Canadian donut chain Tim Hortons has unveiled its inaugural innovation cafe. Dubbed Tim Horton’s 130 King, the restaurant represents a modern interpretation of the hockey player inspired restaurant.
The design draws inspiration from Tim Horton himself, with hockey cues tying back to the chain’s roots appearing throughout the space. Examples include navy blue leather covering the curved booth seats, curves that mirror the hockey boards at a rink, and perforations in front of the counter that mimic the pinholes of a hockey jersey.
Technology plays a role in the overall design of the restaurant. Upon entering, guests see a 98-inch video wall. Wireless charging is integrated into seating throughout the space. Other features include a dedicated mobile order pick up area, self-serve order kiosks and a digital coffee education screen.
The restaurant remains open around the clock and features Tim Hortons 130 King Brew Bar. This coffee bar serves on tap the chain’s new draft latte, which is a nitro-infused cold brew layered with milk alongside a selection of espresso-based beverages and teas made to order by baristas. The coffee bar will also use seven different brewing methods to make guests drinks, including pour over and manual press, among others.
The restaurant operates in of downtown Toronto at the base of the historic Exchange Tower, just one floor below Tim Hortons head office.