Robert Gentel wrote:
With that in mind, what I oppose is that crushed ice that some places use. With normal ice that has space for some of the soda it's hard to put in too much for me. But if you fill the cup with shaved ice there's little more than two gulps of liquid in it. That's not cool.
What drives me crazy is when restaurants use ice to be deliberately cheap. Case in point, Zaxby's chicken. This is a chain medium-fast-food place that specializes in mostly breaded chicken strips. Now chicken is the 2nd least-expensive meat on the planet, and they get entree prices.
Their chicken strips are not really better than average, but they have a unique atmosphere and some special sides other places don't generally offer.
Anyway, my local Zaxby's sells a regular 21-oz soda self-serve style, but the cashier scoops the ice into the cup for you. It is crushed ice, and every time I've been there, it is scooped full to the top, which means to me that this is company policy.
Needless to say, a 21-oz soda with that much ice in it holds only about six ounces of Coke.
As if this weren't bad enough, their fountains are trimmed to be very dilute. I dumped my ice out and drank the Coke straight and it was still weak.
You know, if I'm going to pay $1.50 for a fountain Coke, don't rip me off!
I quit going to Zaxby's because I never once felt I received my money's worth.