Just say "no" to fountain drinks
I've come to the decision that I'm not going to order any more fountain drinks at restaurants. It's just not worth it. Because when I order a Coke, on the scale of "tastes like Coke" and "tastes like water", fountain drinks usually come out on the water side. And not only that, but you wind up paying a premium for the stuff. We had lunch today and my watered-down Coke was $1.89. Fountain drinks are one of the most profitable items for restaurants-- they could stand to either lower the price or increase the dosage on the flavor.
I'll just have to suffer a glass of water or two I guess.