Canadian fast food chain Tim Hortons set to open first Yorkshire restaurant in Sheffield

Canadian fast food chain Tim Hortons is set to open its first Yorkshire restaurant in Sheffield.

Friday, 11th December 2020, 12:18 pm

Planning permission has been granted to convert the former Frankie & Benny’s restaurant at Drakehouse retail park, which closed in March, and install a drive-through lane.

There is no loss of car parking spaces as the result of the development.

Mango Planning & Development, who applied for planning permission on behalf of the franchisee, confirmed to The Star the plan is to open a Tim Hortons, which serves coffee, doughnuts and other fast food items.

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Yorkshire's first Tim Hortons is set to open in Sheffield next year.

The chain currently has 27 restaurants across the UK, including eight in England, with the option to order through Deliveroo and Just Eat at some outlets.

A Tim Hortons spokesperson was unable to confirm an opening date or how many jobs will be created. Planning permission is still required for a change of signage outside the restaurant.

The economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic forced Frankie & Benny’s at Drakehouse to close permanently.