Culver’s restaurants are switching from Pepsi to Coca-Cola, upsetting fans

Culver’s, the Midwest chain known for its butter burgers and frozen custard, recently announced it’s switching from Pepsi to Coca-Cola, upsetting many of its longtime fans.

The franchise made the news last Wednesday, telling media that the transition was underway and would take some time for its nearly 900 restaurants across 26 states, FOX 6 reported.

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An employee hands a drive-thru customer his order. (Raquel Zaldivar/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images/Getty Images)

Saying goodbye to Pepsi means restaurants will no longer serve its signature, as well as Mountain Dew, Sierra Mist and Tropicana Drinks.

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It remains unclear which Coca-Cola products will be offered, but the company owns Spire, Fanta, and Minute Maid, among many variations of the namesake drink.

One Twitter user wrote that news of the switch “ruined my whole day”.

In response to the tweet, the company confirmed the transition, but said many of Culver’s Signature Root Beer, Diet Root Beer, Dr. Pepper and freshly brewed sweetened and unsweetened teas will still be available.

Another Twitter user wrote to Culver’s, “Had my last @culvers today. If you switch back to @pepsi I’ll be back.”

Yet another Twitter user, in response to a post about loyalty, wrote that the company’s decision to get rid of Pepsi products “has made me think.”

A Facebook user posted a comment on the company’s main page saying she would no longer go to Culver’s because they are now starting to offer coke products like the restaurants she avoided.

“Now you’re going to be just 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 contacted Culver’s for additional comment.

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