What’s sure to be a divorce for the food history books, the fast food giant has decided that after 40 years of wedded bliss it doesn’t want its fries swimming in tainted sauce. In a move that comes after said to be because of “management changes”, McDonalds is adamant to keep their relationship alive with the world’s largest producer of ketchup. These so called “management changes” could have to do with the fact that Heinz recently appointed Bernardo Hees to Heinz CEO, who also happens to be the former CEO at the golden arches nemesis, Burger King. The plot thickens.
Though McDonalds refuses to comment on any other reasons for the split, it’s clear that the relationship was strained by bad burger blood. Before you start rioting in the streets you should know that Mickey D’s stopped serving Heinz ketchup in most of their US based stores a while ago but the world famous ketchup is still the condiment of choice at the overseas locations.
No word yet on what company will get on McDonald’s ketchup game but for now look out for those “McDonalds Fancy Ketchup” packets at a location near you.
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