North American chain Tim Hortons cranks up UK project plans

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North American restaurant giant Tim Hortons is stepping up its UK expansion by launching a drive-thru restaurant in Sheffield, its first in Yorkshire.

The site will open its doors at the Crystal Peaks Village Retail Park this summer and offer dine-in seating for 118 guests as well as the drive-thru service.

Delivery options will also be made available to those in the local area following the launch.

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The new restaurant will create more than 50 jobs for the local community and offer a combination of full-time and part-time roles.

The announcement also forms part of the brand’s plan to create more than 2,000 jobs across the country as it looks to secure a foothold in every major town and city by 2022.

Kevin Hydes, chief commercial officer at Tim Hortons franchise in the UK, said: “As we continue our expansion across the UK, we knew it was only a matter of time before we found the perfect location to bring our first Tim Hortons drive-thru to Yorkshire.”

He added: “We look forward to engaging with the Sheffield community and are proud to be offering over 50 career opportunities for locals. We are recruiting for a variety of full and part-time roles and would love to hear from all those passionate about a career in hospitality, no matter the experience.”

The company, which operates more than 4,700 restaurants worldwide, was founded in 1964 by Canadian ice hockey player Tim Horton and is famed for its signature coffee. It also offers lunch and evening meal options, including hot sandwiches and wraps.

Tim Hortons entered the UK market with a site in Glasgow four years ago and now has 27 restaurants, including a flagship location in Leicester.

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