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Charlie Duffield

Man camps out in his car for 40 HOURS to win free Tim Horton drinks for a year

A fan of the Canadian chain Tim Hortons camped out in his car for 40 hours so he could win free drinks every day for a year.

Mansfield-based Callan Kemp arrived to the closed drive-thru of the newest Manchester branch at roughly 4pm on Saturday evening, reports The Manchester Evening News.

Unsurprisingly he made it to the very front of the queue, and waited until 7am yesterday morning for the Trafford Park branch to open its doors, reports Manchester Evening News.

A spokesperson for the chain was unable to confirm his exact movements over this period, but said: “I believe he stayed in his car until the restaurant’s official opening.”

Unsurprisingly he made it to the very front of the queue (A fan of Canadian chain Tim Hortons slept in his car in the drive-thru of the newest Manchester branch, in order to win free drinks every day for a year)

Additionally, an extra customer - Sam Greenwood - performed a similar feat of fast food commitment.

Along with his partner, he set up camp with deckchairs outside the Trafford branch at 8pm on Sunday evening.

He was the first walk-in customer on Monday morning, and managed to win free drinks every day for a year.

He arrived to the closed drive-thru at roughly 4pm on Saturday evening (ASP)

The chain, which specialises in breakfasts, pastries, donuts and coffee, is going in for an aggressive expansion plan in the UK.

It also recently opened a new branch on the edge of the Arndale Centre, just by Market Street tram stop.

The Trafford Park drive-thru is a two-storey branch, close to the Asda and the Costco and opposite the Trafford Centre.

Kevin Hydes, chief commercial officer of Tim Hortons franchises in the UK, said: “The Greater Manchester community has welcomed us with open arms over the years, so we are delighted to now be officially open this two-storey site at Trafford Park.

"We’ve already seen a tremendous turnout and our team can’t wait to welcome guests to this flagship venue with our renowned Canadian offering. 

"This is officially our largest drive-thru in the UK, so wanted to make sure it was a special one.”

Winners of free drinks at Tim Hortons for a year, Callan Kemp and Sam Greenwood (Winners of free drinks at Tim Hortons for a year Callan Kemp and Sam Greenwood)

The chain has previously opened branches in Sale and Altrincham in 2017, however the Sale branch closed in 2020, and the Altrincham branch will close in September, with its staff being transferred to the Trafford Centre branch.

There are other branches on Wilmslow Road in Rusholme, on Bury New Road (and another in Bury town centre) and one in Stockport.

There are 60 in total in the UK.

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