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(CNBC)   The unanticipated side effect of Berkshire Hathaway's takeover of HJ Heinz is a new link between Burger King and McDonald's   (cnbc.com) divider line 42
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2013-02-17 12:27:16 PM
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2013-02-17 12:33:24 PM
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2013-02-17 12:42:05 PM
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2013-02-17 12:48:38 PM
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2013-02-17 01:01:07 PM
warping Keanu destroys lion batteries.. tell everyone the battery is blinking red please spread the word god no the internet please don't die I'm sorry for what I did don't go +++ATH0
 
2013-02-17 01:29:32 PM
Besides Coke?
 
2013-02-17 01:43:34 PM

borg: Besides Coke?


I hope this means McDonald's and BK will both come out with Heinz 57 burgers. I'M NOT FAT. Why is there so little love out there for the 57 sauce? It's catsup EVOLVED
 
2013-02-17 01:48:17 PM
Does McDonalds buy Heinz catsup? I thought that Heinz always wanted the business but never got it.
 
2013-02-17 01:57:42 PM

lelio: Does McDonalds buy Heinz catsup? I thought that Heinz always wanted the business but never got it.


That is one of two problems with this article.  The first being that Heinz only supplies ketchup to -some- McDonalds locations and the other is McDonalds has relationships with other ketchup suppliers.  There would be no "disruption" as the article is implying.  Matter of fact - it would be in the new owners best interest to attempt to expand the relationship with McDonalds regardless of their ownership stake in Burger King.

/stupid article is stupid
 
2013-02-17 02:01:13 PM
All I care about is more fast food places getting the cool new catsup packets that have an option to turn into dipping cups.
 
2013-02-17 02:18:13 PM
So, uh, what the fark is with the first few posts.
 
2013-02-17 02:27:08 PM
Berkshire's acquisition of Heinz has other companies...

...playing ketchup.

/YEEEAAAAAHHHHHHH
 
2013-02-17 02:39:18 PM
Or this could be a bunch of nothing.  McDonalds uses a proprietary ketchup recipe that isn't allowed to be used by anyone else.

Burger King uses regular ketchup.


This is a non-story.
 
2013-02-17 02:40:22 PM

Mad_Radhu: All I care about is more fast food places getting the cool new catsup packets that have an option to turn into dipping cups.


Truly one of man's greatest inventions.
 
2013-02-17 02:47:44 PM

GBmanNC: Mad_Radhu: All I care about is more fast food places getting the cool new catsup packets that have an option to turn into dipping cups.

Truly one of man's greatest inventions.


A patented/trademarked item they have to pay to use. I really don't see that happening.
 
2013-02-17 02:59:42 PM
I think there is a condiment conspiracy lurking is this story somewhere. The reporters need to catch up with the conspirators. Spice the story up some and not just release some packet of lies. But I guess being smashed on the job is probably just Heinz sight on squeezing in on my part. Well I gotta go some hot tomato is waiting to get picked up by me a true recipe of a flavorful night.
 
2013-02-17 03:05:36 PM
They both buy their meat from the same stables anyway.
 
2013-02-17 03:21:58 PM
Eh, PE firms do this sort of thing occasionally. One of my employer's direct competitors was recently bought up by a private equity giant. That PE firm also shares many clients with us, and is now trying to get all of its connections to use their own portfolio company's products instead of ours.

It's all in the details though. Heinz could do enormous harm to itself if this backfires, so yeah, this isn't happening.
 
2013-02-17 03:29:02 PM
They must make millions of dollars a year off selling to McDonald's. This would be just throwing away that profit, and it would give one of their smaller competitors a chance to gain market share.
 
2013-02-17 03:53:48 PM
And if Heinz won't sell to McDonald's and McDonald's had to get ketchup from Hunts, them millions would stop buying burgers from McDonald's because it's the ketchup that keeps them coming back for more
 
2013-02-17 03:58:09 PM
Is this about cat soup? I love cat soup!
 
2013-02-17 04:31:07 PM

runwiz: And if Heinz won't sell to McDonald's and McDonald's had to get ketchup from Hunts, them millions would stop buying burgers from McDonald's because it's the ketchup salt that keeps them coming back for more


Also why the Waffle House is awesome
 
2013-02-17 04:40:29 PM

ransack.: borg: Besides Coke?

I hope this means McDonald's and BK will both come out with Heinz 57 burgers. I'M NOT FAT. Why is there so little love out there for the 57 sauce? It's catsup EVOLVED


Trailer trash! A1 burgers are what God eats from his grill!!!
 
