(Sept. 25) The door for fresh fruit is being opened at another fast-food chain. Soft drinks and fries may make way for fresh fruit cups as part of a Wendy’s experiment.

Wendy’s International Inc., Dublin, Ohio, is offering children and adults the option of purchasing fresh fruit with their meals in 432 stores in Philadelphia; Miami; Raleigh, N.C.; and Columbus, Ohio.

As part of the Kids’ Meal, children can choose a 4-ounce cup of honeydew and cantaloupe chunks instead of french fries. The fruit is being paired with the option of grab-and-go milk instead of soft drinks. Both new offerings, which come at no extra charge, can be purchased separately by adults.

The test marketing, which began Sept. 24, is expected to run through Oct. 23, according to a Wendy’s spokeswoman.

Del Monte Fresh Produce NA Inc., Coral Gables, Fla., is supplying the fruit that’s delivered to stores in packs of 12 refrigerated cups.

“Children like fruits and vegetables,” said John Loughridge, Del Monte’s vice president of marketing. “But they have to be where children are eating. If more foodservice establishments, like quick-serve chains and schools, make fresh fruits and vegetables available, they will help children establish healthier eating habits.”

Tom Mueller, Wendy’s president and chief operating officer, said Wendy’s has been known as a place for families.

“We’re actively working to further enhance our menu with quality options that kids want and parents appreciate,” he said in a news release.

The fruit cup is priced at $1.39. The Kids’ Meals sell for $1.99-2.69.

A spokeswoman said Wendy’s hasn’t determined whether the fruit cups will be sold in its other 5,830 U.S. and international locations.