'We delete the order' : Starbucks barista in response to the customer's 'hack'

There are lots of Starbucks order hacks on the internet, but this one went way too far.

This week, a worker at one of the coffee chain's stores in Massachusetts shocked TikTok by showing a shameless hacker's attempt to get a free drink.

Sinead Robbins, a barista, posted a picture of a label that showed a customer had only bought a 5-cent bag of coffee through the online app, but then tried to add their whole drink order in the "order request" section.

The patron wrote, “Hi, could I please have a grande strawberry creme frap with no whipped cream and a strawless lid,” before adding in a chirpy “thank you!”

Robbins was not impressed by the app scheme.

“This is not a Starbucks hack,” the 22-year-old says in the clip, which has been viewed over 4.2 million times. “It was a little bit funny but it won’t work. We canceled the order.”

The customer tried to sneakily order a frappe for 5 cents.
The customer tried to sneakily order a frappe for 5 cents.

“Don’t do this,” added Robbins.

Many users couldn’t believe people genuinely tried this to save money.

“I would’ve poured the frappe into the bag,” one user wrote.

“Teenagers watching too many ‘hacks’ on TikToks lol,” laughed another.

“I worked at a restaurant and people would do this all the time and ask for extra food in the special instructions instead of paying for it??” another said in disbelief.

Others said they would have just made the order.


“Am I the only one who would actually make it for them?? And this is coming from someone who works at Starbucks,” one woman wrote.

“Same,” agreed another. “I don’t get paid enough to care.”

TikTok has become a place where fast-food workers can talk about their biggest pet peeves. Starbucks employees, in particular, use the app to talk about the orders and hacks they hate making and the types of customers they don't like serving.

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