TIM Horton's is set to open a new restaurant and drive-thru at Merry Hill.

The popular Canadian coffee chain, known for its hot drinks, sandwiches, doughnuts and 'timbits' - mini doughnut balls, is taking over the former Frankie & Benny's building on Station Drive.

Customers will be able to enjoy Canada’s favourite coffee, freshly baked donuts, plus breakfast, lunch and evening meal options, including hot sandwiches and wraps around the clock as the restaurant and drive-thru will be open 24 hours.

The opening of the new eaterie next to McDonald's and Amercian Golf, will see 25 full time jobs and 35 part time jobs created.

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Pic: The layout of the new restaurant and drive thru

Frankie & Benny's closed last June after many years as a firm favourite at the shopping centre complex.

It is not yet known when the new Tim Horton's will be ready for opening.

The chain was granted a change of use application by Dudley Council last December.