Tim Hortons announced today that it will be changing its operations in a national effort to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
Starting March 17, the Canadian coffee and doughnut chain will be closing all dining room seating in “most locations” until future notice.
Locations will be moving to focus on take-out, drive-thru, and delivery service (where available) at its restaurants.
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“As Canada’s leading restaurant brand, we have a responsibility not only to serve our guests – but to protect them and our team members during this uncertain time,” read the statement.
The restaurant said it will be releasing more information about what this means for restaurant operational procedures soon.
Tim Hortons joins several other large-scale retailers and restaurants that have changed their operations significantly or closed altogether in North America and around the world, including Starbucks, Nike, and lululemon.
With coronavirus on the rise, Health Canada is reminding individuals who attend events and large gatherings to monitor their health for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. And if you’re not feeling well, they recommend staying home at this time. Also, due to unexpected cancellations, please check the event you plan to attend is still taking place. Keep up with COVID-19 news here.