Burger King has decided to drop sugary soft drinks from kids’ meals following similar moves by McDonald’s and Wendy’s earlier this year.
The fast-food giant is replacing fountain drinks with fat-free milk, low-fat chocolate milk and apple juice in Burger King Kids Meals, USA Today reported.
Major fast-food chains have reportedly stopped marketing sodas to kids due to pressure from consumer advocacy groups working to end childhood obesity. McDonald’s, for instance, has partnered with The Alliance for a Healthy Generation, founded by the Clinton Foundation and the American Heart Association, NPR reports.
Burger King made the switch as part of an “ongoing effort to offer our guests options that match lifestyle needs,” Alex Macedo, president of Burger King North America, told USA Today.
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