The 40-year partnership of McDonald's and Heinz Ketchup has been one of the longest relationships of our time. With the rise of super-short Hollywood marriages like Kim Kardashian's 72-day marriage to Kris Humphries, McDonald's and Heinz Ketchup was something Americans could rely on.
stevendepolo/Flikr Commons Looks like ketchup, but this food fight is bloody.
All high-profiles relationships brave smiles in the limelight even though there is usually more festering in the shadows. And beneath the smiles on McDonald's happy meals, the fast food chain has been hiding a history of turbulence with its condiment partner, Heinz.
Sure, their break is widely attributed to Heinz Ketchup bringing former Burger King chief executive partner and sworn McDonald's enemy Bernardo Hees to the helm. And once McDonald's heard about the choice, they ended their partnership and blamed the parting on irreconcilable differences.More »