A Canadian fast-food restaurant has been given the all-clear to build a branch in Garston.

Tim Hortons, which specialises in sandwiches, coffee, and doughnuts, will move into the Pizza Hut restaurant at the Dome Roundabout.

The chain was seeking approval to create a new drive-thru and restaurant and received permission from Watford Borough Council last week.

The first Tim Hortons opened in 1964 in Ontario in Canada and after more than 50 years of trading, the chain brought its offering to the UK in 2017 and has since gone on to open 32 restaurants in the country.

And a raft of sites across the country are either close to opening or have been eyed up, including Garston.

Tim Hortons offers a range of fast food throughout the day, from breakfast wraps in the morning to burgers late at night.

Food is freshly made on site, with sandwiches made to order, with the beverages – ranging from coffees to chilled fruit drinks and shakes – also handmade. Vegan options are also available on the menu.

Tim Hortons was officially seeking permission to change the use of the Pizza Hut building into a coffee shop and restaurant, along with the installation of a drive-thru lane.

Watford Observer: A Tim Hortons drive-thru. Credit: The GazetteA Tim Hortons drive-thru. Credit: The Gazette

According to council papers, the drive thru lane will wrap around the building and be accessed from the existing car park.

To accommodate the proposed drive thru lane, the layout of the existing shared car park will be changed, with 32 parking spaces lost.

With the planning permission only just secured, it’s unknown how long customers will have to wait for Tim Hortons to officially open in Garston.