I worked at fast food joints – you should avoid ordering a certain drink size, it’s all a con

FAST food giants typically house three standard drink sizes – small, medium, and large.

Well, according to TikTok user Jordan Howlett, there’s a particular drink size that you should completely skip out on due to its fraudulence.

Howlett made a claim about fast food drink sizes


Howlett made a claim about fast food drink sizesCredit: TikTok
The TikTok user's statements will make you rethink your next order


The TikTok user’s statements will make you rethink your next orderCredit: TikTok

Taking to his social media, Howlett claimed that medium-sized drinks are a scam.

According to Howlett, a medium simply “isn’t real.”

“There’s no such thing as a medium-sized drink,” he said in a viral TikTok video that’s been viewed more than one million times.

Claiming to have worked in the fast-food industry for a long time, he gave further details on his stance.

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He explained: “A medium-sized drink is just a small drink in a taller cup. That’s all that is.”

Howlett cited places like Chick-fil-A and In-N-Out as a prime example, urging viewers to go to any of these chains and ask for both a medium and small drink to compare the two.

“They’re the same amount of liquid, I promise you,” he concluded his recording.

People in the comments section shared their take on Howlett’s statements, with viewers divided.

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“Yes, with just a bit more ice. It’s the EXACT SAME,” one person agreed.

“Medium = small with more ice,” a second person shared the same sentiment.

Speaking on the industry, someone added: “Medium is just a marketing price tactic to trick the consumer’s minds into spending ‘just a bit more’ and [getting] a large instead.”

“Facts. I’ve worked in fast food for five years,” chimed in an experienced retail worker.

Also referring to the ice in the drinks, someone said: “[I] worked at a Starbucks before. Grande vs trenta drink is just more ice so it looks [like] a lot more.”

Some people weren’t on board with Howlett’s claims, like one who said: “Your statement is inherently incorrect as Wendy’s has three very different sizes.”

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“As someone who’s worked at Wendy’s and McDonald’s… I can confirm this is incorrect,” another person negated.

“I worked at In-N-Out. The small and the medium aren’t the same size AT ALL. The size difference between them is huge. Idk about the other restaurants,” a final commenter claimed.

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