A second fast-food style outlet for the Canadian chain Tim Hortons, specialising in coffee and doughnuts, with savouries to boot.
This Canadian fast-food chain arrived in Scotland in 2017 with some fanfare, such is its reverence across the pond. Originally set up in the 1960s by Tim Horton, a top pro ice hockey player, whose death in a car crash in 1974 helped cement his fame – and possibly that of the coffee chain, which is estimated to sell 80 per cent of all the cups of coffee sold in Canada. The company has wasted little time, opening six stores in the wider Glasgow area, including East Kilbride, Silverburn shopping centre and two in the city centre. The first, on Argyle Street, has a downstairs lounge with more of the coffee-shop atmosphere, while the upstairs area is generic, clean and suited to the rushed diner. Savoury fast-food options include soups, wraps and panini, but Tim Hortons’ reputation rests on that popular North American combo of coffee and doughnuts, particularly their ‘Timbits’ – the mini bitesize doughnuts in various flavours that come tasty and sweet, and inexpensive.