Woman is Suing Starbucks for Putting Too Much Ice in Their Iced Coffee
When you hear this, you might think it's one of those classic, frivolous American lawsuits by some moron. Just wait, by the end you'll totally be on this woman's side.
Stacey Pincus of Chicago, Illinois just filed a class action lawsuit against Starbucks because they put too much ice in their iced coffee.
Sounds dumb, right? Just hear her out. She points out that Starbucks advertises their drinks by how many ounces they have: 12 ounces in a tall, 16 in a grande, 24 in a venti, and 30 in a trenta.
That's how much coffee you get, if you order it hot. If you order it iced, you get a cup full of ice, which cuts into the amount of coffee. So in a venti, you only get 14 ounces of coffee with 10 ounces of ice. Instead of 24 ounces of coffee.
Her lawsuit says, "[You] get just over half of the advertised amount, and just over half of the amount for which you are paying." She also found that makes iced drinks the most profitable items on the menu.
She wants $5 million for all the people who've been ripped off in the past 10 years. The suit is also demanding that Starbucks serve iced drinks in bigger cups so you get the full amount of coffee you order.
Read more at Courthouse News Service.
Here's Klinger ordering an iced coffee without the ice: