Store Location Planning for Tim Hortons UK

Serendipity2 is very proud of its role providing Tim Hortons store location planning to identify its new store location.

Tim Hortons Inc. is a Canadian multinational fast food restaurant known for its coffee and doughnuts. After 50 years, Brits can now enjoy Tim Hortons® premium coffee, freshly baked goods, delicious sandwiches & wraps, and other food products. This month its hitting the UK, with it’s first store opening on 2nd June, at 184 Argyle Street, Glasgow.

“With its burgeoning café culture, Glasgow is the ideal spot for our first location and we think Glaswegians will love our great coffee and delicious, freshly made food.”

Whilst Tim Hortons is an institution in Canada, it will be interesting to see how the brand makes it mark with the UK consumer. The potential prize is big. According to market research firm Mintel, the UK retail coffee market has raced from a value of £137m in 1997 to £3.4bn by 2016. The market has grown by £1bn alone since 2011. (Guardian)

Gurprit Dhaliwal, COO of Tim Hortons UK and Ireland LTD said “We’re really excited to open our first restaurant in Britain and the buzz we’ve been seeing has been unbelievable”.

Tim Hortons UK has a 12-month rapid expansion into other major regional cities” throughout Britain later in the year and that’s where S2’s Strategic data insight and planning will come into play. Working as a key strategic partner, Serendipity2’s brief was to help create the UK brand profile and to identify the best locations to open new stores, with a view to the long term roll out of a large number of high street and drive through formats.

Our Location Planning data & insights service is invaluable for retailers to understand which locations best serve their target market.

To find out more about our work with Tim Hortons, read our case study Tim Hortons Store Location Planning or visit our services pages to find out more about our data driven services.

Tim Hortons , more than just Doughnuts….