Canadian Chain Closer to First DFW Location

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Tim Hortons restaurant | Image by Tim Hortons

Construction on a Dallas County location of popular Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons is expected to kick off construction in March, according to a Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation filing.

Work on the Coppell spot, located at 440 N. SH 121 near Freeport Parkway and Northwestern Drive, will span a 1,640-square-foot quick-service restaurant. Construction costs for the new Tim Hortons are estimated at $900,000, the filing shows, and an anticipated completion date for the construction is set for March 2025.

Houston’s Ryden Architecture is listed as the design firm behind the Coppell store.

The international coffee and bakery franchise announced in January 2022 that it would surge into Texas, kicking off first with a 30-unit agreement in Houston.

Houston natives and experienced franchisees Ali and Emad Lakhany were selected to spearhead the Houston expansion through their TH of Texas, LLC, owned by the manager of CSM Group.

The group is behind the Coppell location, as well.

“We were extremely comfortable moving forward,” Ali Lakhany said when the initial franchise deal was first announced in 2022.

“We felt the excitement just being at headquarters because everyone loves Tim Hortons!” Ali said. “We know how diverse and how strong the Texas economy is, specifically Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth with the amount of people moving in. We feel that this is a great opportunity to penetrate these markets.”

The chain has previously stated that it is targeting Texas in its growth efforts due to the state’s rapid growth, but expectations of its continued growth.

Outside of Texas in the U.S., Tim Hortons already has stores in New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Tim Hortons was founded in 1964 in Canada. Its menu includes premium coffee, hot and cold specialty drinks, baked goods, hot breakfast sandwiches and breakfast snacking items. The company has more than 4,800 restaurants across the world.

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