Medium-sized drink

Note: I am looking at some of older draft posts in my blog. I removed a few that just had a title there but no content. I saw this one, which looks half-done and was written close to 2 years ago, but I have no idea what I intended to write for the rest of the post. So here it is. In any event, a 32 ounce medium-sized drink bottle is something to behold! Large size drink holds around 42 ounces, which should be slightly more than 30% bigger than the one pictured below.

A couple of weeks ago, I was in a rush and ordered a spicy grilled chicken sandwich from Wendy’s. I was thirsty too, so I requested a medium drink. I normally don’t go to fast food stores like McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, and such. When I do, I normally just ask for a cup of tap water. I was really surprised when the guy from the drive-thru window passed me this cup of drink:

Medium sized Wendy's drink

He must have seen the expression on my face. Before I said anything, he smiled and said: “Yup, that is a MEDIUM drink”

The gigantic bottle actually wouldn’t fit inside the cup holder of my Neon. This experience reminded me that when I was in Xiamen University in the early 90’s, we were all excited when McDonald’s opened its first store on ZhongShan Lu. In fact, well-educated university students worked fairly hard to get a part-time job there. I flipped burgers and mopped floors there for a couple of weeks, and even got brave enough to court a nice looking McDonald’s colleague, before she scared me away with some strange stories.


2 responses to “Medium-sized drink”

  1. Well, naturally you were going to share a strange story or two with us and then explain how large the drinks are at Chinese McDonalds. 🙂


  2. I just don’t remember what I was going to write about. Anyway, my tenure at that McDonald’s in Xiamen was short but interesting.

    McDonald’s menu item in China seem to be identical to the menu here in the States. Uncle McDonald’s offers a slightly different menu in Sweden. I believe drink size is smaller in both countries’ McDonald’s.

    Soda (or should I say pop) bottles in China and European countries I’ve been to are smaller than their American counterparts. In addition, cane sugar is used, instead of corn syrup and high fructose corn syrup.

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