Tim Hortons to open in early September

After spending eight weeks at the Tim Hortons training centre in Oakville, Ont., local resident Gord McQuarrie is eager to open the doors at his new business—and ring in that first “double-double” and cruller on the till.
“We’re right on schedule at this point. We’re looking at [opening] the first week of September,” he said.
McQuarrie, who announced in late May that he and his wife, Laurie, will be the franchisees here, noted the couple is “very excited” about getting started.
“It can’t happen quick enough.
We’re very much looking forward to it,” he enthused, adding he’s been at the site on King’s Highway at Elm Avenue “four times a day” since he got back from the training school last week.
McQuarrie said the paving outside the building should be started this weekend, adding the tiling inside is being done now. When competed, the 3,000 sq. ft. store, will feature not only space for eating inside, but a drive-thru window and some landscaping on the outside.
The business will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The menu will include everything from coffee and doughnuts to sandwiches, soups, chili, and even summertime beverages like iced cappuccinos.
As for the training, McQuarrie said it was “very informative.”^“They teach you, even if you have no prior knowledge of running a business in the food service industry, everything you have to know,” he remarked.
“They also teach you how to run a Tim Hortons professionally and successfully. It was great.”^McQuarrie is poised to begin the hiring process, which will see up to 40 people on staff—14 of which will be full-time.
“The full-time positions are key,” he noted. “We want to offer stable employment, create new jobs in the community.”^Word of a Tim Hortons being built here first broke last August when representatives said the company definitely was interested in Fort Frances, but waited until this spring to confirm they had found a suitable franchisee.
About 200 Tim Hortons are built across Canada each year.