DUNFERMLINE could be set to welcome another Tim Hortons coffee shop with plans in place for a new drive-thru at Fife Leisure Park.

The popular Canadian chain is hoping to convert the former Chiquito restaurant after its recent closure and have submitted signage proposals to Fife Council.

The plans show that there will be two lanes and two order points for drivers, as well as one collection window at the site if approved.

A large illuminated Tim Hortons coffee cup totem is also planned.

Should the drive-thru be given the green light, it will join the cafe on Hospital Hill in Dunfermline which opened in December 2017.

The signage application for the potential Fife Leisure Park business has been submitted by Iceni Projects Limited on behalf of Tim Hortons UK & Ireland.

Iceni Projects, in a supporting statement, said: "This application seeks advertising consent to implement a new signage scheme to facilitate the conversion of the former Chiquito unit in Fife Leisure Park into a Tim Hortons drive-thru operation.

"This application has been submitted alongside an application for full planning consent in respect of the proposed drive-thru and external alterations to the site."

The statement continued: "Tim Hortons are Canada’s number one coffee shop brand with over 4,500 stores across the country. Over the past three years, the brand has expanded rapidly in the UK and there are now 12 stores in Scotland alone, including one located at Hospital Hill in Dunfermline.

"Tim Hortons focus is on great quality food and coffee available throughout the day and evening.

"There are a number of cold as well as limited hot food and beverage options available.

"There is a product display counter at the till showcasing a range of baked goods as well as a limited hot food selection which is made freshly to order.

"All of the food available can be taken off the premises for consumption."

The goods on offer include the chain's signature Timbits - bite-sized doughnuts which come in a variety of flavours - as well as a range of coffees, hot drinks, pastries and snacks.

The opportunity has arisen after Chiqutio failed to re-open earlier this year with its owners, The Restaurant Group (TRG), calling in administrators for the business.

TRG also owns Frankie & Benny's and it announced in July that the family diner at Fife Leisure Park would remain open after fears that as many as 120 restaurants across the business could close.