Tim Hortons opens first location in China

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Tim Hortons opened its first restaurant in Shangai, China today. The new restaurant is located in the People’s Square in central Shanghai.

According to a press release the company signed an exclusive master franchise joint agreement with the Cartesian Capital Group (Cartesian) last year.

Every detail in the new restaurant is designed to elevate the experience of visiting the Canadian coffee shop. The design of the floor tiles is inspired by the image of maple leaves in autumn. The restaurant features a lot of red and plaids, artwork featuring the maple leaf and there is even a hockey stick door handle to pay tribute to its hockey heritage and well-known love of the game.

“We’re excited to bring the iconic Tim Hortons brand and a piece of Canada around the globe”, said Alex Macedo, President, Tim Hortons in a press release.

“China is an attractive growth market and we can’t wait for guests to try our classic favourites and some new offerings crafted specifically to the Chinese market.”

Tim Hortons now has over 4,800 locations in Canada and around the globe including the United States, Mexico, Europe, the Philippines, and the Middle East.

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