Dublin Dr Pepper Launches Legal Defense Fund in Legal Spat With Plano-Based Parent

check.jpg
Photo by Brantley Hargrove
Brantley espied that giant check you see at right during his tour of the Dublin Dr Pepper bottling plant a few weeks ago; turns out, it was just seed money. We just received word that in order to keep pace with Plano-based Dr Pepper Snapple Group, which is suing the Dublin bottler in federal court to keep it from selling The Made With Real Sugar Good Stuff outside of a six-county area, the world's oldest existing Dr Pepper bottler is establishing a legal defense fund. That check, the bottler hopes, is just the first of many.

In a statement released this morning, Bill Kloster, president and CEO of Dublin Dr Pepper, notes the 12,394-strong I Support Dublin Dr Pepper Facebook page and an in-support-of video, which was uploaded to YouTube last month. Says Kloster, "We've been extremely proud and overwhelmed by the number of people wanting to support us. Our customers treasure our product and recognize that we're a small business that's been drawn into an expensive fight against a corporate giant. We dearly appreciate everyone's support."

The release also notes this special keepsake for those who go to the website and make a small donation to the cause:
While contributions of any level are accepted, supporters contributing $50 or more can receive Dublin Dr Pepper memorabilia, including a new "Save Dublin" Lawsuit Edition t-shirt with a quote from Dr Pepper Snapple CEO Larry Young, who said: "... nothing tastes better than a Dublin Dr Pepper ..."
He sure did. The video follows.


Sponsor Content

My Voice Nation Help
10 comments
Jay_marcom
Jay_marcom

This story about Dr Pepper Snapple Group of Plano, Texas, the parent company, suing a small Dr. Pepper bottling company in Dublin, Texas makes me sick!!!Dublin Dr Pepper has long been the benchmark of the Dr Pepper line of products. The CEO of DPS Group was quoted as saying there is nothing better than a "Dublin Dr Pepper".As a result of the lawsuit, Dublin Dr Pepper has stopped shipping product outside the 44 mile radius of the plant in Dublin, Texas. "Peppers" across the country had become accustomed to ordering Dublin Dr Pepper and having it shipped to them. Now a website has been setup to do just this... ship Dublin Dr Pepper to "Peppers" across the United States.ONE FLAT FEE. JUST ORDER AND IT SHIPS!www.dublinbeverage.comAnything you can do to get the word out to the media sure would make a lot of "Peppers" happy!!!Thanks,Jay

ASDF
ASDF

They should just trust god to sort this out.

David Whitten
David Whitten

Piss on the parent company of Dr. Pepper.  If I am not mistaken, they have UK ties. 

Chris Danger
Chris Danger

i'll be tossing in a few bucks for the legal fund, Im a fan of independent business having the ability to run their affairs as they see fit. I prefer when my pop uses pure cane sugar, as it has a more subtle taste than the HFCS or Beet Sugar swill they've tried pushing on us recently..

Hfcs_kills
Hfcs_kills

This is too easy.  Boycott any and all Dr. Pepper products that contain artificial sweeteners or HFCS.  You should do that with any "soft drinks" anyway, for your own health.

Jeffrey Nagy
Jeffrey Nagy

God only donated enouhg to get the free T-shirt, so I think he's counting on the rest of us.

Reneetherealtor
Reneetherealtor

ASDF:The parent company based in Plano, Texas Dr Pepper/Snapple deliberately left off their new Dr Pepper can....."Under GOD".do you really think they care about GOD?????  or AMERICA.....(that would be a NO!)

Ed D.
Ed D.

Did you know that a recording of Ronald Reagan himself reading the Pledge of Allegiance during World War II doesn't include the words "under God"? Or that the pledge itself didn't include the words "under God" until 1954?

Alan Moore
Alan Moore

Yeah except it wasn't on the can to begin with so stop stirring.

Now Trending

Dallas Concert Tickets

From the Vault

 

General

Loading...