Tim Hortons is offering two new models of its restaurants, including a 900-square-foot drive-thru-only version, the company announced Monday.
The Toronto-based division of Restaurant Brands International Inc. said “new next-generation restaurant models for the United States” will also include a 24-seat, 1,600-square-foot version. The first drive-thru-only restaurant is set to open this summer in Cross Lanes, W. Va., a suburb northwest of Charleston. W.Va.
Former Tim Hortons restaurants are approximately 2,500 square feet or more, a company spokesperson said.
“Our customers want great service, high-quality coffee and food, and they want to feel safe when they visit Tim Hortons restaurants. Our new restaurant design offers all of this and more,” Tim Hortons U.S. marketing manager Jay Pritchett said in a statement.
“We innovated the interior of our restaurant to offer a designated mobile order pick-up area,” Pritchett said. “We also provide a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere for guests who choose to dine and spend time in our restaurants.”
The new model also includes a mobile pick-up shelf and VIP mobile order parking spaces, the company noted.
As part of the update, the menu has been simplified, the company said, but it includes new items such as energy drinks.
The first drive-thru-only model will open this summer in Cross Lanes, with eight additional units opening throughout 2022 in Michigan, New York and Ohio.
Tim Hortons, founded in 1964 in Canada, has more than 4,800 restaurants system-wide in Canada and around the world. Tim Hortons has 634 units in the United States. Parent Restaurant Brands International also owns Burger King, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen and Firehouse Subs concepts.
Update of June 6, 2022: This story has been edited to include the size of traditional Tim Hortons restaurants and to add the number of US units.
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