Tim Hortons reaches agreement to launch in Thailand

June 10, 2019

Tim Hortons is going to Thailand.

The coffee chain announced on Thursday that it has reached an exclusive master franchise and development agreement with WeEat Company aimed at launching Tim Hortons locations in Thailand.

“We are very excited to grow the Tim brand in Thailand as part of our broader global growth strategy,” president Alex Macedo said in a statement.

“Thailand has a thriving coffee market ad our partner has a deep understanding of the Thai market, which we believe will position us well for success in the country.”

Tim Hortons did not disclose how many restaurants it will open in Thailand, or when. WeEat Company is owned part of the Wattanavekin family group of companies, according to Tim Hortons. The Wattanavekin family is listed as the 43rd richest in Thailand based on a net worth of $670 million.

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The announcement comes shortly after Tim Hortons’ parent company Restaurant Brands International Inc. unveiled ambitious growth plants to expand to more than 40,000 restaurants globally over the next eight to ten years.

RBI, which also owns the Burger King and Popeyes chains, currently has 26,000 restaurants worldwide. The expansion would make it one of the largest restaurant companies in the world.

Tim Hortons opened its first restaurant in China in February. The location in People’s Square in Shanghai is part of a broader expansion that aims to open 1,500 restaurants across China over the next 10 years.

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The new location includes food and beverage items unique to that market, such as salted egg yolk Timbits, and others that play to the Canadiana of the Tim Hortons brand, including a range of maple drinks and Montreal style beef sandwiches.

Tim Hortons said it believes it can replicate the recent successes in other international markets “by featuring a strong hot and cold beverage platform, a localized food menu and prominent Canadian branding in the restaurant design to celebrate the brand’s Canadian heritage.”

By Alicja Siekierska

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Franchisee gets funding for more Tim Hortons sites

December 20, 2018

A franchise company has secured funding to open three drive-through Tim Hortons sites in Scotland.

Pizza Cake, which also operates Domino’s Pizza franchises, opened its first Tim Hortons site on Friday (14 December) in Stenhousemuir, as previously reported  by British Baker.

The franchise company, owned by Graeme and Lisa Tobias, plans to open two more Tim Hortons sites in 2019 after securing funding from HSBC. Some of the funds will be used to support the growth of Pizza Cake’s Domino’s franchise operation, which currently comprises 15 sites.

Founded by its namesake, ice hockey player Tim Horton, in Canada in 1964, the café chain now has around 4,700 sites in Canada, the US, and around the world. Tim Hortons opened its first UK site in June 2017, and has since launched further sites in and around Glasgow, Cardiff, Belfast and Manchester. It offers a menu including its signature coffee and Timbits bite-sized doughnuts.

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“Tim Hortons has a fantastic reputation for providing great coffee and quality quick service food so we’re really excited to be the business’s first UK franchisee,” said Graeme Tobias, adding Pizza Cake selected HSBC because of its track-record in funding franchise operators.

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HSBC said it was keen to support strong franchise businesses.

“Graeme and Lisa run a successful franchise business in Scotland and Northern Ireland and are quick to act on opportunities for growth,” explained Grant Bett, relationship director at HSBC UK in Scotland.

“We have a lot of expertise in providing funding packages that work for franchise growth and expansion plans. We look forward to seeing Pizza Cake bring new Tim Hortons and Domino’s locations to Scotland over the next year.”

Source: British Baker

Tim Hortons expansion to provide jobs boost for Scotland

December 17, 2018

THREE new drive-through restaurants are to be established in Scotland after Tim Hortons franchise company, Pizza Cake, secured a multi-million pound funding package from HSBC UK.

Tim Hortons opens its doors in Stenhousemuir next week

December 9, 2018

The brand new Tim Hortons Drive Through will be hosting a special VIP launch event next Wednesday before opening its doors to the public.

People have been patiently waiting for over a year for the new Tryst Road branch of the iconic Canadian coffee house chain to start serving up tasty treats like Timbits – there were even doubts the facility was going to open as the construction work rolled on and on.

Now Graeme and Lisa Tobias, who will be operating drive through, confirmed Wednesday’s VIP day for special invited guests only and the subsequent opening of the branch. Graeme said: “We are thrilled to be working with Tim Hortons and are very excited about the opportunity to open our first drive through restaurant for the people of Stenhousemuir. We have initial plans to open a cluster of sites in the next 12 months and work with the Tim Hortons UK team for many years to come.”

