Tim Hortons, the largest fast food chain in Canada, has announced the location and opening date of its latest UK venues.
Cardiff has been announced as one of the three cities in the UK to be in the second wave of the franchise’s nationwide rollout plan.
With a second restaurant already underway in Glasgow, the Canadian coffee chain will be opening in Cardiff, Manchester and Belfast over the coming months.
The new Cardiff coffee shop will be located at the Queens Arcade shopping centre, and is set to open before the end of the year.
Tim Hortons is taking on a new 10-year lease for a 2,500 sq ft unit by the main entrance to the shopping centre.
The expansion will undoubtedly bring more job opportunities to each city, and the Cardiff location is currently recruiting for team members at all levels.
Alex Wagstaff of Addington Capital said: "We are delighted to welcome Tim Hortons to the Queens Arcade Shopping Centre and pleased that it has chosen Cardiff as its first shop in Wales.
"Tim Hortons is a big brand in Canada and the US and its arrival will be a real attraction for our customers."
The openings represent the second phase of an extensive, nationwide rollout plan with details to be revealed in due course.
The first Tim Hortons restaurant in Great Britain opened on Argyle Street in Glasgow at the start of June.
The long-awaited launch was met with huge excitement and some people travelled across the country and queued overnight to be the first to sample the brand’s popular coffee and baked goods.
Chief finance and commercial officer of the Tim Hortons franchise in Great Britain says: “We were blown away by the reception we received in Glasgow, and are delighted to announce the opening of restaurants in Cardiff, Belfast and Manchester.
“We know there’s a great deal of excitement out there and we can’t wait to share more details. We’re always looking for fantastic people to join the Tim Hortons Great Britain team – get in touch if you’re interested!”
Tim Hortons was founded by its namesake, top professional ice hockey player, Tim Horton, who wanted to create a space where everyone would feel at home.
Now one of Canada’s most iconic brands, nearly eight out of 10 cups of coffee sold across Canada are served at Tim Hortons and more than 5.3 million Canadians – approximately 15 per cent of the population – visit the cafe daily.
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