Iconic Canadian cafe Tim Hortons is set to open in the UK this spring.
The first store will open on Glasgow’s Argyle Street in May, with a “12-month rapid expansion into other major regional cities” throughout Great Britain to follow later in the year.
The expansion coincides with Canada’s 150th birthday this year.
The company has promised that UK customers will “enjoy custom-made orders, and friendly, speedy service, all with a large side of Canadian warmth.”
Known for its signature coffee, the cafes will serve up cult Canadian classics like the “Double-Double” — a coffee with double creams and double sugars — as well as its famous doughnuts and “Timbits” (bite-sized doughnuts) in flavours like chocolate glazed, birthday cake, and strawberry-filled.
Its beverage menu will also include the likes of its “Iced Capp” — a frozen cappuccino — as well as smoothies, hot chocolate, french vanilla, and espresso-based drinks.
Its food offering will include breakfast, lunch, and baked goods, from bagels to soup, chilli, toasties, wraps, muffins, and cookies.
The chain was founded in 1964 by professional ice hockey player Tim Horton, and has since became a major part of Canadian culture. Eight out of 10 cups of coffee sold in the country are sold at Tim Hortons, according to the company, and more than 5.3 million Canadians visit one of its locations daily.
While it is known for its affordable prices — as of 2014, a medium coffee cost roughly $1.70 (£1.02) with tax — it is unknown how this will play out in the UK.
“We witnessed Tim Hortons phenomenal success in Canada, we wanted to replicate this in Great Britain,” Tim Hortons UK and Ireland COO Gurprit Dhaliwal said.
“It’s hard to explain just how important Tim Hortons is to Canadians — it’s not just a restaurant, it’s a way of life and a place of home, and we’re positive Great Britain will fall in love the brand.”