McDonald’s Canada has resumed accepting reusable travel mugs in Vancouver
VANCOUVER, January 17, 2022 – Starting today, McDonald’s Canada will once again be accepting guests’ own reusable travel mugs in Vancouver, B.C. Guests can order their McCafé® Premium Roast Coffee/Decaf and Tea using their own reusable travel mug at the Front Counter and Drive-Thru. With the reintroduction of reusable travel mugs, guests will avoid the $0.25 cup fee imposed by the City of Vancouver on disposable cups and receive an additional $0.10 discount.
Protecting the health and well-being of crew and guests has been the company’s top priority throughout the pandemic. With that in mind, the company has continued to assess the right time to reintroduce the ability for guests to bring their own reusable travel mugs for use with brewed coffee and tea at restaurants.
Guests in Vancouver are the first in the country to have the option to bring their own reusable travel mugs to McDonald’s restaurants. Reintroducing the reusable travel mug program nationally will be handled in a phased approach with updates on timing to follow.
Reusable travel mugs cannot be used for iced coffee, fountain drinks or McCafé specialty beverages, and the $0.10 discount is not available with Extra Value Meals or pairings. The $0.10 discount is also not available through the kiosk, with mobile orders on the McDonald’s app, or with McDelivery®.
At McDonald’s Canada, we applaud efforts by the City of Vancouver to reduce single-use items and look forward to announcing how cup and bag fees collected through our corporate and franchisee-owned restaurants will be used. Plans will be in keeping with McDonald’s global priorities on sustainability, which include partnering with franchisees, suppliers and producers to reduce packaging.
About McDonald's Canada
In 1967, Canadians welcomed the first McDonald's restaurant to Richmond, British Columbia. Today, McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Limited has become part of the Canadian fabric, serving close to three million guests every day. In both franchised and corporate-owned restaurants, nearly 100,000 people are employed from coast-to-coast, and more than 90 per cent of McDonald's 1,400 Canadian restaurants are locally owned and operated by independent franchisees. Of the almost $1 billion spent on food, more than 85 per cent is purchased from suppliers in Canada. For more information on McDonald's Canada, visit mcdonalds.ca.
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