As Canadian as ice hockey, maple syrup, and geese, iconic coffee franchise Tim Horton’s has crossed the border down south, way south that is, opening its first store in Houston, Texas.
Tim Horton’s, known endearingly by our neighbors up north as “Timmies” is a bakery and coffee franchise founded in Ontario in 1964. Named after the Canadian hockey player, Tim Horton, the franchise has since expanded globally with over 5,000 outposts in 14 countries, including the US.
Its latest outpost in Katy recently rolled out a soft opening at 21811 Clay Road. With the grand opening slated for September 9, customers are advised to exercise patience when ordering until the staff fills out.
Their grand opening ceremony, launching at 5 am on September 9, will include a variety of prizes and giveaways including free coffee for a year for 50 potential customers.
“When determining where to bring our coffee shops next, Houston proved to show significant growth opportunity,” said Ricardo Azevedo, regional president of Tim Hortons U.S., in a statement.
“Most importantly, we chose to put down roots in Houston because we love this city’s friendly hospitality, unique culture and strong sense of community.”
The iconic chain is renowned for its Timbits doughnut holes that come in a variety of flavors. Additionally, Timmies serves specialty coffee drinks, an array of doughnut recipes, and breakfast sandwiches served all day.
“Houston is our home. This meant assuring we partnered with a brand that aligned with our values, which is why we’re so excited to bring the Tim Hortons experience to our city,” CSM Group CEO Ali Lakhany added.
“We couldn’t be more excited to bring Tims to Houston, and we’ll soon look to expand into surrounding metropolitan cities.”
The franchise plans to open two additional locations in Houston at 5312 West Richey and at 13451 Northwest Freeway.