McDonald’s to Eliminate Self-Serve Soft Drinks at All Locations
The days of coming to the soda machine to endlessly refill your McDonald's cup are coming to an end.
A report from Insider says the fast food giant has already started the process of phasing out self-serve soft drinks at its locations.
Why Is McDonald's Getting Rid Of Self-Serve Drinks?
In a statement to the website, McDonald's said it is looking to fully eliminate self-serve soft drinks by 2032.
"This change is intended to create a consistent experience for both customers and crew across all ordering points, whether that's McDelivery, the app, kiosk, drive-thru or in-restaurant," McDonald's said in a statement published by Insider.
The State Journal-Register in Springfield, Ill. was the first to report the shift in drink policy at McDonald's. In addition to having a uniform drinking experience across all "ordering points," the newspaper reported additional reasons for the change.
The State Journal-Register says McDonald's is looking to "keep publicly used spaces clean, eliminate theft and create a more relaxed dine-in experience."
Additional Changes Possibly In The Works For McDonald's
The company recently revealed it is testing an entirely new restaurant concept in late July.
CNBC reported the new CosMc's restaurant will be a "small format concept." The name comes from CosMc, a McDonald's character from the late '80s and early '90s.
While the exact plans for the concept will not be released until December, McDonald's has revealed it will first test it out "in a handful of sites."
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