Culver’s, the Midwest chain known for its butterburgers and frozen custard, recently announced that it is switching from Pepsi to Coca-Cola, upsetting many of its longtime fans.
The franchise broke the news last Wednesday, telling the media that the transition was underway and would take some time for the nearly 900 restaurants spread across 26 states, FOX 6 reported.
Parting ways with Pepsi means restaurants will no longer serve its signature as well as Mountain Dew, Sierra Mist and Tropicana drinks.
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It is still unclear which Coca-Cola products will be offered, but the company owns Spire, Fanta and Minute Maid, as well as many variants of the beverage of the same name.
One Twitter user wrote that the news of the switch “ruined my whole day”.
In response to the tweet, the company confirmed the switch, but said many Culver’s Signature Root Beer, Diet Root Beer, Dr. Pepper and fresh-brewed sweetened and unsweetened teas will still be available.”
Another Twitter user wrote of Culver’s: “Had my last @culvers today. When you switch back to @pepsi I’ll be back.”
Another Twitter user wrote in response to a post about loyalty that the company’s decision to get rid of Pepsi products has “got me thinking.”
A Facebook user posted a comment on the company’s main page saying she would no longer go to Culver’s because they will now offer Coke products like the restaurants she avoided.
“Now you’re going to be like them,” she wrote. “Sorry about this decision. You had the best Pepsi on tap. Now I have to find another restaurant that has Pepsi.”
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FOX Business has reached out to Culver’s for further comment.