Tim Hortons open its largest UK store in Leicester

Canadian bakery and café chain Tim Hortons has opened its largest UK store today in Leicester city centre.

The café is located in East Gates with seating for more than 150 customers spread over three floors and 6,500 square feet.

To celebrate the opening, the first 100 customers through the door today will receive a free lunch combo meal.

In addition, the first person in the queue for the restaurant will receive two free drinks every day for a year.


The building the cafe is located in dates back to 1885, when East Gates Coffee House first opened and created a popular spot for coffee lovers during the temperance movement.

Tim Hortons UK chief finance and commercial officer Kevin Hydes said: “We’re delighted to have secured a fantastic location right in the heart of Leicester for our largest restaurant to date.”

“The beautiful and historic building is a true landmark within the city, and we hope will become a favourite destination for the people of Leicester.”

Tim Hortons was founded in Canada in 1964 by its namesake, a professional ice hockey player. It now has more than 4,700 sites across the world and is well known for its signature Timbits doughnut bites.

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