Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons has awarded its first UK franchise to a couple who will open their first drive-thru in Stenhousemuir.
Graeme and Lisa Tobias will become the first partners to operate the branch in the Falkirk town by the end of the year.
It is set to be the first of a number of Tim Hortons drive-thrus run by the couple in Scotland.
The move comes nearly 18 months after Tim Hortons opened its first UK restaurant in Argyle Street, Glasgow, to lengthy queues.
Kevin Hydes, chief finance and commercial officer of the Tim Hortons franchise in the UK, said: “When we opened our first restaurant in Glasgow last year we were blown away by the excitement for the brand.
“We’ve seen great demand from many businesses interested in becoming franchise partners. Graeme and Lisa are experienced, successful operators and we believe they will deliver the Tim Hortons brand in Stenhousemuir and other locations in the future to excellent effect.
“We’re really looking forward to growing the business together.”
Graeme Tobias said: “We have initial plans to open a cluster of sites in the next 12 months and work with the UK team for many years to come.”