Thursday October 19, 2017

Canadian sues Tim Hortons over removing bread bowl from menu

Chili Con Carne in a Sourdough Bread Bowl with Fresh Thyme -Photographed on Hasselblad H3D2-39mb Camera

Chili Con Carne in a Sourdough Bread Bowl with Fresh Thyme -Photographed on Hasselblad H3D2-39mb Camera (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

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Like many Canadians, Rick Warmington loves Tim Hortons. Every Friday, he visits his local Tim Hortons in Hamilton, Ont., and orders chili in a bread bowl. But recently, he was told that the bread bowl was no longer on the menu.

"I almost thought it was a joke," Rick told This Is That. But after investigating, Rick found that Tim Hortons really had removed bread bowls from their menu.

The manager told Rick that bread bowls had been discontinued because they weren't popular. Rick couldn't accept that a Canadian institution like Tim Hortons could make a decision like that without public consultation.

"The bread bowl represents something truly unique to all Canadians," said Rick. "It's the only interactive food that exists in our country."

So Rick decided to file a lawsuit against Tim Hortons.

"Maybe right now this is a bread bowl, but what's next? This is like a National Park in Canada saying, 'We're not going to consult Canadians, we're just going to clear cut the whole thing,'" he said.

Listen to the full story to find out how Rick plans to hold Tim Hortons accountable to Canadian taxpayers.