Business expansion
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Milton Keynes, Motherwell, Cookstown and other locations
Hotel / Restaurants
Accommodation And Food Service Activities
Food And Beverage Service Activities
56.10 - Restaurants and mobile food service activities

2,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
8 October 2020
Employment effect (start)
1 December 2020
Foreseen end date


Tim Hortons, the Canada-based coffee shop chain has announced plans to create 2,000 jobs in the UK in the next two years. The company is planning to open shops and drive-thrus in major cities and towns across the UK, with shops in Motherwell (Scotland), Cookstown (Northern-Ireland) and Milton Keynes (England), the latter opening in December 2020.

The chief executive said the company aimed to 'capitalise on opportunities for growth' as interest in drive-thru dining has been growing since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tim Hortons is best known for its coffee and donuts. The company opened its first UK outlet in 2017 and it now has 23 locations.



Eurofound (2020), Tim Hortons, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 102258, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/102258.