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Tim Hortons to eliminate approximately 200 million cups a year by ending the practice of "double-cupping" (oct 21 2020)

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Wow, it took them 20 years to copy Starbucks on this? I guess if it took them 5 years to copy the Frappuccino, 5 years to copy the rewards program... but 20 years to copy an obvious cost-cutting measure (let alone environment)? Amazing, just amazing. Speaks volumes of the incompetence of this company, on top of what David Olive succinctly described in his article awhile back.
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The mere fact they use 200M cups a year double cupping, should be an indication to them about their current cups. And, instead addressing that issue, all they could come up with is "we'll stop doing that" on the guise of saving the environment. More like saving themselves the money, and not doing anything about their crappy, thin cups. Way to go listening to your customers timmy.

For me, I double cup, but then end up saving the cups and re-use them for poop & scoop when walking the dog.
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What i don’t get is... those cups were probably more expensive then a brown cardboard paper sleeve.
Their main business is drinks...

Any decent organization looks to cut cost in reasonable ways. Using a sleeve wouldnt have cheapened their product. If anything, it looks kind of good.
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The funny thing is, they've had these sleeves for a couple of years now. But I've had encounters with TH staff where I've asked for a sleeve and they refused and gave me a second cup instead. I don't understand?
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UrbanPoet wrote: What i don’t get is... those cups were probably more expensive then a brown cardboard paper sleeve.
Their main business is drinks...

Any decent organization looks to cut cost in reasonable ways. Using a sleeve wouldnt have cheapened their product. If anything, it looks kind of good.
Starbucks has been doing that for 20 years and it hasn't "cheapened" their product at all...
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Now if only they could reinvest the money saved into producing non-shit food. Who am I kidding? That tradition will no doubt continue.
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lol literally every coffee shop has had sleeves forever. Even 7-11 has them.
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LNahid2000 wrote: lol literally every coffee shop has had sleeves forever. Even 7-11 has them.
My home boy Ranjeet @ the local corner store... he makes coffee for $1.50 no tax.
It... actually taste good... better then tims. Lol. The guy uses these beans from loblaws. Makes a new pot @ 7am & 8am.
Even he has those card board sleeves!
Guy sells expired bread. And still has better coffee and presentation then tims.

Coffee & a beef patty... breakfast of champions.
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playnicee1 wrote: HUH?
Let's go back to 2013 for a a second... https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton ... -1.2425691
Says theyre ending the practice. No introducing sleeves.
Subtle difference. But it seems like a fundamental policy change. Where they tell employees to no longer use double cups.
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They should learn from McDonalds and use a better cup.
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ShoNuff2 wrote: Now if only they could reinvest the money saved into producing non-shit food. Who am I kidding? That tradition will no doubt continue.
No kidding. A dozen donuts at Krispy Kreme is $11.25, and they are made fresh in store (and if you're lucky, hot from the fryer); if you get a second dozen, $2 off.
A dozen donuts at Tim Horton's that was made in Oakville, frozen, shipped by truck, and defrosted in store is $10.99.

Hmmm, where do you think I'm getting my donuts?
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RubiconX wrote: Yeah but there's no Krispy Kreme in every corner in Toronto, I might as well not buy my Kit Kat at Kim's Convenience store which is 200 ft away but go buy it at Costco for cheaper but 10 km away.
KK is 20 minutes from my house. I bypass at least 5 Tim's on my way there.
Now when we didn't have one out this way and the closest real KK* was in Mississauga, then I'd just do without donuts until I happened to be out that way. Tim's are a no-go for me.

*I only consider the factory stores as real KK's. Getting the cold donuts at Costco or those downtown cafes don't count.
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Their customers probably drop to half, so max 100 million savings
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Tim Hortons talks like they are doing something good now, when the case is that they are way behind the times and have created so much waste.
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First of its kind in Canada: Tim Hortons to test a reusable, returnable cup and food packaging program with zero-waste platform Loop

TORONTO, Oct. 22, 2020 - Tim Hortons is excited to be partnering with TerraCycle's zero-waste platform, Loop, to pilot a program that will give guests the option of paying a deposit and receiving reusable and returnable cups or food containers with their order so they can help us on our mission to reduce single-use waste.
https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/f ... anada-tim- hortons-r-to-test-a-reusable-returnable-cup-and-food-packaging-program-with-zero-waste-platform-loop-841472570.html
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EastGTARedFlagger wrote: Wow, it took them 20 years to copy Starbucks on this? I guess if it took them 5 years to copy the Frappuccino, 5 years to copy the rewards program... but 20 years to copy an obvious cost-cutting measure (let alone environment)? Amazing, just amazing. Speaks volumes of the incompetence of this company, on top of what David Olive succinctly described in his article awhile back.
Starbucks doesn't do double cup? I have still received double-cupped starbucks coffee recently.

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