Tim Hortons opening today in Warrington’s Gemini Retail ParkHALAL STATUS Halal chicken options (prepped & cooked separately)
Having last month opened in Thurrock, Canadian fast food chain Tim Hortons is preparing to open its second site in Warrington today.
Located in Westbrook’s Gemini Retail Park, the drive-thru restaurant has taken over former Frankie and Benny’s restaurant at Gemini 8 and will open early at 7am.
This will be the coffee giant’s second premises in the town, with the first having opened back in 2017 at the Golden Square Shopping Centre.
Promising that this will be the “first of many for 2022”, Tim Hortons added: “The first person in the drive-thru and at the front door queue will each win free drinks for a year! Plus, we’re giving away free breakfast meals for the first 100 guests.”
As part of an expansion plan that will see the launch of another new branch in Stockport, the franchise is looking to open in every major town and city by 2022.
Trio of Halal items are currently available…
A Tim Hortons’ spokesperson informed FtLion that they introduced a pair of Halal items to their menu in 2019 that recently included a Halal Turkey Hot Dog.
“Our Turkey Hot Dog is Halal approved. Please note that if you are purchasing our new Tims Turkey Hot Dog, please ensure you order with tomato ketchup and not the maple & chorizo ketchup which is sold as standard.
“The Chicken and Turkey Hot Dogs are baked in our restaurants on separate trays, therefore there is segregation of the Halal-certified products throughout the process,” the representative said.
The other two items include the Tims Crispy Chicken and the Tims Chicken Tenders which are “sourced from suppliers whose products are certified as Halal by religious authorities” and the “chicken is baked in our restaurants on separate trays. Therefore there is segregation of the Halal certified chicken throughout the process”.
Tim Hortons clarified: “We don’t promote our restaurants or meat as Halal approved. However, our Tims Crispy Chicken and Tims Chicken Tenders are sourced from suppliers whose products are certified as Halal by religious authorities.”
The business also explained that while “the rest of our meat is purchased from EU countries and is not Halal…. The chicken is baked in our restaurants on separate trays. Therefore there is segregation of the Halal certified chicken throughout the process”.
Made with a toasted brioche bun, the sandwich is filled with crispy chicken, green leaf lettuce, sliced tomato, smokey tomato sauce and mayonnaise, while the tenders are served with a dip of choice.
Tim Horton (Warrington)
Gemini 8, Charon Way, Westbrook, Warrington WA5 7YA.
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 07:00-00:00