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Old 01-30-2016, 08:37 AM
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Wonder if they are targeting a specific type of customer coming in and asking for water with no other purchase?

When TV life gives you lemons..........
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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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That's because we're Jack Nicholson's age and we remember........

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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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Which Dunkin Donuts is it? Willing to bet its the one in Brownwood a totally FUBAR operation=they fired all the previous staff who knew what they were doing, when they were bought out.
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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. [/SIZE]
My mother, who's family owned a restaurant back in the 40's told me during the night shift, bums would come in and order a cup of hot water. They would then take the ketchup and make tomato soup.
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Wonder if they are targeting a specific type of customer coming in and asking for water with no other purchase?
The Spanish Springs location charged my father-in-law when he stopped in for a sandwich.

Personally, I think free water is simply a cost of doing business. It is far more customer friendly to absorb the cost of the cups, etc. into overhead than to unnecessarily alienate customers who have become accustomed to water being complimentary, like napkins, straws, lids, etc. (stores don't charge less if you don't take those items, so complimentary seems applicable).
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My mother, who's family owned a restaurant back in the 40's told me during the night shift, bums would come in and order a cup of hot water. They would then take the ketchup and make tomato soup.
And 75 years later they retired in the villages and go to Dunkin Donuts? Do they need help ironing their golf shirts?
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