Culver restaurants switch from Pepsi to Coca-Cola, upsetting fans

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

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

Culver's Restaurant

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

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’s still unclear which Coca-Cola products will be offered, but the company has Spire, Fanta and Minute Maid, in addition to numerous variations of its namesake drink.

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

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

Another Twitter user wrote to Culver’s, “Got my last @culvers today. When you come back to @pepsi I’ll be back.”

Yet another Twitter user wrote in response to a loyalty post that the company’s decision to get rid of Pepsi products “got me thinking.”

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

“Now you are going to be like them,” she wrote. “Sorry for that decision. You had the best Pepsi on tap. Now I have to look for another restaurant that has Pepsi.”

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FOX Business has reached out to Culver for additional comment.

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