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.


Howlett made a claim about the size of fast food drinksCredit: Tik Tok
TikTok user's statements will make you rethink your next order


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

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.

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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.”

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“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.

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