Starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Tim Hortons will close all dining room seating nationwide as it focuses on take-out, drive-thru, and delivery services.
Tim Hortons parent company Restaurant Brands International Inc. says the move is an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
“Tim Hortons restaurants are gathering places for our communities across the country. 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,” the company said in a statement Monday.
“This is being done to contribute to social distancing that has been called for by public health officials.”
The chain also indicated it will take any necessary extra steps from public health officials if required.
“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.”