It will soon be even easier for people to get their hands on coffee and popular donuts from Tim Hortons, with the opening of a new drive-thru restaurant. As we reported in April this year, the Canadian brand is opening its second branch in Leicestershire on the site of the former Pizza Hut restaurant, next to Sainsbury’s at Grove Farm Triangle.

Now the site is fenced and a team of workers are on site as the transformation of the pizzeria into a drive-thru restaurant begins. According to the cafe chain – which opened its flagship UK restaurant in Leicester in 2019 – the new outlet will open later this year.

The new branch is expected to create over 50 jobs for the local community, offering a mix of full-time and part-time positions. This latest opening is part of the brand’s plan to create more than 2,000 jobs across the country, bringing Tim Hortons restaurants to every major city over the next year.

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Customers can expect what’s been described as “Canada’s favorite cafe,” freshly baked donuts and “Timbits” 24 hours a day, as well as options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including hot sandwiches, wraps and burgers. Known for its opening giveaways, Tim Hortons fans are encouraged to keep their eyes peeled and follow the brand’s social media pages for more news.

Founded as a single location in Canada in 1964, Tim Hortons now has more than 4,700 restaurants across Canada, the United States and around the world. In 2017, the Canadian brand made its way to the UK, opening its first UK restaurant in Argyle Street, Glasgow in June 2017.

The Leicester store opened in November 2019 and became the brand’s largest store to date. Spread over three floors and with over 150 seats, it was launched in the Grade II listed East Gates unit which was originally opened as Eastgates Coffee House in 1885 during the temperance movement.


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