Will New Yorkers Be Charged For “No Ice” In Drinks?
A recent rumor claiming that a popular coffee company may start to charge a dollar to those who ask for no ice appears to be false.
The summer is almost here and we are already seeing the new menus coming out for our favorite places. There is something special about a cool drink on a hot summer day. Having a glass of lemonade hits different when it is over 80 degrees.
The forecasts for the summer of 2023 are calling for it to be much warmer than usual. The cold April rains have moved back in but it was not that long ago that New York State saw some record high temperatures and they will be back before you know it.
There are some rumors that are floating around and some are reporting that when you choose a specific place to get a cold drink, there may be a new fee involved.
According to what is being circulated online, as of May 9th, Starbucks will reportedly start charging extra for any order that requests no ice, light ice, or no water in their Refresher drinks.
However, these rumors may be just that. EATTHIS.com posted an update to their story that indicated that the no ice fee may not be happening.
CORRECTION: Thursday, April 27, 2023 at 8:30 a.m.:
Following the publication of this article on April 26, a Starbucks representative reached out to our editors with the following statement:"Starbucks is not making any changes to their ice policy. We don't have anything to share regarding changes to Refreshers beverages."