When you ask for extras at Starbucks, you expect to be charged more for them, but the coffee chain is getting backlash for its next move. Starbucks will reportedly start charging extra for any order that requests no ice, light ice, or no water in their Refresher drinks. In a video with 4.6 million views so far on TikTok, a barista announced that the chain will start charging for customizations to Refresher drinks starting May 9th, and it’s no surprise that the news isn’t going over well with people.
Another barista shared the news earlier this month and said that the upcharges for no ice, light ice, and no water will all be $1 per drink. Why would the chain make this move? Starbucks has credited drink “modifier” charges like extra pumps of syrup for bringing in an extra $1 billion every year.
Source: Eat This Not That