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Old 09-05-2018, 01:04 PM
 
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What's the actual size of the big beverage that accompanies those extra value meals at drive-thru's? It's pretty big. But no offense.
It has been a very, very long time since I had a soda from either a drive thru or a convenience store. Those "64 oz drinks" were based on cup size. By the time the cup got filled with ice, there wasn't room for 64 oz of liquid. I doubt you could get 32 oz in after the ice.
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Old 09-05-2018, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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It enhances your meal. It's okay with me if you have a beer with whatever you're eating.

I rarely need a drink to wash down my food. I like the taste of the food and don't need "enhancement".

What I do like is coffee with my dessert. But that's just me.
YOU don't have to drink anything with your meal.

I like beer and wings.

I like beer and pizza.

So I will drink beer with those two meals.

See how that works?
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Old 09-05-2018, 01:50 PM
 
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What's the actual size of the big beverage that accompanies those extra value meals at drive-thru's? It's pretty big. But no offense.
Are we only talking about extra value meals at drive thrus? I think you're the only one who is.

But since you are, the largest McDonalds drink size is 32 oz., not 64 oz.
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Old 09-05-2018, 01:56 PM
 
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What's the actual size of the big beverage that accompanies those extra value meals at drive-thru's? It's pretty big. But no offense.
No clue. Sonic's largest is 44 oz, but considering its filled with crushed ice, I would say there is probably only about 16 oz worth of drink. But that is for an extra large, most places serve a medium with their value meals, which is probably closer to 24 oz (and again filled with ice).

Edited to add: This says a medium at McDonalds is 21 oz and a large is 30 oz. No where near the 64 oz you claim that people must be drinking with their meals.

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Old 09-05-2018, 01:57 PM
 
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Oh; "only" 30 oz. I stand corrected.

Wow; people are really sensitive about their beverages!

I hardly suggested that "everyone" who drinks with meals is drinking a gallon, but they DO sell them, and I presume quite a few of them. Much less is required, obviously, to merely wash down food or cleanse the palate or enhance the flavor, and if that's what you like to do, I have no judgment.
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Old 09-05-2018, 02:01 PM
 
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No clue. Sonic's largest is 44 oz, but considering its filled with crushed ice, I would say there is probably only about 16 oz worth of drink. But that is for an extra large, most places serve a medium with their value meals, which is probably closer to 24 oz (and again filled with ice).

Edited to add: This says a medium at McDonalds is 21 oz and a large is 30 oz. No where near the 64 oz you claim that people must be drinking with their meals.

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Oooh ... Sonic is one of the few places I'll order something other than a bottle of water. I want a huge cup of the crushed ice to crunch on all afternoon. I've even been known to order a drink, hold the drink.
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Old 09-05-2018, 02:58 PM
 
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Oh; "only" 30 oz. I stand corrected.

Wow; people are really sensitive about their beverages!

I hardly suggested that "everyone" who drinks with meals is drinking a gallon, but they DO sell them, and I presume quite a few of them. Much less is required, obviously, to merely wash down food or cleanse the palate or enhance the flavor, and if that's what you like to do, I have no judgment.


I think you are off on a tangent. Most meals eaten in the US are not drive through meals*, they are not even fast food restaurant meals. Even if fast food meals are the biggest single group, its still a minority compared to the hundreds of millions of meals eaten each day. So your fixation on drive-thru and fast food let alone the alleged 64 Oz, is a bit odd.


*The stats - about 50 million meals per day are fast food total. In a population of 300 million eating approx. 3 meals per day - i.e. 50 million out of about 900 million meals. And even then, many of the 50 million won't involve a drink.
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Old 09-05-2018, 02:59 PM
 
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I think you are off on a tangent. Most meals eaten in the US are not drive through meals, they are not even fast food restaurant meals. Even if fast food meals are the biggest single group, its still a minority compared to the hundreds of millions of meals eaten each day. So your fixation on drive-thru and fast food let alone the alleged 64 Oz, is a bit odd.
I'm trying to get off that "tangent," and I'm hardly "fixated," actually. I mentioned it once; then it was made an issue of by others.

My original post was about eating meals at home (at least that's what I had in mind) and, secondarily, in sit-down restaurants.

The inclusion of a beverage with the drive-thru fast food, however, demonstrated the ubiquitousness of the beverage with a meal.
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Old 09-05-2018, 03:08 PM
 
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Oh; "only" 30 oz. I stand corrected.
30 oz cup filled with ice, so probably no more then a 12 oz can of soda.

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Wow; people are really sensitive about their beverages!
Nope, just confused why you think people who have something to drink with a meal must be drinking a 64 oz drink.

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I hardly suggested that "everyone" who drinks with meals is drinking a gallon, but they DO sell them, and I presume quite a few of them.
Now you want to claim people are drinking a gallon, 128 oz?

Where? Ive never seen anyone restaurant serve their drinks by the gallon, or even 64 ounces. Maybe for catering or family meals, it might common with a gallon of tea, but that's not meant for one person.
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Old 09-05-2018, 03:09 PM
 
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So back to the topic. Anyone else skip the beverage with meals?
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