Tim Hortons Opens 500th Restaurant
Husband and wife team Chris and Lisa Stopay are the proud owners of the 500th Tim Hortons franchise in St. Adele, Quebec. Tim Hortons is the largest publicly-traded restaurant chain in Canada. This quick service chain offers premium coffee and other hot and cold specialty drinks, sandwiches, baked goods, soups and its trademark donuts. It has over 4,000 restaurants so far and plans to add more. CNW quotes Michael Nadeau, Vice President, Quebec, Tim Hortons, “Quebec is a key market for Tim Hortons. As we continue to expand here, we are looking for community-minded, entrepreneurial owners to help us bring the Tim Hortons ‘Always Fresh’ service to the next level.”
Tim Hortons celebrates its fastest growing region with the opening of its 500th restaurant in Quebec. Located in St. Adele, in the Laurentians, it is the first Tim Hortons franchise to open in this town, and is indicative of the growth and opportunity for expansion that the company sees for Quebec.
In the past ten years, Tim Hortons has doubled the number of restaurants in Quebec, and same restaurant sales continue to outpace the rest of Canada. This trend indicates that the Tim Hortons brand is resonating with guests in La Belle province.
“Quebecers have truly embraced us over the past decade making Tim Hortons the favourite cup of coffee here,” explains Michael Nadeau, Vice President, Quebec, Tim Hortons.
To meet the needs of local customers, Tim Hortons works closely with restaurant owners to tailor the menu. Regional offerings include cretons (a pork spread) and popular breakfast items beans and toast. Quebec also inspired the addition of soup to Tim Hortons’ menu and the creation of the very popular Ham and Cheese Croissant sandwich.
The company predicts strong future growth opportunities within Quebec and is investing in both people and resources to ensure that the momentum continues.
“Quebec is a key market for Tim Hortons,” explains Nadeau. “As we continue to expand here, we are looking for community-minded, entrepreneurial owners to help us bring the Tim Hortons ‘Always Fresh’ service to the next level.”
About Our St. Adele, QC Restaurant Owners
Husband and wife team Chris and Lisa Stopay are long-time fans of the Tim Hortons brand. Born and raised in Quebec, Lisa has worked with Tim Hortons corporate team since 1995, supporting numerous departments throughout the years. “Our family is so excited to bring the Tim Hortons experience to beautiful St. Adele,” explains Lisa. “Since our arrival, the people here have been so welcoming. We are very proud to be a part of such a wonderful Canadian success story.” …
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