CANADA'S most famous coffee chain has lodged plans to open a new shop in Linwood.

Tim Hortons has applied to Renfrewshire Council to invest almost £1million to build an outlet at the former Rootes car factory.

If successful the new 24-hour store would create 25 jobs and would be the Canadian giants' second branch in the UK.

The latest plans for the new store say: “The attraction of a new brand in the UK and across Europe to Renfrewshire will contribute to promoting Renfrewshire as a key location for inward investment.

“The majority of the jobs created will be for the local community, thus boosting local employment.

“As well as direct employment, there will also be construction jobs and associated supply chain employment created through the development.

“The proposal would result in investment into the area with a total value of £700,000.

“The proposal will improve the amenity of workers and visitors within the business area and will be an attractive offer for businesses looking to locate here.

“The new provision will also improve consumer choice south of Linwood Road.”

A decision is due on the application in November.

The plans follow from the opening of the chain's first Glasgow store on June 2 at the Four Corners on Argyle Street.

On the opening day some people waiting in the queue revealed how they had camped out the night before to be one of the first served at the chain's first ever European store.

After only being open for three days the cafe/takeaway had to concede they ran out of stock on some baked goods.