Tim Hortons’ Halal chicken to debut in Milton Keynes
Our Tims Crispy Chicken and Tims Chicken Tenders are sourced from suppliers whose products are certified as Halal by religious authorities.
Canadian brand Tim Hortons has kicked started a major expansion plan by announcing the opening of a drive-thru restaurant in Milton Keynes this December.
The 74-cover venue will be the coffee chain’s 24th and its first in the south of England since making its UK debut in 2017, with plans of opening more in the next 12 months.
Only last year, the franchise introduced a pair of Halal items to its menu, with a spokesperson informing FtLion: “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.”
Clarifying that “the rest of our meat is purchased from EU countries and is not Halal”, the spokesperson added: “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.
Kevin Hydes, Chief Commercial Officer of Tim Hortons UK & Ireland, said: “Our launch into Milton Keynes is just the start of our planned expansion throughout the UK, with many more exciting openings in the pipeline for 2021”.
The first Tim Horton store was opened in Hamilton, Ontario Canada, way back in 1964 by a National Hockey League Legend by the same name.