Canadian coffee and doughnut franchise chain Tim Hortons has announced that it will roll out its stores throughout the UK this year.

The chain has unveiled that its first store opening will be on Glasgow’s Argyle Street in May.

The company said that Great Britain was a key strategic market for the business and was the first European country to open its doors to the brand.

“Bringing Tim Hortons to Great Britain and Glasgow, is something we’re really excited about,” said Elias Diaz Sese, president for Tim Hortons. “Great Britain is a nation of coffee lovers, so we’re confident Tim Hortons will continue to be a leader in the quick-service restaurant sector across the pond.”

Tim Hortons will offer an extensive menu to its UK stores including its signature coffee, a variety of baked goods, breakfast and lunch items made from 100% quality ingredients.

Franchise operator SK Group, which played a major role in the UK expansion of Domino’s, was involved in the deal to bring Tim Hortons to the UK.

Gurprit Dhaliwal, chief operations officer for Tim Hortons UK and Ireland, said the company wanted to replicate Canada’s success in the UK.

“It’s hard to explain just how important Tim Hortons is to Canadians – it’s not just a restaurant, it’s a way of life and a place of ‘home’, and we’re positive Great Britain will fall in love with the brand,” Dhaliwal said.

Tim Hortons is part of Restaurant Brands International Inc, one of the world’s largest quick-service restaurant companies with more than $27 billion (£21.7bn) in system sales and over 23,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries.