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Old 01-29-2016, 05:18 PM
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I am curious as to what everybody thinks about Dunkin Donuts new policy of charging $.25 for a cup of water.

Will this hurt business?

Will this force customers to go ahead and buy a drink other than water?

What do y'all think?
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Old 01-29-2016, 05:19 PM
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I am curious as to what everybody thinks about Dunkin Donuts new policy of charging $.25 for a cup of water.

Will this hurt business?

Will this force customers to go ahead and buy a drink other than water?

What do y'all think?
I heard it's 50 cents if you want water imported from Flint, Michigan
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Old 01-29-2016, 06:55 PM
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Who buys a donut and asks for water? Coffee or milk yes, but water??? No, I think the charge for water will not have an impact.
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The Flint situation is not funny.
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I am curious as to what everybody thinks about Dunkin Donuts new policy of charging $.25 for a cup of water.

Will this hurt business?

Will this force customers to go ahead and buy a drink other than water?

What do y'all think?
My wife and I drink water with lemon when we have dinner at casual restaurants BUT always get a coffee at Dunkin Donuts. I have been in the fast food business for over 32 years and when our company made the decision to start charging for water it was .10 cents, The .10 cents was to cover the cost of the disposable cup with lid and straw. It had NO impact when we made the change. We feel .25 cents for a cup of water is reasonable since businesses should not have to take a loss (cup, lid and straw) to give guests FREE water and I would imagine they are trying to "curb" the water usage hoping if people have to pay .25 they may just get a drink. People tend not to realize that cups, lids and straws all cost take out restaurants money and we feel businesses should pass on the cost to the consumer.
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My wife and I drink water with lemon when we have dinner at casual restaurants BUT always get a coffee at Dunkin Donuts. I have been in the fast food business for over 32 years and when our company made the decision to start charging for water it was .10 cents, The .10 cents was to cover the cost of the disposable cup with lid and straw. It had NO impact when we made the change. We feel .25 cents for a cup of water is reasonable since businesses should not have to take a loss (cup, lid and straw) to give guests FREE water and I would imagine they are trying to "curb" the water usage hoping if people have to pay .25 they may just get a drink. People tend not to realize that cups, lids and straws all cost take out restaurants money and we feel businesses should pass on the cost to the consumer.
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The Flint situation is not funny.
You're right, I apologize for a little dark humor. I don't find lead poisoning amusing, having treated a few cases, but rather the political sideshow that has developed around this story.
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My wife and I drink water with lemon when we have dinner at casual restaurants BUT always get a coffee at Dunkin Donuts. I have been in the fast food business for over 32 years and when our company made the decision to start charging for water it was .10 cents, The .10 cents was to cover the cost of the disposable cup with lid and straw. It had NO impact when we made the change. We feel .25 cents for a cup of water is reasonable since businesses should not have to take a loss (cup, lid and straw) to give guests FREE water and I would imagine they are trying to "curb" the water usage hoping if people have to pay .25 they may just get a drink. People tend not to realize that cups, lids and straws all cost take out restaurants money and we feel businesses should pass on the cost to the consumer.
We used to charge for the cups too when people asked for them when I worked at some food service providers in the Reno, Nevada area for about 6 years. They usually wanted these for ice.
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Old 01-30-2016, 08:35 AM
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I may be wrong It happen once before
Isn't it illegal for a business to charge for tap water unless it's bottled ?
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Wonder if they are targeting a specific type of customer coming in and asking for water with no other purchase?
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Does anybody else ever wonder why lemons are free in a restaurant?

Remember when water was water?

When did that water with lemon thing start?

Does anybody else ever wonder who has to wash all those lemons?

And what about the cringeworthy Villages Cocktail where somebody orders water with lemon (or not) and then pulls out their own little packet of Crystal Light or whatever to mix in. -- What next? Order a Coke and pull out an airline bottle of rum? (Do they still have those?)

Then there are those who order water with "extra" or "lots of" lemon. Also cringeworthy.

Oh well.............

Boomer, who orders water without lemon AND one of the following: unsweet iced tea or coffee with cream or the house red or Goose and tonic........I have got to stop looking at TOTV first thing in the morning and finding a thread that causes me to overthink something and then posting about it...........But! Hey!......I just realized I forgot to restart The Sun. Now, I can have that with my morning coffee. YAY!

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Have a friend who has recently taken to ordering hot water with lemon which comes just like hot tea minus the tea bag. And the restaurants charge her nothing. Hope that doesn't catch on. Charging for water is perfectly reasonable. Most of the $2.59 you pay for a glass of Coke is not for the cost of the Coke which is certainly less than a quarter in product. So, for a glass of water, the same as Coke minus the cost of the Coke would seem reasonable, right?
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Who buys a donut and asks for water? Coffee or milk yes, but water??? No, I think the charge for water will not have an impact.
I like choc milk with my donuts!!!
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