Customer finds greasy glove in with his Tim Hortons order

'Disgusting' Tims discovery

A Metro Vancouver man is speaking out after claiming he found a used, disposable glove in the paper bag containing his Tim Hortons order Monday morning. 

Sean Davies had already finished the hash brown he bought for breakfast from the Harbour Centre location in Vancouver – which he said wasn't fully contained in its paper protective wrapper, but he "didn't really think much of it" – when he dug through the bag to find the second of two sausage breakfast sandwiches he had ordered alongside his coffee.

Instead, Davies pulled out "a clear, translucent, used, greasy, sweaty, half-flipped inside-out glove," he said. 

"Disgusting doesn't quite cover it." 

Disturbed, Davies showed the glove to another worker on his downtown Vancouver job site. "He's like, 'What, no way,'" Davies recalled. "We both couldn't believe it." 

After attempts to reach Tim Hortons corporate office through a complaints line, Davies said he instead received a call back from the location where he initially purchased the food, apologizing for the incident. Later in the afternoon, he received a second call, inviting him to speak with the restaurant's general manager, who he said "genuinely seemed very concerned." 

Davies said the manager he spoke with instructed him to go to the doctor, "right away." 

According to Davies, the restaurant kept the glove and provided him with a file number for an internal investigation. 

As for next steps, Davies said he'd like to see the coffee shop "held accountable" for its mistake. "I'd like to see some form of like health inspection done, or some sort of health and safety audit," he added. 

"I don't really know what to do, I just know that it's a really big problem," he continued. "And it kind of highlights a larger problem, like, it's not just the fact that I found a glove in my bag of food. It's the fact that that's able to happen."


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