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Kevin Hydes, chief finance and commercial officer of the Tim Hortons franchise in the UK, added: “We have seen great demand from many businesses interested in becoming franchise partners and after a thorough selection process, we are delighted to welcome Graeme and Lisa Tobias and their team to the Tim Hortons family.

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“Graeme and Lisa are experienced, successful operators and we believe they will deliver the Tim Hortons brand in Stenhousemuir and in other locations in the future to excellent effect. “We’re really looking forward to growing the business together. We will continue to seek great partnerships and anybody interested should initially make contact through our website.”

The Tim Hortons brand was founded by its namesake, a top professional ice hockey player who wanted to create a space where everyone would feel at home, back in the 1960s and now it serves up delicacies to customers in 4700 restaurants in Canada and around the world.

Source: Falkirk Herald

Tim Hortons open first Scottish drive-thru – here’s everything you need to know

December 1, 2018

CANADIAN Café and Bake Shop chain, Tim Hortons, has opened the doors of its first drive-thru in Scotland near Glasgow.

Queues of excited fanatics awaited the opening of the new site on Linwood Road, Paisley, for the chance to enjoy Canada’s favourite coffee.

100 free lunches were also given to the first 50 people in the restaurant and first 50 cars in the Drive Thru following the official opening at 12pm today, with one devoted customer waiting more than 18 hours to get in.

Despite the weather, Heather McDonald and Graham Welsh, waited for nine and a half hours and 18 and a half hours respectively to be the first through the doors and the drive-thru.

They were rewarded for their long wait with a year’s supply of free Tim Hortons famous brewed coffee – two cups a day for a whole year.

The first Tim Hortons in the U.K. opened its doors in Glasgow in June 2017 to huge fanfare, with fans travelling from across the country and queuing overnight to sample the brand’s famed coffee and baked goods.

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As Tim Hortons rolls out nationwide, a further 17 restaurants are now serving guests in and around Glasgow, Cardiff, Manchester and Belfast with excitement levels showing no signs of dropping.

Kevin Hydes, chief finance and commercial officer of the Tim Hortons franchise in the U.K., said: “We are thrilled to see such a great response to the opening of our first Drive Thru restaurant in Scotland on Linwood Road, Paisley.

“It is great to see so many people enjoying our famous brewed coffee, delicious baked goods and freshly-prepared food on the go. We look forward to welcoming the local community to our restaurant.”

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The Tim Hortons brand was founded in 1964 by its namesake, a top professional ice hockey player, who wanted to create a space where everyone would feel at home.

Fast forward to 2018 and nearly eight out of 10 cups of coffee sold across Canada are served at Tim Hortons restaurants and more than 5.3 million Canadians – approximately 15 per cent of the population – visit the café daily.

As well as its signature brewed coffee, Canada’s much-loved café and bake shop is renowned for its unique French Vanilla and Iced Capp beverages, a wide range of classic baked goods and of course, Timbits, their famously delicious bite-sized doughnuts.

Source: Evening Times

Tim Hortons’ first franchise site to open in Scotland

November 18, 2018

Tim Hortons has secured its first franchise partner, who will open a site in Scotland by the end of the year.

The Canadian chain, which made its UK debut last year, is partnering with Graeme and Lisa Tobias, who are to open a drive-through restaurant in Stenhousemuir.

“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,” said Graeme Tobias.

Tim Hortons stated that many businesses had been interested in becoming franchisees, and that it would continue to seek further partners.

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“Graeme and Lisa are experienced, successful operators and we believe they will deliver the Tim Hortons brand in Stenhousemuir and in other locations in the future to excellent effect,” added Kevin Hydes, UK chief finance & commercial officer.

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Tim Hortons opened its first UK site in June 2017, and has since launched further sites in around Glasgow, Cardiff, Belfast and Manchester. It offers a menu including its signature coffee and Timbits bite-sized doughnuts.

The brand was founded by its namesake, a top ice hockey player, in Canada in 1964 and now has around 4,700 sites in Canada, the US, and around the world.

Source: Bakery Info

Tim Hortons awards its first UK franchise to Scots couple

November 13, 2018

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 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.

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“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.

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“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.”

Source: Insider