First Tim Hortons shopping centre branch opens for business

Tim Hortons, Silverburn shopping centre

Canadian coffee and bakery chain Tim Hortons has crossed the Atlantic to make its shopping centre debut in the UK as part of its international growth mission.

The coffee chain, famed for its signature brewed coffee and food, has opened its latest restaurant at Silverburn shopping centre in Glasgow. Tim Hortons currently operates three sites, two in Scotland, including the newly opened café, and one in Wales

The 2,368sqft restaurant offers the brand’s full range of food and coffee, including specialty hot drinks, breakfast, soups and sandwiches, as well as a range of doughnuts, bagels and signature TimBits, bite-sized doughnuts.

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Kevin Hydes, chief finance and commercial officer of the Tim Hortons franchise in the UK, said: “Opening our debut restaurant in a dedicated retail destination marks a key point in our expansion across the UK, and we are thrilled we chose Silverburn as the location.

“We have experienced a fantastic response since opening our first UK Tim Hortons restaurant in Glasgow earlier in the year, and we are excited to continue to build the brand with our Scottish Guests.”

David Pierotti, general manager at Silverburn, added: “Selecting this location for its first restaurant in a UK shopping centre reaffirms Silverburn’s reputation as the region’s leading retail and leisure destination.”

The opening follows recent news that PureGym has signed for an 11,300sqft unit located adjacent to Silverburn’s 14-screen Cineworld cinema. Other brands to have committed to Silverburn this year include Molton Brown and Flannels.

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