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-service chain, and after ...

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