2013-02-17 04:56:21 PM
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2013-02-17 05:32:55 PM
 
2013-02-17 05:49:43 PM
first time seeing ketchup called 'red sauce'. must be a term known to fast food & condiment insiders. next week it will be on Law & Order. They'll have Fin Tutuola drop the 'red sauce' bomb in front of the square white detectives. In a month all of America will be using "red sauce" as if we've said it all our lives.

/ this is how this shiat starts
// on the down low
/// What? I just know stuff! - Fin Tutuola
 
2013-02-17 06:04:03 PM
Does anyone select a antibiotic and hormone addled sack of calories based on the brand of adorning condiments?
 
2013-02-17 06:56:40 PM

KrispyKritter: first time seeing ketchup called 'red sauce'. must be a term known to fast food & condiment insiders. next week it will be on Law & Order. They'll have Fin Tutuola drop the 'red sauce' bomb in front of the square white detectives. In a month all of America will be using "red sauce" as if we've said it all our lives.

/ this is how this shiat starts
// on the down low
/// What? I just know stuff! - Fin Tutuola


The chocolate ration has been increased to 6 grams from 7 grams per day...

Wtf are you smoking dude, i want in
 
2013-02-17 09:45:29 PM

ransack.: warping Keanu destroys lion batteries.. tell everyone the battery is blinking red please spread the word god no the internet please don't die I'm sorry for what I did don't go +++ATH0


Okay, is there some new meme that I wasn't informed about?
 
2013-02-17 10:39:37 PM
The cola wars stared with KFC/Pizza Hut and Taco Bell playing games with soda.  Pizza Hut sold coke before Pepsi bought them and the owner sold all but some of the ones in Wichita and part of the contract said the corporate HQ would stay in Wichita so the Pepsi execs got to have Coke with their Pizza if they went to the local Pizza Hut.

Pepsi also started the unlimited refills as a way to get people into Taco Bells since way too many people were afraid of the spicy food in their early days.

So I could see something very odd resulting from this but not under Warrens watch.
 
2013-02-18 12:50:24 AM
Heinz already failed McDonald's once. They will never get the entire business again.

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/business/news/heinz-courts-mcdon al ds-to-boost-ketchup-brand-439864/
 
2013-02-18 01:05:17 AM
Ketchup sucks as a bonding agent however.
 
2013-02-18 01:47:06 AM

ransack.: warping Keanu destroys lion batteries.. tell everyone the battery is blinking red please spread the word god no the internet please don't die I'm sorry for what I did don't go +++ATH0


Woah.
 
2013-02-18 02:22:11 AM
According to TFA, Heinz has 60% of the market share and Hunts is #2 at 20%.   I've seen virtually no other ketchups out there, so who's making up the other 20%?  Is it just tons and tons of tiny companies that no one ever names?

/America seriously needs a ketchup revolution
//2 major brands is not enough
///I want ALL the ketchups.
 
2013-02-18 04:31:28 AM
Yet at least in theory, a ketchup supply disruption could send the Golden Arches scrambling to ...

... ketchup.
 
2013-02-18 07:05:10 AM
It's not like Heinz is the only maker of ketchup out there, McDonalds could pick a suitable alternative in a heartbeat.
 
2013-02-18 07:17:16 AM
How come Heinz Chile Sauce has no chilies in it? By the same token Burger King has no King in their burgers, so.....
 
2013-02-18 11:06:41 AM

austerity101: According to TFA, Heinz has 60% of the market share and Hunts is #2 at 20%.   I've seen virtually no other ketchups out there, so who's making up the other 20%?  Is it just tons and tons of tiny companies that no one ever names?

/America seriously needs a ketchup revolution
//2 major brands is not enough
///I want ALL the ketchups.


There is probably a company or two that makes store brands and the crappy generic restaurant catsup.
 
2013-02-18 01:08:44 PM
It would appear that Burger King's twitter account has been hacked today...
 
2013-02-18 03:12:21 PM
Burger King buys it's french fries from Heinz too.
 
2013-02-18 07:47:42 PM
I guess Heinz will go to court for 10 years to not pay their fair taxes now.
 
2013-02-18 09:16:27 PM

justoneznot: It's not like Heinz is the only maker of ketchup out there, McDonalds could pick a suitable alternative in a heartbeat.


That could supply all their restaurants?

That's a lot of ketchup and it would require large production facilities. I imagine a McDonald's that didn't have ketchup might suffer a loss of business.

austerity101: According to TFA, Heinz has 60% of the market share and Hunts is #2 at 20%.   I've seen virtually no other ketchups out there, so who's making up the other 20%?  Is it just tons and tons of tiny companies that no one ever names?

/America seriously needs a ketchup revolution
//2 major brands is not enough
///I want ALL the ketchups.


Hunt's
Del Monte
"designer labels"
and no doubt generic brands
 
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