New Tim Hortons opens Tuesday with week-long discount on coffee

The Dayton area’s newest Tim Hortons location is scheduled to open at 5 a.m. Tuesday, April 18 in Riverside, and will offer an opening-week discount on coffee.

The new restaurant and coffee shop is located at 1975 Harshman Road, just north of Stebbins High School. Construction crews demolished an existing former Pizza Hut before building the new Tim Hortons. For opening week only, customers can order any size of Tim Hortons signature original blend coffee for $1.

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A full grand-opening celebration will be held April 21 from 10 a.m. to noon. The first 50 customers at the celebration will receive a small gift courtesy of Ampex Brands, the franchisee for Dayton-area Tim Hortons locations. K99.1FM will be on site doing a radio remote, and there will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m.

The Riverside opening is part of the local franchisee’s aggressive Dayton-area expansion plans, with three more in various stages of development, Ampex officials said.

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The current activity builds on the openings in late December of Tim Hortons in at 3010 Kettering Blvd. just south of West Dorothy Lane in Moraine, and at 1998 W. Main St. near Meijer in Troy.

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The openings are part of an expansion that could bring seven to 10 new Tim Hortons locations over the next three years, company officials have said.

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Texas-based Ampex Brands operates several other franchise restaurants, including Long John Silver’s, Taco Bell, A&W Restaurants and KFC restaurants, in 17 states. It is also expanding the Tim Hortons footprint in the Columbus and central Ohio area.

A Tim Hortons competitor, Dunkin’ Donuts, is in the midst of its own aggressive expansion in the region. It has opened five Dayton-area restaurants in the last three years under franchise owner Pat Gilligan, including, late last year, a location on Woodman Drive in Riverside. Other new Dunkin’ Donuts shops have opened in Sugarcreek Twp., Springfield, Kettering and Centerville.

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