FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- To kick off the 2016 holiday season, leading convenience and coffee retailer Cumberland Farms today announced that the brand is giving thanks to its customers with a FREE coffee, any blend, hot or iced in any size, all day long on Thanksgiving Day. This offer is good at Cumberland Farms' nearly 600 retail locations throughout the Northeast and Florida and also includes, hot chocolate, cappuccino, and tea. This year as in the past, customers will be able to enjoy one of these beverages for free as they fuel up to hit the road on the busiest travel day of the year.
Cumberland Farms is also sharing the results of a recent survey issued to consumers around their Thanksgiving travel preferences. The survey found that travelers like to plan ahead before they hit the road, with 62% of respondents saying they fill up their gas tanks the night before traveling to avoid waiting in lines. Cumberland Farms' Thanksgiving travel survey also revealed the following:
27% of respondents say they only drink coffee or cold drinks for fuel - no need for road trip snacks. Of those that do snack, pretzels or chips are the preferred choice.
When it comes to pit stops, 42% of travelers will let their companions take bathroom breaks- but only when it's right off the highway. 22% say no way- you gotta hold it.
When asked who they would least like to spend 10 hours in the car with, 35% of respondents said their in-laws, followed closely by their kids. Love them, but not the bickering and screaming coming from the back seat.
42% of respondents say they do not seek alternate routes with apps such as Waze or Google Maps because of traffic - they just buckle up and stay the course.
"We are so thankful here at Cumberland Farms for all of our loyal customers," said Ari Haseotes, CEO of Cumberland Farms. "Whether you're a fan of Farmhouse Blend or a hot chocolate lover, we hope to ease customers' Thanksgiving Day travels this year with a free beverage - on us – to express our gratitude."
Cumberland Farms makes life easier for busy people every day. What started in 1939 with a cow and a dream has grown into a network of convenience stores across 8 states. Three generations later, Cumberland Farms is still family owned and operated, and continues to reflect the values it was built upon: envisioning a better way to serve customers by providing the best possible products at the best possible prices. Whether you're buying a cold Chill Zone drink, a hot or iced cup of Farmhouse Blend Coffee, or filling the gas tank, convenience and customer service is key. Cumberland Farms also has a long heritage of giving back to the communities where it operates from feeding the hungry, to supporting local sports teams and fundraising. For more information about a Cumberland Farms near you, please visit us at http://www.cumberlandfarms.com or follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/cumberlandfarms.