McDonald’s was famously sued for coffee that was too hot, and now Starbucks is being sued for coffee that is too cold, because a woman has filed a $5 million lawsuit against the company for putting too much ice in her iced coffee.
According to TMZ, an Illinois woman has filed a class-action suit against the coffee giant and is seeking $5 million in damages on the grounds that Starbucks is essentially cheating customers of valuable coffee by filling the cups with ice.
According to Courthouse News, the complaint alleges that a Venti cup is advertised as 24 ounces, but customers are getting significantly less coffee than advertised because the ice takes up all the room in the cup.
“In essence, Starbucks is advertising the size of its cold drink cups on its menu, rather than the amount of fluid a customer will receive when they purchase a cold drink — and deceiving its customers in the process,” the lawsuit states.
A Starbucks spokesperson reportedly told TMZ that the company thinks its customers understand, “that ice is an essential component of any ‘iced’ beverage.”