By JIMMY LAWTON
RAYMONDVILLE -- Norfolk-area residents have a new option for coffee, donuts and breakfast now that a Tim Hortons has opened in the Parkway Express on Route 56.
Mike Webster, Director of Operations for Parkway Food and Fuel Division, said the Canadian donut and coffee shop franchise opened May 29 to a steady flow of traffic.
"It has been very successful," he said.
The Raymondville location is the second to open in St. Lawrence County in the past year. Tim Hortons restaurants are also slated to open in Morristown and Potsdam.
Webster said the Raymondville location will be open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. with the drive-thru opening at 5 a.m. Those hours will begin June 10.
Webster said construction at the Morristown location, on Route 37, will begin in July and the Potsdam Elm Street location is not expected to open until November.
"We have taken on some renovations to the Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep dealership in Canton that will delay the Potsdam opening," he said.
The new restaurant employs 12 people.
Tim Hortons serves a wide range of donuts, breakfast and lunch sandwiches, and coffee. The Tim Hortons company was founded in 1964 by Canadian hockey player Tim Horton in Hamilton, Ontario and now operates more than 4,000 locations in the US and Canada.
The Parkway stores, which will house the St. Lawrence County Tim Horton’s stores are owned by Greg and Schiel Wood of G&S Estates.