Starbucks Being Sued for Underfilling Lattes
First it was Subway shortchanging its footlong sandwiches. Now caffeine addicts are up in arms over Starbucks allegedly underfilling its lattes. A class-action lawsuit filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court of Northern California claims that the coffee chain knowingly and systematically serves customers lattes that are 25 percent smaller than the menu claims. The plaintiffs allege that Starbucks not only uses too little liquid in its standard latte recipe, but that its cups aren't adequately large enough to contain the amount of beverage stated on its size menu.