McDonald's drops Heinz ketchup

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  1. HS Cult Leader

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    [h=1]McDonald's drops Heinz ketchup[/h] Published October 26, 2013

    Associated Press






    McDonald's has lost its taste for Heinz ketchup.


    The fast-food giant said in a statement Friday that it is cutting ties with the condiment company after 40 years due to management changes there. A former Burger King CEO became head of Heinz in June after the company was bought by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital. 3G, a Brazilian investment firm, also controls Burger King.
    The impact of the change may be tasted more overseas. In the U.S., McDonald's uses Heinz products only in Pittsburgh and Minneapolis restaurants.
    "As a result of recent management changes at Heinz, we have decided to transition our business to other suppliers over time," McDonald's Corp. said in a statement. The Oak Brook, Ill.-based restaurant chain did not disclose the value of their business relationship.
    Heinz said that it does not comment on relationships with customers as a policy.
    The Pittsburgh company, which also makes baked beans, vinegar and other foods, is now led by Bernardo Hees. He still serves as vice chairman of Burger King's board and is also a partner at 3G Capital.
    The 43-year-old Brazilian had become CEO of Burger King after 3G bought the struggling hamburger chain in 2010. He subsequently slashed costs, revamped the chain's menu and launched a major marketing campaign to help make it a more formidable threat to long-time rival McDonald's.
    McDonald's shares added 10 cents to close at $94.78. Heinz is now privately held.
     
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    I love the heinz dip & squeeze ketchup packets

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    I bet the asshole that had the brilliant idea of hiring a dick from Burger King is very happy now :jj:

    I could care less, I will continue to eat at McDonalds and NOT burger King because they suck.
     
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    Its a non story for the USA McDonald's regulars.

    McDonald's only uses Heinz in two cities in the US.

    The Eurotrash might notice it but I think you're right, the one its hurts is Heinz.

    Who siad "let's hire that Burger King guy":facepalm:
     
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    Hi Dawg :c
     
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    Not a drop of ketchup for me in 2013
    :troops:
     
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    I just wanted to mention that Burger King Sucks.
     
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    John hein Will lose sleep over this.
     
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    I had no idea until now that Burger King is now controlled by Brazilian's, and now a once great American power house brand like Heinz. :nocheer:
     
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    Their food makes my stomach hurt :secret:

    But they do have cool stuff like Coca Cola glasses sometimes :coffee:
     
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    I dont care for Burger King either.

    But their 3 piece french toast with a small coffee for $2.20 with tax cant be beat!
     
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    I blame John Kerry :coffee:
     
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    I got food poisoning at Burger King twice years ago. Never went back.
     
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    Are you one of those Mayo people? :puke:


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    I hope the person who designed that got a raise. One of the few things in the world that has gone right.
     
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    Brothers in pain :iohi5:
     
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    Mc Donald's is having some problem's. They dropped the Dollar menu changed the supplier of there Ketchup raised there prices across the board made all there food portions smaller. I can eat at golden corral for the same price as a large value meal there. For fast food Jack In The Box rules!
     
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    pink slime is pink slime, regardless of the packaging
     
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    just avoided lots of shit carbs and sugar this year.
    no bread this year either for me.
    I think I'm gonna break my bread embargo and try one of these.

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