25 Nov '12, 1am

What is the origin of free coffee refills?

What is the origin of free coffee refills? by Daniel V. (Vulcan, AB) Free coffee refills QUESTION: My son and I were sitting in a local restaurant the other day having brunch when the waitress walked over with a coffee pot and asked us if we would like a refill. Nothing odd about that, it happens all the time. But it still surprises me. I mean, businesses don’t just give stuff away. The waitress didn’t walk over and ask me if I would like a couple of extra rashers of bacon, or a couple more eggs, easy over. So that got me to wondering where the whole coffee refill or bottomless cup thing came from. At some point a restaurant must have started offering free refills as a promotional gimmick. But when? And who did it first? Do you know? I imagine that other restaurants picked up on the idea and it somehow stuck. It must have got to the point where if a restaurant didn’t offer...

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