McDonald's soft drinks will soon cost $1

McDonald's diners will soon be able to quench their thirst for as little as a dollar.

For a limited time beginning in April, soft drinks of any size will cost a buck, while small smoothies, shakes and McCafe frappes will sell for $2, according to the fast food giant.

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"Our latest efforts in raising the bar for our customers include reinvigorating excitement for our beverages,'' McDonald's said in a statement. "This offer is part of our ongoing commitment to build a better McDonald's, and we continue to listen to our customers in addressing their desire for great taste, high quality, value, and even more choice and flexibility than ever before.''

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McDonald's has been looking for ways to boost profits and sales, making its popular breakfast items available all day, and recently rolling out a smaller and jumbo-sized version of its iconic Big Mac.

In its last earnings report, McDonald's reported a 1.3% dip in U.S. sales at stores open at least a year. And while its all day breakfast option was a popular innovation, it seemed to be losing its luster, forcing the restaurant company to contemplate other ways to bring in customers and drive sales.

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