Customers queued for hours to get their hands on their favourite hot drinks and treats as Tim Hortons opened its latest North East branch.
First customers in the walk-in and drive-thru queues received a year’s free supply of coffee to celebrate.
We were there to capture the grand opening on camera – check out our picture special.
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1. Waiting patiently
Customers queued for hours before the store opened at 7am on Monday. Photo: Stu Norton
2. The calm before the storm
Staff ready for the grand opening. Photo: Stu Norton
3. Taking orders
Drive-thru customers wait for the store to open - and get their orders taken in the meantime. Photo: Stu Norton
4. First through the door
Carl Tudor receives a year's free coffee for being the first walk-in customer. Photo: Stu Norton