August 31, 2016 8:21 am

Tim Hortons plans coffee shops in England, Scotland, Wales amid global expansion push

A Tim Hortons coffee shop in downtown Toronto, on Wednesday, June 29, 2016.


TORONTO – Tim Hortons is continuing its international expansion with plans to open its first full-service coffee shops in Great Britain.

The company partnered with an investor to establish a master franchise joint venture company that will open the stores in England, Scotland and Wales.

In late July, Tim Hortons announced a similar agreement in the Philippines, which is the brand’s first stop in Southeast Asia.

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It did not specify how many stores it plans to open in Great Britain or when, but a spokesperson said in an email that it seeks to be a leader in the market.

Daniel Schwartz, CEO of Restaurant Brands International, said in a statement that the area is an attractive market with a strong and growing coffee culture.

“This deal is part of our growth plan to take the iconic Tim Hortons brand around the world,”  Schwartz said. “Great Britain is an attractive [quick service restaurants] market with a strong and growing coffee culture so it is a natural fit for the brand.”

RBI, the parent company of Tim Hortons and Burger King, is looking to grow Tim Hortons globally.

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