McDonald's cancels free smoothie samples

McDonald's cancels free smoothie samples

McDonald's canceled its plans to hand out free samples of its new Real Fruit Smoothies, saying the drinks already were selling well enough and there was no need to worry operators that supplies wouldn’t last.

McDonald's launched the smoothies July 13 and planned to hand out samples this week, July 22-24. The Oak Brook, Ill.-based company, which operates and franchises more than 14,000 restaurants in the United States, said it was considering whether to reschedule the promotion.

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