Restaurant Brands International Inc. says it is asking Canadian Tim Hortons restaurant owners to provide take-out, drive-thru and delivery only in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
The company says it is closing all dining room seating effective Tuesday. The closures will continue until further notice.
To contribute to social distancing that has been called for by public health officials, starting tmrw, our restaurants will focus on take-out, drive-thru and delivery service where available, and close all dining room seating until further notice. Details: https://t.co/tXvWessw2J pic.twitter.com/poOL4KeZo1
— Tim Hortons (@TimHortons) March 16, 2020
The change comes as governments across the country urge Canadians to engage in social distancing to slow the spread of the virus.
Restaurant Brands says if there are further instructions from public health officials, it will take further steps.
“These measures will help us make a difference for the health and safety of the people we love, and the communities we live in and care deeply about, during this public health crisis,” a statement from the company reads.