McDonalds says the end came because of a management issue.
“We value the relationship we’ve maintained with Heinz for more than 40 years,” the fast food giant said. “As a result of recent management changes at Heinz, we have decided to transition our business to other suppliers over time.”
McDonald's has, for a long period of time used other brands and in fact Heinz was pulled from most US stores a few years back.
When asked for a response Heinz released their own statement.
"As a matter of policy, Heinz does not comment on relationships with customers.”
The bottom line has to do with a competitor.
Heinz is now run by Bernardo Hees, the former chief executive of Burger King.
Heinz ketchup has graced Mickey D’s legendary fries for over 40 years and the end won’t be quick.
McDonalds says they will phase out the condiment while replacing it with another product.