Tim Hortons: Accelerating Global Growth with Launch in India

Toronto / CA. (rbi) According to Restaurant Brands International Inc. (RBI) its brand «Tim Hortons» will launch in India later this year as part of an exclusive agreement with a joint venture entity owned by Apparel Group and Gateway Partners. The first restaurant is set to open in New Delhi and there are plans to launch over 300 locations across the country over the next 10 years.

With this launch, India will become the fourth country in the Asia Pacific region where Tim Hortons is serving its iconic coffee and treats, including a growing presence in China where there are over 400 Tims restaurants. Tim Hortons can also be found in the United States, Mexico, Spain, the United Kingdom, across the Middle East, Thailand and the Philippines.

«India is one of the world’s fastest growing markets for coffee and tea retail chains and Tims is thrilled to be opening there soon,» said David Shear, President of RBI International, the parent company of Tim Hortons. «We’re committed to serving India the premium quality coffee and delicious foods that Tims fans in Canada and around the world love,» said Shear. «This launch in India is another critical step in our continuing international expansion plans.»

Restaurant Brands International Inc. is one of the world’s largest quick-service restaurant companies with more than USD 35 billion in annual system-wide sales and over 29,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries. RBI owns four of the world’s most prominent and iconic quick-service restaurant brands – «Tim Hortons», «Burger King», «Popeyes», and «Firehouse Subs». These independently operated brands have been serving their respective guests, franchisees, and communities for decades. Through its RBI for Good framework, RBI is improving sustainable outcomes related to its food, the planet, and people and communities.