercial officer said,
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.
Having completed our testing of a number of formats, we feel this is a real opportunity for us.
Tim Hortons does not only have goals to expand in the UK, the chain announces in August that it will continue to pursue its global expansion plans.
Last year, the chain signed an exclusive master franchise and development agreement to launch its brand in Thailand. They also made its entry to China last year, opening its first restaurant in Shanghai.