While this 24-hour restaurant is Tim Hortons’s first on a U.S. military base, the company has a long history with the armed forces, having supplied coffee and baked goods on seven Canadian military bases and at a restaurant in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
“Tim Hortons is privileged to serve at Fort Knox, one of the world’s most respected military bases,” said David Clanachan, COO, U.S. and International, Tim Hortons Inc. “Our long-standing relationship with troops is expanding to include other international forces in Afghanistan, as well as American soldiers who already know Tim Hortons from their hometowns. We’sre excited to be working with AAFES (Army & Air Force Exchange Services) and look forward to strengthening our affiliation.”
Tim Hortons operates nearly 3,500 locations worldwide, with more than 500 in the U.S., and serves about two billion cups of coffee a year. The 1,500-square-foot location at Fort Knox will service nearly 30,000 soldiers, family members and civilians who work and live on the base.