Canadian restaurant group expands UK footprint with trio of signings
A Canadian restaurant group is set to grow its UK presence after agreeing to take over three sites across the country.
Tim Hortons has signed to take 9,874 sq ft of restaurant and drive-thru space across three retail and leisure parks in the North East, the West Midlands and Essex.
According to property specialist Landsec, the group has agreed to occupy the former Pizza Hut premises at retail parks in Boldon, Bentley Bridge, and Lakeside.
Founded in Canada in 1964, Tim Hortons has nearly 5,000 restaurants in 15 countries and specialises in freshly brewed coffee and donuts alongside all-day cuisine.
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.”
Daniel Rabin, portfolio director at Landsec, added: “While there was a lot of interest in these three spaces, the Tim Hortons offer really stood out.
“They give us a point of difference – these three being either the first or second within their region – and their plans to incorporate drive-thrus is a clear statement of their commitment to all three places.
“We are working to bring exciting brands to our retail and leisure parks, to provide something new for our existing visitors, and draw more people in from within the catchment and further afield.”
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