Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop Celebrates Voters and Veterans with Special Promotions

Restaurant Chain Rewards Voters with a Free Donut with Beverage Purchase and Honors U.S. Veterans with Annual Free Donut Giveaway

DUBLIN, OH, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - No matter who you vote for, Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop wants to thank you for casting your vote by giving its guests a free donut when they purchase any beverage and show their "I Voted" sticker at participating U.S. restaurants on Election Day.

In addition to the donut giveaway, Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop team members will be surprising and delighting voters with free donuts, muffins and coffee outside select polling stations in Ohio, Michigan and Buffalo.

The onsite team members will be asking voters if they prefer a coffee and donut, or a latte and muffin as their morning breakfast choice. The team will share the results on Tim Hortons U.S. Facebook page throughout Election Day. (www.facebook.com/TimHortonsUS)

"Casting your vote in any election is important and we want voters to know that we appreciate their participation," said Mike Meilleur, executive vice president, Tim Hortons, U.S.  "If you show up to the polls and vote this Election Day, we're more than happy to reward you with a free treat."

Later in the week on Veterans Day (November 11), Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop is giving all active and inactive U.S. military veterans a free donut in an effort to thank them for their service and dedication to their country. No purchase is necessary. Veterans need to either be in uniform or show their military ID when they visit a Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop.

"The free donut to our veterans is just a small way for us to give back to those who give so much, every day," added Meilleur.

Tim Hortons operates six restaurants on five U.S. military bases, including Dover Air Force Base, Naval Air Stations Norfolk and Oceana, Fort Knox and two locations at Aberdeen Proving Grounds.

This is the fourth year the bakery cafe chain has given away free donuts to U.S. veterans. The promotion will last all day on Veterans Day or until supplies last.

Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop recently announced its participation in the International Franchise Association's (IFA) Veterans Franchise Initiative (VetFran), which provides financial incentives to qualified veterans to help them acquire franchised businesses.

To learn more about Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop, visit www.timhortons.com or follow on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TimHortonsUS and Twitter www.twitter.com/TimHortonsUS).

About Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop
Tim Hortons is one of the largest publicly-traded restaurant chains in North America based on market capitalization. Operating in the quick service segment of the restaurant industry, Tim Hortons appeals to a broad range of consumer tastes, with a menu that includes premium coffee, espresso-based beverages, specialty teas, home-style soups, fresh sandwiches, grilled paninis, wraps, hot breakfast sandwiches and fresh baked goods, including our trademark donuts.  As of July 1, 2012, Tim Hortons had 734 restaurants in the United States and 4,071 restaurants systemwide.  For more information, visit www.timhortons.com.

SOURCE Tim Hortons Inc.




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