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Divorce of the Century? McDonald's Has Cut Ties With Heinz Ketchup

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"...we have decided to transition our business to other suppliers over time."

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McDonalds has officially ended their longstanding relationship with Heinz ketchup.

In a statement released by the popular fast-food chain on Friday, the company blamed new management changes for cutting ties.

“We value the relationship we’ve maintained with Heinz for more than 40 years," McDonalds said in a statement. "As a result of recent management changes at Heinz, we have decided to transition our business to other suppliers over time."

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"We have spoken to Heinz and plan to work together to ensure a smooth and orderly transition of the McDonald’s restaurant business, and are confident that there will be no impact to our business, our customers and our great tasting food at McDonald’s," the company added.

As the Associated Press notes, a former Burger King CEO just took the reigns as head of Heinz in June.

Nonetheless, most Americans are unlikely to notice a change as McDonald's only uses Heinz ketchup in Pittsburgh and Minneapolis locations.

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