McD's to join rivals in adding beverages

McD's to join rivals in adding beverages

OAK BROOK Ill. In another sign that beverage menus may be the next big battleground for the major quick-service chains, McDonald's Corp. president and chief operating officer Ralph Alvarez told investors today that the chain is considering the addition of smoothies and specialty coffees.

The disclosure came a few weeks after arch-rival Wendy's International Inc. said its namesake chain would add beverages this year that would be unavailable at any other quick

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