Wendy's Expands Availability of Dr Pepper and Diet Dr Pepper in U.S. Restaurants
DUBLIN, Ohio & PLANO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Wendy's (NASDAQ: WEN) and Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS) today
announced a seven-year agreement that will expand the availability of Dr
Pepper® and Diet Dr Pepper in Wendy's® U.S. restaurants.
Dr Pepper, which was poured at the original Wendy's when it opened in
1969, is served today at 4,600 Wendy's restaurants while Diet Dr Pepper
is offered at several hundred locations. Through the agreement, all of
Wendy's more than 5,800 U.S. restaurants will have the opportunity to
add Dr Pepper and Diet Dr Pepper beginning this year.
"Dr Pepper is a valued partner that not only brings a great-tasting
choice our guests crave, but they've also supported a cause we hold near
and dear -- the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption®," said Craig
Bahner, Wendy's chief marketing officer. "As we continue to innovate our
menu with an emphasis on higher quality and great tasting choices, it
makes sense that Dr Pepper and Diet Dr Pepper — two of the 10
best-selling soft drinks in the U.S. — can be available to our guests
Scott Johnson, senior vice president of fountain foodservice sales for
DPS, said the agreement provides a great opportunity to put the
company's biggest brand in front of more consumers.
"Wendy's is already one of our biggest foodservice customers, and this
agreement brings our relationship with them to a new level," said
Johnson. "They have an unmistakable legacy of innovation, quality and
flavor. We are thrilled that both Dr Pepper and Diet Dr Pepper can be a
part of their menu across the U.S., and we look forward to working with
them on new ways to deliver fun and value to their guests."
About The Wendy's Company
The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is the world's third largest
quick-service hamburger company. The Wendy's system includes more than
6,500 franchise and Company restaurants in the United States and 26
countries and U.S. territories worldwide. For more information, visit aboutwendys.com
About Dr Pepper Snapple Group
Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS) is a leading producer of flavored
beverages in North America and the Caribbean. Our success is fueled by
more than 50 brands that are synonymous with refreshment, fun and
flavor. We have 6 of the top 10 non-cola soft drinks, and 13 of our 14
leading brands are No. 1 or No. 2 in their flavor categories. In
addition to our flagship Dr Pepper and Snapple brands, our portfolio
includes 7UP, A&W, Canada Dry, Clamato, Crush, Hawaiian Punch, Mott's,
Mr & Mrs T mixers, Peñafiel, Rose's, Schweppes, Squirt and Sunkist soda.
To learn more about our iconic brands and Plano, Texas-based company,
please visit www.DrPepperSnapple.com.
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Dr Pepper Snapple Group
Chris Barnes, 972-673-5539
Source: Dr Pepper Snapple Group
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