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As coronavirus fears escalate, Tim Hortons decides to forgo Roll Up the Rim contest cups

As coronavirus fears escalate, Tim Hortons decides to forgo Roll Up the Rim contest cups

As coronavirus fears escalate, Tim Hortons decides to forgo Roll Up the Rim contest cups

Tim Hortons has decided to scrap the beloved annual Roll Up the Rim cup contest as growing anxieties over coronavirus continue to trickle into the city.

Tim Hortons has made no statements linking the decision to forgo the contest with coronavirus fears but says "the current public health environment" means "it's not the right time for team members... to collect rolled up tabs that have been in people's mouths."

The removal of Roll Up the Rim follows suit of other coffee chain's decisions -- Starbucks and McDonald's -- to ban reusable mugs in lieu of health concerns as the number of Canadian cases rises to 57, as of Saturday.

The contest usually produces over $30 million in prizes, which Tim Hortons is still planning on redistributing through digital contests and restaurant giveaways.

A total of 81-million cups are being pulled in spite of COVID-19, as the restaurant tries to grapple with how they intend to dispose of the cups in a sustainable manner.

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Toronto Contest Banned

Coronavirus

Roll Up the Rim

Tim Hortons

As coronavirus fears escalate, Tim Hortons decides to forgo Roll Up the Rim contest cups

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As coronavirus fears escalate, Tim Hortons decides to forgo Roll Up the Rim contest cups

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Tim Hortons has decided to scrap the beloved annual Roll Up the Rim cup contest as growing anxieties over coronavirus continue to trickle into the city.

Tim Hortons has made no statements linking the decision to forgo the contest with coronavirus fears but says "the current public health environment" means "it's not the right time for team members... to collect rolled up tabs that have been in people's mouths."

The removal of Roll Up the Rim follows suit of other coffee chain's decisions -- Starbucks and McDonald's -- to ban reusable mugs in lieu of health concerns as the number of Canadian cases rises to 57, as of Saturday.

The contest usually produces over $30 million in prizes, which Tim Hortons is still planning on redistributing through digital contests and restaurant giveaways.

A total of 81-million cups are being pulled in spite of COVID-19, as the restaurant tries to grapple with how they intend to dispose of the cups in a sustainable manner.

Tags:

Toronto Contest Banned

Coronavirus

Roll Up the Rim

Tim Hortons