Drinks

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Why does the Coca-Cola® taste so good at McDonald's?

There are many reasons the Coca-Cola® tastes so great at McDonald’s. We simply follow the guidelines set by Coca-Cola® and take steps to ensure that we serve a high-quality fountain beverage.

The water and Coca-Cola® syrup are pre-chilled before entering our fountain dispensers with the ratio of syrup set to allow for ice to melt. We also keep our fountain beverage system cold so your drink is always refreshing. In order to ensure our drinks are always meeting a gold standard, we filter all the water before it enters fountain dispensers.

There’s also our straw—it’s slightly wider than a typical straw so all that Coke® taste can hit your taste buds.

Do you offer fruit and dairy options?

You bet! We’re committed to helping make nutrition-minded choices fun and easy for families, and we’re proud to have helped increased access to key food groups like delicious fruit and dairy. In fact, in March 2012, we began automatically including a fruit or low-fat dairy side option with each Happy Meal, which makes it easier for your children to enjoy wholesome fruit and low-fat dairy options when they eat at our restaurant. 

Did you know that we’ve sold more than 2 billion packages of apple slices in Happy Meals® since 2012? And that’s just the beginning. From seasonal Cuties® to Go-GURT® Low Fat Strawberry Yogurt, there are many options for your family to enjoy. 

Want to learn more? Check out our work with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation

 

Where does your milk in your milk jugs come from?

It comes from a cow, of course. Dairies around the U.S. supply 100% of the milk for our Milk Jugs.

Do you use milk form cows treated without rbST?

We offer customers milk jugs made with milk from cows not treated with rbST, an artificially grown hormone. No significant difference is shown between rbST-treated and non-rbST treated cows.

Is your orange juice pasteurized?

Yep. We serve Minute Maid® Premium Orange Juice which is pasteurized for safety and quality reasons. Still curious? Find out more about our orange juice.