CANADIAN coffee chain Tim Hortons will open a new drive-thru restaurant in Motherwell later this year - creating 40 jobs.

The new facility will open in Windmillhill Street in the North Lanarkshire town.

The new restaurant will create 40 jobs, a combination of full-time and part-time opportunities.

The Tim Hortons brand was founded in 1964 by its namesake, a top professional ice hockey player. The first Tim Hortons® in the U.K. opened its doors in Glasgow in June 2017.

Kevin Hydes, Chief Commercial Officer at Tim Hortons UK & Ireland, said: “We’re delighted to have secured a fantastic location in Motherwell for our new drive-thru restaurant. We’re very much looking forward to becoming part of the local community and serving their needs.”