Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons to set up shop in Indiana

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An exterior view of an unidentified Tim Hortons store.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 18, 2016) – A Canadian coffee chain known for its baked goods and coffee will soon expand to Indiana.

Tim Hortons plans to put locations in Indianapolis and Lafayette, the company said this week.

“Given our strong presence in the Columbus area and aggressive development plans in neighboring Cincinnati, the Indiana market is a prime growth opportunity for our continued expansion in the U.S.,” Elías Díaz Sesé, president of Tim Horton’s said in a news release.

The Luke Family of Brands will operate the stores. The Hobart-based company runs Luke Oil fuel centers and convenience stores and supplies fuel to more than 250 companies in the Chicago area.

Founded in 1964, Tim Hortons has more than 4,400 restaurants in Canada, the U.S. and Middle East. It started out as a single location in Canada operated by hockey legend Tim Horton. Its menu includes premium coffee and specialty drinks, teas, fruit smoothies, fresh baked goods, sandwiches, wraps and soups.

The chain opened its first U.S. location in 1984.