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Restaurant Brands to expand Tim Hortons in Minnesota

Staff writer ▼ | June 10, 2016
Restaurant Brands International entered into an agreement with and Restaurant Development Partners (RDP)to expand and grow the Tim Hortons brand across Minnesota.
Tim Hortons
Expansion   Tim Hortons opened its first restaurant in the U.S. in 1984
The agreement is the largest of its kind for the Tim Hortons brand in the U.S. and includes development commitments over the next 14 years.

"This development area shares many characteristics with other markets where we've been most successful in the U.S., representing a prime opportunity for the continued expansion of the Tim Hortons brand," says Elías Díaz Sesé, President of Tim Hortons.

"The RDP team has a long history and deep expertise in real estate development that will serve them well in building scale and driving growth for the Tim Hortons brand in the region."

"We're thrilled to be joining the Tim Hortons family and look forward to introducing the brand to more than 5 million people across the state of Minnesota," says Paul Durigon, CEO of RDP.

"We firmly believe in the Tim Hortons concept and brand and feel it will be well received in this market."

This agreement is the most recent by RBI in its plans to grow the Tim Hortons brand in the U.S. market. In February 2016, RBI announced an agreement with Luke Family of Brands to aggressively develop the brand in Indiana.

Tim Hortons opened its first restaurant in the U.S. in 1984. Today, the brand maintains a strong base of restaurants across Canada, the U.S. and the Middle East.