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Could Malta be next for doughnut chain Tim Hortons?

Could Malta be next in line for the legendary coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons?

The Canadian-owned firm is moving into Europe, and has already opened its first stand-alone stores in Spain and Scotland.

But it’s reported the company is actively seeking other locations as part of a major European expansion programme.

A spokesman for Tim Hortons said: ‘While we know lots of places are excited to get their first Tim Hortons, we always keep our doughnuts close to our chest until we’re ready to make an announcement.’

The chain’s parent company is one of the world’s largest quick service restaurant companies, and also owns Burger King.

Eight out of 10 cups of coffee sold across Canada are served at Tim Hortons and more than 5.3 million Canadians visit the cafes daily.

It is known for its Iced Capp, a blended coffee drink, and its Timbits doughnut bites that come in a range of flavours, such as honey dip and apple fritter.

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