McDonald's has responded to claims that it is in the process of expanding its beverage range across the US.

Speaking to just-drinks on Friday (19 October), a spokesperson for MacDonald's confirmed that it was testing a variety of drinks options, but that it was "far too early however to speculate about test results or specific product offerings".

The news follows recent press speculation that the fast food chain was in the decision-making process of extending its beverage offerings, from coffee and bottled sodas to smoothies and sweet tea.

The spokesperson added: "We know that customer tastes and preferences for beverages continue to evolve. To meet the changing needs of our valued customers, we're testing a variety of beverage options."

When asked about the variations that were being considered as part of the new range, the spokesperson replied: "No final decisions have been made." The spokesperson declined to give a time frame for when any decision would be unveiled.