Canada’s Tim Hortons signs deal for 120 Gulf outlets

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NEW BRAND: Tim Hortons, Canada's largest restaurant chain, has signed a deal with Dubai-based Apparel Group to open up to 120 restaurants in the Gulf region

NEW BRAND: Tim Hortons, Canada's largest restaurant chain, has signed a deal with Dubai-based Apparel Group to open up to 120 restaurants in the Gulf region

Tim Hortons, Canada's largest restaurant chain, has signed a deal with Dubai-based Apparel Group to open up to 120 restaurants in the UAE and wider Gulf region, to expand outside North America.

The properties will be developed and operated by Apparel in the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman, Don Schroeder, CEO of Tim Hortons confirmed.

"There is an opportunity over the long term to explore international opportunities and seed the Tim Hortons’ brand in various markets outside of North America," Schroeder said.

The value of the deal was not disclosed.

The Ontario-based company, which has a few stores in Britain and at some military bases in the Middle East, had about 3,040 restaurants in Canada and 587 in the US, as of July 4.

Apparel Group, which operates brands like Tommy Hilfiger and Aeropostale, has over 500 stores in about fourteen countries.

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Posted by: B

When will Tim Hortons actually be opening in Kuwait? Anytime soon, or not for quite some time? I'm craving an iced capp in this scorching heat!

Posted by: Phil McArthur

I have worked with Apparel group as a mall developer for over 15 years and they are a great choice to operate the Tim Horton's brand in the region. This is a good value Canadian operation that will be well received. Quality and value for money always win. Enjoy everyone!

Posted by: Hiba Dubai

Very Good News.... Can't wait to have it here :)

Posted by: KeenObzerver

Agree with JoeBloggs
I dont know the details of the deal, but im sure they could have done much better if they would have done their homework.

I love Time hortons, Double Double, and sour cream Timbits :)

Posted by: Mike

I thought Tim Hortons was bought by an American Company that also owns Wendys...Tim Hortons is no longer Canadian......

Posted by: Malik

No, Tim Hortons bought back the full ownership from Wendy's. It is now fully independent, however has teamed up with ColdStone to open Tim Hortons / ColdStone branches in North America (to speed up the expansion process).

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