Worse? Human hands or cockroach?

I worked at a restaurant that was adamant about handling all beverages that way. Holding over the top was called “spider” hands and if if happened too often, it was a write-up.

I’m gonna agree with ChickenLegs here. I’m in the industry. A lot of restaurants buy their cans of soda at wholesale clubs (Restaurant Depot, Sams etc). Those pallets get climbed on, crawled over, pushed around, touched etc. Not just there, but in the truck on the way back to the restaurant and in the backroom of the restaurant. If your friend is worried about it, he should wipe off the top before he opens it.

FYI, Coke products come in fully wrapped 32 packs.. Pepsi products (Pepsi, Mt Dew, Sprite)…don’t.