How much does a cup of water cost in Aptos, CA? About 75 cents for the cup.
Sno-White Drive In now charges about $.75 for a paper cup that costs .07 cents. Sno-White charges about 10 times what the cup costs. This is a new charge.
Someone recently bought a breakfast sandwich ($3.50) and also asked for a half cup of water.
The customer gave Sno-White a $5.oo bill and was given back a quarter, a nickel and a few pennies. As the breakfast sandwich costs $3.50 the additional charge for the paper cup was about $.75.
Asked ‘why charge for water?’ the reply from the cook/ owner was ‘I charge for the cup’.
So, what do paper cups cost? About 7 cents.
You can buy 1,000 hot/cold paper cups (12 oz) on Amazon for $69.85 with no charge for shipping.
Sno-White Drive In in Aptos, CA has good ‘burgers. It’s located near the entrance to Seacliff State Beach.
Charging 10 times the cost for a paper cup is not good public relations. When a customer wants a cup of water — let them have it for free. That’s good PR.
The City of Watsonville just recently now requires all restaurants which provide paper cups to charge 10 cents. They do so based on the state wide law regarding paper bags.
Per The Santa Cruz Sentinel 7/12/2019 Santa Cruz County eyes sweeping plastic prohibitions. Also under consideration is a fee for disposable cups — similiar to the statewide 10 cent fee for grocery bags — and a requirement that all businesses provide recycling bins for their customers.
Aptos Psychologist: Pe adage, ‘Waste not, want not.’
Best to keep handy a re-usable bag for groceries and a re-usable cup for water.
Sno-White Drive In has good, reasonably priced ‘burgers. Keep a water bottle in your car.
written by Cameron Jackson jaj48@aolcom