Tim Hortons empty out former Pizza Hut site near Fosse Park – and quietly list new jobs

Vaughan Moore & Mason Moore | 25 March 2022

CANADIAN coffee giant Tim Hortons have recently started working on turning their proposed first Leicester-based drive-through from a planned concept into a reality.

How the Tim’s drive-thru could look (Image: CISION PR)

Back on 6 December last year, the Hinckley Free Press had learnt that Pizza Hut had closed their dine-in restaurant, in close proximity to the Fosse Park shopping centre.

One day later, the Free Press had exclusively revealed that planning documents had been lodged with Blaby District Council for Tim Hortons to take the land on – and make major renovations to the building – including creating a drive-thru at the site.

The land had remained untouched for about three months – from December through to early March – looking like plans for the site may have came to a temporary halt.

But, in mid-March, the building was quietly gutted out from its past lease of life as a pizza restaurant, with all decor, furniture, and signage being completely removed.

And, today (Friday, 25 March), new job listings have been spotted on a job recruitment website named Indeed for the new Tim Hortons drive-through near Fosse Park.

The newly-posted jobs on Indeed are for the following positions:

The postcode – LE19 1WW – has since been taken off the listings, and only the ‘LE19’ section has remained.

But, this references the Enderby, Narborough and Littlethorpe area of Leicester, confirming that this is the new site and not East Gates, as that sports a LE1 postcode.

Tim’s have been giving town-goers a taste of Canada with their much-loved Timbits, coffee and doughnuts, from their East Gates-based branch which opened in November 2019.

LeicestershireLive have reported back in October that the coffee chain further have their sights set on launching another drive-thru sometime in the future after this – and it would be based on the former GE Thorn Lighting Factory site in Belgrave, Leicester.

Customers would be given the chance to use it as a takeaway, restaurant, or collect their food and drinks through the drive-through.

At the time of publication (25 March), the Free Press are still awaiting a time frame for an official opening date from a Tim Horton’s UK and Ireland spokesperson.

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