According to WSB-TV in Atlanta, Tim Hortons is coming to Georgia. And it’s not just one location. It seems there are 15 planned locations.
The Canadian brand is a coffee and bakery franchise. They are the largest quick-service restaurant chain in Canada with over 5,000 restaurants total. The franchise has locations in 15 countries as well.
The plan for the restaurants in Georgia spans the next five years and includes the Atlanta and Columbus areas.
Abid Khutliwala is an Atlanta resident and restaurant operator. He will be leading the expansion in the state. After immigrating to Georgia in 2000, Khutliwala has owned franchises with multiple brands, including Popeyes, who’s parent company is the same as Tim Hortons.
Khutliwala visited Toronto years ago and fell in love with Tim Horton coffee, claiming he thinks it will be the best coffee around.
There are other Tim Horton locations in the United States, but most are in the northern part of the country. Along with Atlanta, there was another recent announcement about adding locations in Houston, Texas as the brand expands.
There are no specific details on where these 15 Tim Hortons locations in the state will be, but maybe the “Atlanta area” will grow to include the CSRA?
Maybe Tim Hortons will eventually make this list for the Augusta area…