Canadians may have fallen out of love with Tim Hortons, but it seems that everyone else around the world still holds the iconic brand in high regard.
After a series of successful expansions in various European cities like Glasgow and Madrid, the Canadian coffee and donut chain is ready to open its first-ever restaurant in Northern Ireland. On May 25, Irish people will head over to Fountain Street in Belfast, where they'll be able to get their first taste of Tim Bits and iced cappuccinos.
"We are thrilled to be bringing our famous brewed coffee, baked goods and freshly-prepared food to the people of Belfast," said Kevin Hydes, the chief finance and commercial officer for Tim Hortons UK. "Following the success of our recent openings in Scotland, Wales and in England, we can't wait to bring a taste of Canada to Northern Ireland."
The new Belfast store will give out line-up prizes on opening day in true Canadian fashion, offering the first 100 customers to a free lunch. The very first person to enter through the doors will also get free Tim Hortons coffee for an entire year.
As expected, Irish people are obsessing over the new Tim Hortons:
Looking forward to checking out this place later.... @TimHortons comes to Belfast https://instagram.com/p/BjI6Q8ilUSM/ pic.twitter.com/roNzPMlFMK— #NIFoodBlogger ❂ (@NIFoodBlogger)
TIM HORTONS IN BELFAST OPENS ON FRIDAY THIS IS NOT A DRILL. BRING ON THE TIM BITS— Jenn! (@JennLaFleur)
It's been 20 minutes since we found out Tim Hortons were giving away free food. I can only imagine the blood being shed in the stampedes across Belfast.— Stotherd (@Stotherd)
Tim Hortons in Belfast opens on the day of the referendum if anyone else already feels the need to comfort eat— Rebecca (@vodkarebtools)
Can’t believe no one told me @TimHortons was opening on Friday in Belfast I’m never in town but I may need to take a wee trip— Jonathan McFerran (@jaimcferran)
How the fuck does Belfast get a Tim Hortons and London doesn't? Jesus fuck.— Jamie (@dodgeronfire)
@TimHortons is opening in Belfast I’m hearing. Everybody paniccc— Ryan (@IamRyanBrolly)
It’s actually looney how excited I am for @TimHortons in Belfast— The thoughts of Ben (@Ben_thought_of)
Watch out, Greggs — Tim Hortons is coming for your sausage rolls.