FAST food giants typically house three standard drink sizes: small, medium, and large.
Well, according to TikTok user Jordan Howlett, there’s one drink size in particular that you should completely skip due to its fraud.
On his social networks, Howlett claimed that the medium drinks are a scam.
According to Howlett, a medium is simply “not real”.
“There is no such thing as a medium-sized drink,” he said in a viral TikTok video that has been viewed more than a million times.
Claiming to have worked in the fast food industry for a long time, he elaborated on his stance.
He explained, “A medium-sized drink is just a small drink in a taller mug. That’s it.”
Howlett cited places like Chick-fil-A and In-N-Out as a prime example, urging viewers to go to either of these chains and order a medium and small drink to compare the two.
“They are the same amount of liquid, I promise you,” he concluded his recording.
People in the comments section shared their take on Howlett’s remarks, with viewers divided.
“Yes, with a little more ice. It’s EXACTLY THE SAME,” one person agreed.
“Medium = small with more ice”, a second person shared the same sentiment.
Speaking about the industry, someone added: “The medium is just a marketing pricing tactic to trick the minds of consumers into spending ‘just a little more’ and [getting] a big one instead.”
“Facts. I’ve worked in fast food for five years,” chimed in an experienced retail worker.
Also referring to ice in drinks, someone said: “[I] He worked at a Starbucks before. The Grande vs Trenta drink is just more ice, here’s what it looks like. [like] much more.”
Some people disagreed with Howlett’s claims, such as one who said, “Your statement is inherently incorrect as Wendy’s has three very different sizes.”
“As someone who has worked at Wendy’s and McDonald’s…I can confirm this is incorrect,” another person denied.
“I worked at In-N-Out. The small and medium are not the same size at ALL. The size difference between them is huge. I don’t know about the other restaurants,” stated a final commenter.