Indians love their hot cuppa coffee, and we have seen testimony to this through the growing demand of good quality coffee over the past few years. Popular coffee joints across the country see crowds thronging and people queueing up to get a sip of their favourite brews. It was just a matter of time before the iconic Canadian coffee brand Tim Hortons launched its India edition for coffee-lovers across the country. On 11th August 2022, the brand opened its doors in Delhi-NCR with two outlets - one in Select Citywalk, Saket and DLF Cyberhub, Gurgaon.
Tim Hortons currently has more than 5,300 restaurants across 13 countries, including the Middle East, China, the UK, Mexico, Spain, Thailand and Philippines. This is their first time in India with the two new outlets in Delhi-NCR. The warm, comforting interiors and welcoming environment are in line with the original Tim Hortons outlets from Canada. Customers can choose from their expansive menu with iconic coffee, delicious food and other amazing beverages and delights. There's the creamy and rich French Vanilla, the Iced Capp - a blended frozen coffee beverage, along with prepared-to-order food and baked goods including delicious bite-sized morsels of traditional donuts called Timbits.
Navin Gurnaney, CEO of the Tim Hortons franchise in India said, "In March 2022, we announced our intent to open hundreds of stores in India over the next ten years. Today's news is the first step in that exciting commitment. Tim Hortons is not just a popular coffee chain, it's an experience. We are starting with Delhi NCR and will be opening outlets in the state of Punjab in the coming months. I would like to thank our employees and partners for their trust and dedication to making this happen."
"We are very excited to bring Tim Hortons to India." said Thiago Santelmo, President RBI EMEA, the parent company of Tim Hortons. "With over 55 years of coffee heritage, Tim Hortons has captured the hearts and taste buds of Canadians, and we are confident our guests in India will love our premium quality coffee and food. Entering India shows our ongoing commitment to serving more guests around the world."
H.E. Cameron MacKay, High Commissioner for Canada to India, said: "Millions of Canadians have enjoyed Tim Hortons for decades - now it's time to share with India! Tim Hortons long-awaited launch here is a sign of the close relationship between Canada and India, and between Canadians and Indians. Indians can now enjoy a taste of what is an essential part of growing up in Canada, and we are incredibly proud to support their arrival."