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A South Carolina construction worker has been banned from his work site and is on the hook to pay a $525 federal fine after he refilled his 89-cent drink without ponying up at a Veterans Affairs hospital.
originally posted by: nrd101
If you sell fountain drinks and its on the public's side, free refills always. that's the bottom line folks.
It's "federal", that's the thing, like if you park at the Post Office with a gun in the trunk of your car, hypothetically they could put you in Federal Prison.
Stupid on his part for sure, over reaction on the VAs part?
originally posted by: MystikMushroom
If they don't want patrons getting refills, why they don't put the drink machine in a place where customers can't access it themselves?
a reply to: tinner07
I ran across this story and not quite sure what to think.
For a 20 oz soda we will now take our pour size of 20 oz x $0.0132 and get $0.264 or basically 27 Cents per 20 oz soda. Now lets consider ICE! If you fill your 20 oz cup with ice to the brim, you will only be pouring about 8.75 oz of soda into the cup. Realistically your soda cost will only be 8.75 oz x $0.0132 or 12 cents per unit sold. To finish the cost out lets say we have a 7 cent foam cup, 1 cent lid and 1.5 cents straw to complete the package. Although these last three items will most likely be accounted on your Profit & Loss statement as paper goods, let's add them to the soda cost to realize the total cost involved with selling a 20 oz soda.
20 oz cup of soda with ice requires 8.75 oz of product or $0.12
20 oz foam cup cost $0.07
Lid for cup costs $0.01
Straw costs $0.015
Total Cost = $0.215 or rounded up $0.22 per soda
originally posted by: FlyersFan
I'd be in trouble there .... if a fountain drink machine is where the customer fills it up him/her self, then I'd assume that refills are free.