(CBS News) McDonald's is making a big switch at some of its restaurants. After 40 years, it's parting ways with Heinz ketchup. The reason goes back to a long-standing rivalry.
On Friday, McDonald's, the world's largest restaurant chain, announced diners would no longer be squeezing Heinz ketchup in any of its 34,000 stores. The decision was made after Heinz appointed the former head of Burger King, Bernardo Hees, as its new chief executive officer. In three years, Hees oversaw major changes at the struggling burger chain, remaking Burger King into a viable competitor to the mighty Big Mac.
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In a statement, the Illinois-based company said, "As a result of recent management changes at Heinz, we have decided to transition our business to other suppliers over time."