Canadian coffeehouse and restaurant chain Tim Hortons inaugurated its first Pune location on Friday, as confirmed by a company official in a social media post.
“Namaskar Pune! We are opening our first restaurant in Pune on 13th October, 5 pm at Balewadi High Street. Come, Say Hi, and experience our signature warmth and care,” said Ravi Makwana, chief marketing officer at Tim Hortons India in a LinkedIn post.
Pune marks the newest addition to the roster of cities served by the Toronto-based coffee chain, following in the footsteps of New Delhi, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Bengaluru, and several others. This latest establishment can be found at Balewadi High Street in Pune, Maharashtra.
Just a year after Tim Hortons’ initial entry into the Indian market, the coffee retailer made its debut in South India by opening two outlets in Bengaluru.
In August 2022, Tim Hortons entered the Indian market with a debut that featured the launch of two outlets in the National Capital Region (NCR).
Tim Hortons has made its entry into the Indian market through an exclusive master franchise agreement with AG Café, a joint venture entity jointly owned by the retail conglomerate Apparel Group and Gateway Partners, an emerging markets alternative investment manager.
At present, the coffee retailer boasts a presence in more than 22 stores across India, spanning cities such as Bengaluru, New Delhi, Chandigarh, Gurugram, Noida, Ludhiana, Patiala, Bathinda, and Mumbai. Just two days ago, it celebrated the milestone of reaching 300 locations in both GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries and India.
Tim Hortons is an international coffeehouse and restaurant chain headquartered in Toronto. Established in 1964 by Canadian hockey players Tim Horton and Jim Charade, the company is now globally managed by Restaurant Brands International Inc., overseeing more than 5,100 restaurants spanning 15 countries.