Will no longer spend my money with them.
Sucks to be old enough to remember coffee at non chain diners for ten cents, free refills and the joint was making money. Shows my age. How a cup of coffee went from pocket change to gold card purchase is a crying shame. I want things back as they once were. Gone are the local diners i am afraid.
You did yourself a favor. Outside of the "friends you may meet", you can spend your money on better coffee, very easily. I was a barista for several years and can attest to their inability to really supply a very good coffee. Then again, most of their offerings are akin to some kind of "candy" where the coffee is secondary to all the other stuff their customers ask for.
But since I don't drink their burnt tasting waaaaaay over priced swill, I haven't been in one in years, no make that decades, though I have to pass by a $tarbuck$ kiosk located at the entrance of the grocery store we frequent.
I remember a grocery sore in the 60's that had free coffee for all shoppers. It was a little spot right in the middle of the store.