Tim Hortons drops anchor on first Scottish shopping centre site

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Tim Hortons, the Canadian cafe and bake shop giant, is to open its first restaurant in a Scottish shopping centre just weeks after unveiling its plans to expand into the UK.

Situated in Silverburn, Glasgow, next to Patisserie Valerie, the 220 square metre restaurant will open later this summer following the brand’s first site, which opened on Argyle Street in Glasgow earlier this month.

The restaurant will offer its full range of food and coffee, including steamed tea and speciality hot drinks, breakfast, soups, sandwiches, bagels and donuts.

Gurprit Dhaliwal, COO of Tim Hortons UK and Ireland Ltd, said: “Our first Tim Hortons restaurant received an exceptional welcome in Glasgow, so we’re excited to launch this debut shopping centre concept within Silverburn. With its excellent reputation and recent investment by Hammerson, Silverburn is a perfect location for the expansion of Tim Hortons across Scotland.”

Tim Hortons was founded in 1964 by its namesake, a famous professional ice hockey player,  and has grown to become a central part of Canadian culture.

The company serves eight out of ten cups of coffee in Canada and welcomes more than 5.3 million Canadians every day.

Sarah Fox, head of restaurants and leisure at Hammerson, said: “Tim Hortons is a fantastic addition to Silverburn’s line-up of leading brands and the comprehensive day-out offer that the centre provides. The company’s decision to begin their national expansion plans at Silverburn is also testament to the centre’s strong position in the market.”

 

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