Tim Hortons is proudly celebrating the 60th anniversary of opening its very first restaurant in Canada, the 50th anniversary of establishing Tim Hortons Foundation Camps, and 40 years of serving freshly brewed original blend coffee and always delicious food to communities in the U.S. 


The first Tim Hortons restaurant opened on May 17, 1964, in Canada, in Hamilton, Ontario, and the first U.S. restaurant opened in Tonawanda, New York, in 1984. Today, there are over 630 Tim Hortons restaurants across the U.S. and more than 5,700 in total around the world — a total of 20 countries.


“This year represents an exciting series of milestones at Tim Hortons, and we can’t wait to celebrate them with our guests,” said Tim Hortons U.S. President Katerina Glyptis. “With 40 strong years in the U.S., we’re thrilled to now be introducing Tim Hortons to more and more Americans in 2024 with exciting plans to open more restaurants and launch in new markets. I love hearing Tims fans across the country ask when a location will open in their area, and I am so encouraged to have strong interest from candidates requesting to become franchisees and open restaurants!”


Tim Hortons ended 2023 with its largest number of U.S. restaurant openings in over five years, including some important expansions into new markets such as Texas and Georgia. The brand has also finalized agreements with franchisees committed to open new restaurants in additional markets, including Tennessee, Missouri, Delaware and New Jersey in the coming years.