Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons has confirmed its UK launch will be in Glasgow and said it had “extensive plans for roll-out across Great Britain in 2017”.

As revealed by MCA at the start of last month, the first store will open on Argyle Street in Glasgow later this spring.

The Restaurant Brands International group, which has 23,000 sites worldwide, described the UK as a “key strategic market”, where it is working with Domino’s franchisee SK Group on expansion.

Gurprit Dhaliwal, COO of Tim Hortons UK and Ireland, said: “We’ve witnessed Tim Hortons phenomenal success in Canada, and wanted to replicate this in Great Britain. “It’s hard to explain just how important Tim Hortons is to Canadians – it’s not just a restaurant, it’s a way of life and a place of ‘home’, and we’re positive Great Britain will fall in love the brand.”

Elías Díaz Sesé, president, Tim Hortons Brand, said: “Bringing Tim Hortons to Great Britain and Glasgow, is something we’re really excited about. Great Britain is a nation of coffee lovers, so we’re confident Tim Hortons will continue to be a leader in the quick service restaurant sector across the pond.”