Monday, November 17, 2008

I'll bet this wasn't Dave's way


Is there some sort of company-wide rule at Wendy's that all drink orders are supposed to have the maximum amount of ice stuffed into each cup before the drink goes in it? I mean seriously, I just got a medium cup of lemonade at lunch, I have already drank it all in just a few swallows, and there's still a huge amount of ice left.

Come on, Wendy's, your drinks are the absolute least expensive food item you sell, and you already give them a ridiculous price markup, so why not give us a break on the ice for a change? Especially as the weather gets colder?

2 Talked Back:

At November 17, 2008 at 8:08:00 PM CST, Blogger Matt and Lori Graber said...

Wendy's huemongus ice cubes are one of my least favorite things in the world, and on top of it (like you said) they over-stuff the cup with the ice.

I always order my drinks with "easy ice". Wendy's makes no differentiation. I've ordered at a McD's that has "automated" drink dispensers. It is automatic from choosing the cup, ice, and filling with prescribed amount of soda. When I do "easy ice", the soda is about 1 1/2 inches from the top. I remove the lid and hand it back to them and say "please fill".

Yes, it's ridiculous. An average price for 20 oz soda around here is $1.59 and up. As you have discovered, apparently those are diamonds--not ice cubes.
My 2 cents...Lori

 

At November 29, 2008 at 11:22:00 PM CST, Blogger Andrew Weaver said...

I agree... their ice packing is uncalled for. I hate it wherever I go, but Wendy's is indeed the worst.

I too say, "easy ice" when I order. No matter where I am at. The soda is actually already cold when it comes out of the fountain. You could go no ice and have a cold soda anyway! I learned that when I went to Britain. The Brits hate ice in their sodas. Most places you have to ASK for ice! Even the fast food places.

Good post, as always.

 

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