I'm Tired Of Your Baby Water Cups!

dixie cupThis post is very random; however if you been around BigIsTheNewSmall.com for awhile you shouldn’t be surprised.

Every time I go to a restaurant, I order H20 for my drink.  If it’s a dine-in restaurant it’s water with lemon, if it’s a fast food restaurant, I’ll just grab a regular cup of water and same thing for the dine-in/fast food combo type of restaurants.  There is one thing that irritates me about some or maybe even most of these restaurants… I’m Tired Of Your Baby Water Cups! Can I get an Amen from my water drinkers.

Dear Mr. Panera Bread: Just because I decide to order a cup of water for my drink doesn’t mean I want your little clear dixie cup that a lid doesn’t even fit on.  I don’t mean to pick on Panera, I could have you pick a restaurant and they would probably fit in this same category.  I know some of you are probably saying, “just ask for a bigger cup” and often times that’s what I do.  I’m even willing to pay; however It’s the Principle of The Matter!

I want to thank one of my favorite local Sandwich Shops in Oklahoma City (Saturn Grill) for appreciating their water drinking customers enough to provide a 2 cent cup.  @SaturnGrill  actually gives you the nice plastic cups that you can take home with you.

Did I mention that these water cups are so small that you will have a foot of straw sticking out of the top of the cup?  Did I mention the fact that a child’s sippie cup will hold more fluid ounces?

I feel better now!

Is it just me or do you feel the same way?  Which restaurants frustrate you the most and what restaurants appreciate you with the BIG Water cup like @SaturnGrill.  Chime In, Sound Off!

  • Nothing like a good rant. I utilize this free and therapeutic form of stress relief often. Not only is it a question of principles…that spear protruding from the “sippy cup” is actually quite dangerous…

    Next time fake-stab yourself in the eye and call 911…then SUE. That’ll teach ’em! 🙂

    ….I’m new here so I should have prefaced my comment with I’M NOT CRAZY…LOL

  • desiwright

    It is NOT just you! And Panera is the worst! Thank you for addressing this very important issue for those of us who prefer to drink water with our meal. 😉

  • Amen!!

  • Preach, preacha!

  • J_Roy

    Big props to Saturn Grill! If only more places treated all of their customers like that…

  • Scott Williams

    Thx. for the comments, I’m glad I’m not the only one! 🙂

  • I think two of the reasons Panera has small water cups are first, people cheat (a real problem when drinks are self-serve) and second, the chain wants to sell the drinks on the menu. Alas, there is no perfection in the world of eateries!

  • Might I suggest that you bring your own cup? I’m sure if you said to the management that you’re drinking water for dietary reasons they wouldn’t mind.

  • the baby cups dont bother me but what does is the 10 cent charge the food court restaurants charge for a cop of water.

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