Canadian coffee shop chain Tim Hortons is to open a branch in Caerphilly.
The brand is set to open a drive-thru at the former Pizza Hut on the Gallagher Retail Park.
A planning application has yet to be made, but it is understood that a deal has already been signed.
Asked by Caerphilly Observer if it was opening a store in the town, a spokeswoman for Tim Hortons said: “While we know lots of towns and cities are excited to get their first Tim Hortons, we always keep our donuts close to our chest until we’re ready to make an announcement.”
The new store will follow branch openings in Cardiff and is part of a major push by the chain into the UK market, which was announced last year.
Established by former ice hockey player Tim Horton in 1964, the chain has 4,500 stores worldwide. Eight out of ten cups of coffee in Canada are sold at Tim Hortons.
In addition to its coffee, the chain also sells a range of breakfast items, wraps, cakes and donuts.
There had been recent speculation that Pizza Hut would be returning after workers were seen at the building. The restaurant closed its doors last year and the premises was hit by a deliberate fire in February this year.
However the company last month confirmed it would not be returning.
A Pizza Hut spokeswoman said: “There are no plans to reopen the Hut, we are simply undertaking maintenance repairs to the building.”