Et tu, Tim Horton’s?

No sooner I post about the nasty garbage issue with the Dunkin’ Donuts on Michigan Ave. in Dearborn, I visit the Tim Hortons about 2 miles east of there, also on IMG_2203Michigan Ave. in Dearborn and I’m greeted with this mess as I pull away from the drive-thru.  What the hell?

Is it me or is it coffee shops on Michigan Ave. in Dearborn?  Well technically it’s both and now I have a problem.  Do I have to travel outside of Dearborn for my java?  Or how about if the people running these businesses get their shit together and do a better job of keeping their outdoors as nice as they do their indoors.

Interestingly, this Tim Hortons by the Dearborn train station has the best drive-thru customer service I’ve ever encountered for a food service establishment.  Seriously.  Something going very right with this business and it’s been that way since day-one, going back about a year when they opened.  Definitely the right tone and script and all that good stuff, but someone has to do a better job of tracking the trash bins because everyone that had that great experience at the drive-thru window drove right past this mess.

This is NOT how I ‘dunkin.’

I’m lucky to have two Dunkin’ Donuts stores in my area – and both have drive-thru.  I just wish they were owned by the same person!  The one nearer me does a shitty job at keeping their outside clean – this includes landscaping (unless you like weeds and littered flower beds!).

IMG_2125The garbage can in the drive-thru lane and the one out front is always over-flowing.  So much so that I’ll even let them know, as in “hey, garbage is full, you might want to send someone out to replace the bag!”  Not so subtle, and still it’s a mess.  And this from a guy who is there daily!

Until lately.  I don’t use this DD as much anymore, just got tired of seeing this disgusting mess.  Good news is that the inside is clean, but i wonder what it looks like behind the counter and underneath the machinery.  Anyway, Tim Horton’s is getting more of my business and so too is the DD that’s farther away and I come back to the Dearborn store on Michigan Ave. only when I’m lazy and in a hurry, which is about once, maybe twice a week.