Restaurant group Tim Hortons has signed a trio of sites at retail and leisure parks, taking over spaces previously occupied by Pizza Hut.
The Canadian-brand, which comprises almost 5,000 restaurants in 15 countries, has inked deals to take over 9,874 sq ft of restaurant and drive-thru space across three sites in Boldon, Bentley Bridge and Lakeside.
The sites were previously operated by Pizza Hut and will all open later this year.
The Boldon restaurant, a first in the Northeast for Tim Hortons, will cover 3,185 sq ft, while the Bentley Bridge and Lakeside restaurants span 3,500 sq ft and 3,189 sq ft respectively, and are both only the second in their regions.
Tim Hortons has also applied for planning on each of the three sites to create drive-thrus.
Kevin Hydes, chief commercial officer at Tim Hortons, commented: “We are looking throughout the UK for new spaces to expand the Tim Hortons brand, and extend our community guest base in the country. These three deals allow us to roll-out our globally recognised brand in places that haven’t experienced it yet, and we look forward to welcoming people both in-store and through our drive-thrus in due course.”