Canadian coffee and fast-food chain creates 75 jobs at Merry Hill

75 jobs are to be created as Tim Hortons opens a drive-thru site at Merry Hill.

The Canadian coffee and fast-food chain which has its UK headquarters in Wednesfield, plan to open at the 3,950 sq ft former Frankie and Benny’s site in Station Drive later this year.

It will be its fourth site in the West Midlands and will offer a mix of full and part-time roles, with seating up to 100 diners for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The move is part of Tim Hortons’ aim to bring the chain to every major town and city in the UK over the next year, creating more than 2,000 jobs.

Kevin Hydes, the chief commercial officer of the Tim Hortons franchise in the UK, said: “The demand for our renowned food and drink offering has continued to grow in the West Midlands, with all our restaurants in the county proving very popular amongst our guests.

“Brierley Hill is a great area and has a fantastic community with lots of leisure activities nearby, so opening here will help to bring our Canadian charm even closer to our fans nearby.

“We are in the process of recruiting an excellent team to deliver the high levels of customer service that our guests are accustomed to. It’s an exciting time for our brand, and we look forward to welcoming everyone to Brierley Hill later this year.”

Jonathan Poole, centre manager at Merry Hill, added: “We are thrilled to welcome the renowned Canadian brand, Tim Hortons later this year, and we’re already hearing from customers how much they’re looking forward to it.

“The new drive-thru restaurant on the Upper Retail Park will give visitors great convenience; they can either grab on-the-go via the drive-thru or sit down and relax in the unique Tim Hortons dine-in experience.”