Tim Hortons US announces area developer for greater St. Louis

Show Me Hospitality LLC invests in bakery cafe chain; plans to open 40 locations over the next six years

Tim Hortons US announces area developer for greater St. LouisShow Me Hospitality, LLC is bringing Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop’s premium blend coffee, baked goods, sandwiches, soups and distinctive donuts to St. Louis, Missouri.

A local area developer, Show Me Hospitality, is comprised of seasoned business operators, entrepreneurs and marketers with extensive experience in the food and beverage industry.

“We were attracted to the Tim Hortons brand for its strong history, vitality, and solid operations. Most-importantly we know St. Louisans will embrace and enjoy its premium coffee and wide variety of great tasting food and beverages,” said Eric Sigurdson, president, Show Me Hospitality. “Bringing this iconic brand to St. Louis has been my goal for a long time.”

Show Me Hospitality plans to open 40 restaurant locations across Greater St. Louis by 2019. Tim Hortons U.S. first announced plans to expand into the St. Louis market in February 2014 as part of its five year strategic plan.

“We are confident that our partners at Show Me Hospitality will lead the charge and make a strong impact for the brand in this market,” said Mike Meilleur, executive vice president, Tim Hortons U.S. “We look forward to entering and growing in the metro St. Louis market over the coming years.”

“Tim Hortons has a unique brand position, standing for great quality coffee and food at reasonable prices that we are confident St. Louis will welcome,” Sigurdson said.

Show Me Hospitality anticipates the initial Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop restaurants to open in 2015.

“We will open both free standing restaurants with drive thru, and kiosks in hospitals, universities, corporate campuses, transportations centers, sporting arenas and other areas where our breakfast, lunch, dinner and all-day snacking makes sense,” Sigurdson added.

About Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop
Tim Hortons is one of the largest publicly-traded restaurant chains in North America based on market capitalization. Operating in the quick service segment of the restaurant industry, Tim Hortons appeals to a broad range of consumer tastes, with a menu that includes premium coffee, espresso-based beverages, specialty teas, home-style soups, fresh sandwiches, grilled panini, wraps, hot breakfast sandwiches and fresh baked goods, including our trademark donuts. As of March 30, 2014, Tim Hortons had 870 restaurants in the United States and 4,524 restaurants systemwide. To learn more about Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop, visit www.timhortons.com or follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@TimHortonsCafeandBakeShop).