Show Me Hospitality, LLC, area developer for Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop in the greater St. Louis area, announced a new restaurant opening this summer in O’Fallon, Ill., the first in the Metro East and Illinois. The restaurant will be located at 450 Regency Park Drive, just off I-64 and north Green Mount Road.
A ground breaking event on Tuesday morning included O’Fallon Mayor Gary Graham, Executive Director of the O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce Debbie Arell-Martinez, Chairman of Reliance Bank Tom Brouster, President of Show Me Hospitality Eric Sigurdson and various other guests.
“We are very pleased to enter the Metro East market with the Tim Hortons brand,” said Eric Sigurdson, President of Show Me Hospitality, LLC. “O’Fallon is an exciting city for Tim Hortons, especially on the vibrant Green Mount Road corridor. The location provides for easy access during the morning commute and accommodates our 24-hour drive-thru nicely.”
Tim Hortons and Reliance Bank started the first “coffee and cash” store concept in Frontenac, MO on the corner of Lindbergh and Clayton. The two tenants share a common open space area. Customers can get a cup of coffee and also take care of their banking needs.
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The idea of putting a bank in the same building with Tim Hortons was developed by Reliance Bank President Ricks Sems who was trying to think of a way to get more people to come in to the bank. Only about 40% of their customers use a bank branch to take care of their banking needs.
According to Tom Brouster, Chairman of Reliance Bank, the concept has been very successful. Brouster said that the concept has brought in about 200 more people each day to the branch and has resulted in approximately $20 million in new deposits at the branch in 4 month period of time.
Tim Hortons is the fifth location in greater St. Louis, featuring Tim Hortons signature always-fresh coffee and baked goods, delicious breakfast sandwiches, and a variety of hand-crafted afternoon sandwich options. For larger occasions, the restaurant also offers catering service with delivery. “We look forward to serving our premium-blend coffees and signature café menu to Metro East guests starting this summer,” added Sigurdson.