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McDonalds ends free coffee refills?

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vkizzle wrote:
Nov 6th, 2017 12:55 pm
Likely due to abuse.
No so much the cost of the coffee, but someone has to brew a new batch and refill the station and that takes away their time to perform other functions.
I've seen HS kids come in swarms and fill up their water bottles with soda and I'm suprised that hasn't been pulled out and put behind the counter already!
soda are dirt cheap, not worth the hassle of increased labor to deal with it.
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xpressmerchant wrote:
Nov 6th, 2017 2:56 pm
It's the same reason Costco stop leaving all the side item out for hotdogs.
i noticed it was gone, where did they hide them? am i suppose to ask when i get my order? cause last time i ate it with only katsup.
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blindemboss wrote:
Dec 13th, 2014 9:50 pm
Perhaps a bit late to this, but I stopped by a nearby McDonald's and they told me that they stop giving coffee refills.

They said this started in November, and it applies only to some franchises. I would've thought that McDonald's Canada would control this policy across all chains.

That's too bad. I've never over stepped this perk, but always enjoyed the cup refill before I leave the premises.
There is a McDonald's near Greektown at Pape and Cosburn and it is full of old people who sit there, buy a coffee, and get 10 refills over the course of 10 hours, taking up table space and losing money for that location. These people are make up 50% of the people in that mcDonald's at any given time. It's ridiculous.
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divx wrote:
Nov 6th, 2017 11:47 pm
i noticed it was gone, where did they hide them? am i suppose to ask when i get my order? cause last time i ate it with only katsup.
Not sure about Winnipeg. At the centre of the universe, you have to request it when you get your hot dog. They have them portioned out in small containers.
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divx wrote:
Nov 6th, 2017 11:46 pm
soda are dirt cheap, not worth the hassle of increased labor to deal with it.
Again, not so much the price but time required by an employee to change out the syrup etc...
Many fast food joints have already pulled out the self serve fountains.
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Mistersprinkles wrote:
Nov 7th, 2017 12:47 am
There is a McDonald's near Greektown at Pape and Cosburn and it is full of old people who sit there, buy a coffee, and get 10 refills over the course of 10 hours, taking up table space and losing money for that location. These people are make up 50% of the people in that mcDonald's at any given time. It's ridiculous.

That's everywhere on weekdays mornings. Lol
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divx wrote:
Nov 6th, 2017 11:47 pm
i noticed it was gone, where did they hide them? am i suppose to ask when i get my order? cause last time i ate it with only katsup.
Yes they hide them in their fridge lol. Just ask and they will give them to you.
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Probably unrelated to the >2014< original post, but I've seen signs going up in Vancouver locations since last year saying "due to safety concerns we are no longer offering free refills on hot drinks". Mind you I only go to the sketchiest places (Hastings street and Commercial Dr) where I've seen people dig them out of the garbage cans to go get their free refill.
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For the record, I have never seen anything from McDonald’s indicating free refills.
However, some people apparently expect it:
Toronto is a very small part of Canada
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MonctonMan wrote:
Nov 8th, 2017 12:25 am
For the record, I have never seen anything from McDonald’s indicating free refills.
However, some people apparently expect it:
some customer feel entitled, the truth is, the customer is not always right and some people are better off banned from the store
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tk1000 wrote:
Mar 21st, 2017 4:51 pm
Noticed the Port Union location in Scarborough, ON still having free coffee refills.
This location is ending refills Nov 13th. :(

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