20 May '13, 2am

Report: Starbucks baristas in the Houston area have been ordered to charge double for no-water iced teas.

Starbucks Gossip reader Will writes: "I was recently informed that all of DM [name withheld for now]'s stores in Houston were ordered to charge double price for no-water iced teas. This would make a Trenta sized iced tea almost seven dollars! There's no way that this is Starbucks policy. Even charging for a refill in this situation seems unreasonable. Can you please help me bring attention to this to get it stopped?" Is there anyone from the Houston area familiar with this charge-them-double policy? What's the reaction to it -- from customers and SBUX employees? Do any other stores do this? * When ordering SBUX iced tea, ask for "no water" to avoid a diluted flavor

Full article: http://starbucksgossip.typepad.com/_/2013/05/report-starb...

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