Tim Hortons looks set to open in Boldon as it advertises for staff
Canadian coffee and doughnut stop Tim Hortons is on the look out for staff to help it launch a new cafe in Boldon.
The Toronto-based firm, known for its doughnuts, pancakes, desserts and other treats alongside sweet drinks, coffees, sandwiches and burgers, is looking for a restaurant manager.
They could earn between £24,000 and £30,000, while is also recruiting a shift manager who would be paid a salary of £17,000 to £23,00, with bonuses, overtime and benefits offered.
It is also on the search for a team leader and shift manager for the Washington outlet – with no launch date yet confirmed – as well as a manager for a site in Newcastle.
Workers get 50% off food and drink and offered free parking, with the company saying it offers opportunity to progress through a career with the firm.
The adverts say: "Tim Hortons are going through a period of exponential growth, with the aim to open an outlet in every town and city throughout the UK over the next two years, there has never been a better time to join and grow your career.
"A quick service restaurant with a difference, Tim Hortons are all about great food, coffee and sweet treats served with a warm and friendly approach.
"With over 4,000 stores and 2 billion cups of coffee freshly brewed worldwide, there has never been a better time to join Tim Hortons.”
When contacted, Tim Hortons said: “At this time we are unable to comment about the sites in Boldon and Washington.”
Pizza Hut at Boldon Leisure Park has closed, while the neighbouring Frankie and Benny’s restaurant is for sale.
Tim Hortons has already been granted planning permission for work to the former Frankie and Benny’s building in Washington by Sunderland City Council.
Changes to the site under the proposals are picnic-style outdoor seating, parking, a double billboard, new bicycle racks for eight bikes and pavement improvements.
The company already has a number of branches in and around Glasgow, Ayr and Motherwell, Cardiff, Northern Ireland and the North West of England, including a series in, and close to, Manchester.