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Tim Hortons reducing service to only take-out, drive-thru and delivery

Last Updated Mar 16, 2020 at 10:22 am PDT

FILE - A Tim Hortons coffee shop is shown in downtown Toronto on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Tim Hortons says it will stop accepting reusable cups brought in by customers amid concerns about the novel coronavirus outbreak. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Eduardo Lima
Summary

Tim Hortons owners are being asked to provide take-out, drive-thru and delivery only amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Restaurant Brands International says it is closing all dining room seating effective Tuesday

The change is in an effort to get Canadians engaging in social distancing amid the pandemic

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.

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.