Burger King has been criticised by social media users for...Too much salt? Too much fat? Litter?
...no longer serving free tap water in their North Street branch.Hmmmm. Why would they do that?
A Burger King manager told The Argus: “We had a lot of problems with free tap water, especially later at night.
“When we gave tap water out people were throwing it around. Some of the customers fell on the floor because it was slippery.”Ah. The late night scene. Well, can't force them to serve it, can you?
Under current law, only establishments licensed to serve alcohol are legally required to provide free drinking water.See! But that doesn't stop the usual suspects.
Many Burger King customers expressed their disagreement with the decision on Facebook.
Chloë Kristel Amy-Hannah Hall wrote: “It's not a legal requirement but it's definitely the right, human thing to do.”If they want to drink it, yes. If they want to throw it around the shop because they are drunk or stupid, no.
“Water should never be denied to anyone,” wrote Rooti Burgs.This isn't the Sahara, love. They'll be fine.
Smashburger, also on North Street, provide free tap water for all customers, and are welcoming the introduction of the new app.
Assistant manager Michelle Green said: “We have Deliveroo drivers come in all the time and on a hot day we give them a drink.
“It’s a basic human right.”Blimey, that list grows and grows....
Harry Woodhams, general manager of Trading Post Coffee Roasters on Ship Street, said: “We will definitely do it.
“Tap water costs us nothing so there is no reason not to.”Yes there is. Burger King have pointed that out.