Culver’s, a Midwestern chain known for its butterburgers and frozen custard, recently announced it was switching from Pepsi to Coca-Cola, upsetting many of its longtime fans.
The franchise broke the news last Wednesday, telling news outlets that the transition is underway and will take some time for about 900 restaurants across 26 states, according to FOX 6.
Parting with Pepsi means the restaurant will no longer serve Pepsi’s signature Mountain Dew, Sierra Mist and Tropicana drinks.
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It’s unclear which Coca-Cola products will be offered, but the company owns Spire, Fanta and Minute Maid, along with many variations of the beverage of the same name.
One Twitter user wrote that the news of the switch “ruined my day.”
In response to a tweet, the company confirmed the transition, but said many of Culver’s Signature Root Beers, Diet Root Beer, Dr Pepper, and freshly brewed, sweetened and unsweetened teas will remain available.
Another Twitter user wrote to Culvers:
Yet another Twitter user wrote about the company’s decision to discontinue Pepsi products in response to a loyalty post that said it was “thought-provoking.”
A Facebook user posted a comment on the company’s main page, saying she won’t be going to Culver’s anymore because it now offers Coke products like the restaurants she avoided.
“Now you will be like them,” she wrote. is needed.”
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FOX Business has reached out to Culver’s for additional comment.