The decision by American restaurant chain Culver’s to replace Pepsi products with Coca-Cola products was far from unanimous, CNN Business reported.
Hundreds of regulars at the restaurant, known for its burgers, expressed their displeasure on the Wisconsin-based company’s social media.
“I’m extremely disappointed with this change,” wrote one customer. Culver’s was always one of the places I could enjoy a Mountain Dew with my meal. […] This change will definitely be a determining factor in my decision to revisit Culver’s,” he concluded.
The chain says this change will gradually take effect in each of its 900 restaurants spread across 26 states.
According to Beverage Digest data for the first nine months of 2002, Coca-Cola held about 40% of US retail market share, while Pepsi had about 29%.