Georgians can soon find out why the coffee chain Tim Hortons is so beloved in Canada. Tim’s, founded in 1964 by the late legendary hockey player Tim Horton, is known for its quality coffee, doughnuts and timbits, its version of doughnut holes.
Atlanta businessman Abid Khutliwalal, who owns other fast food franchises including Checker’s and Moe’s Southwest Grill, plans to open 15 stores in Atlanta and Columbus over the next five years.
There are 5,100 Tim Hortons locations, primarily in Canada, with some operating in the Northeast and Upper Midwest. Around 30 are set to open in the Houston area.