Tim Hortons opens ninth NI outlet

Tim Hortons opens ninth NI outlet

Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons has opened its ninth outlet in Northern Ireland, creating 50 full and part-time jobs in the process.

Speaking after the new sit-in and drive-thru restaurant at Junction in Antrim served its first customers, Kevin Hydes, chief commercial officer of the Tim Hortons franchise in the UK, said: “We began our journey in Northern Ireland three years ago when we opened the doors to our first restaurant in Belfast and have been welcomed with open arms ever since.

“Given the popularity of our current locations, it made sense to launch this newest restaurant with a drive-thru in Antrim so that we can make ourselves available to even more people.”

Junction centre director Chris Flynn added: “We have created a space for customers to relax, socialise and enjoy themselves, and the arrival of Tim Hortons to the scheme further strengthens this offering.

Celebrating the opening of Tim Hortons at The Junction are (L-R) Chris Toner, New Store Opening Manager, Tim Hortons; Geraldine Robinson, Regional Manager, Tim Hortons and Chris Flynn, Centre Director, The Junction.

“The regeneration of the Costa Coffee store is also an exciting development, an already popular destination with customers, we look forward to welcoming coffee lovers to a fully modernised and refreshed site.”

Tim Horton adds to a growing food and beverage offering at the centre, with Costa Coffee having also rejuvenated its location, creating a modern, inviting café space with state-of-the-art facilities.

The Junction says it remains committed to continuing to expand its portfolio with the recent opening of activewear shoe brand Skechers and plans submitted last November for a new £10m Dobbies Garden Centre, which will also include a food hall, restaurant and café.