The old signage is everywhere in town, not just in the two massive museum collections. That's why people buy it. In 2011, Dr Pepper Snapple Group filed suit against Dr Pepper Bottling Co. of Dublin. The Dublin plant formula's use of sugar made it popular among soda fans. But there's one — they called it Black Cherry at first but recently renamed it Dublin Original — that has a reputation for tasting awfully ... familiar. 99 ($0.14/Fl Oz) Get it as soon as Sat, Dec 5. Finally, he shows tourists the massive, antique bottling equipment that produced Dr Pepper in Dublin for decades. Soda jerk Kate McCrory walked Tracy Everist through each of the sodas, from Retro Grape to TeXas root beer. After years of giving Dublin their tacit and, in some cases, explicit, blessing, the Plano-based Dr Pepper Snapple Group filed a trademark lawsuit on June 30, 2011, demanding that the smaller company cease using the term “Dublin Dr Pepper” and stop selling soda. It's a great dark soda," he said with a smirk. The Plano-based corporation argued that the bottler was diluting the brand by adding the word "Dublin" to their bottles. SHERMAN, Texas – Dr Pepper Bottling Company of Dublin, Texas, the world’s oldest Dr Pepper bottler, has issued a response to a federal lawsuit filed against the family-owned company by the corporate entity controlled by Plano, Texas-based Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (NYSE: DPS). (Dublin Bottling Works), 2/3The original bottling works in Dublin is now Old Doc's Soda Shop. Karen Wright, director of the Economic Development Council in Dublin, said the clamor was "disturbing. But also really fucking sucks because Dublin Dr Pepper is delicious. Families would drive down Highway 377 and return with those old faded wood pallets full of bottles. Dr Pepper is not currently seeking financial damages with the lawsuit, but is asking the court to require Dr Pepper Bottling Co. of Dublin to honor the terms of its license agreement or forfeit its license. Five years after Dr Pepper left Dublin, Texas town bubbles with new sodas, Retail hasn’t canceled Santa. HFCS is cheaper and has a higher profit margin—so you litigate to protect your profits when what your consumers really want is the sugar cane formula? Sweeter, sure. Never happen. Throughout the 20th century, the plant became popular for using Imperial Pure Cane Sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup. "We don't have a knock-off Dr Pepper," Horton said. You're sitting on a blanket, watching July Fourth fireworks high above with an ice-cold bottle in your hand. Dublin Dr Pepper Is Being Sued by Dr Pepper and Snapple Group The whole town had relied so heavily on the bottling works for so long, the sudden divorce gave Dublin an opportunity redefine itself. All that ended five years ago, when Plano's Dr Pepper Snapple Group sued the Dublin bottling company, claiming a violation of their licensing agreement. They get this question all the time in Dublin. It became known as “Dublin Dr Pepper”– and it was that branding, in part, that eventually prompted Plano-based Dr Pepper-Snapple to file a lawsuit in 2011. (Guy Reynolds/The Dallas Morning News), 5/7Kathy Wells of Miles loads up a case of various flavors of sodas for her grandson's birthday at Doc's Soda Shop in Dublin. The historic Dublin Bottling Works has been producing a variety of craft sodas ever since a headline-grabbing lawsuit halted production of Texas' beloved Dublin Dr Pepper in January 2012. Anyone else who wanted to buy it had to drive to Dublin and load up the car. The parent company has filed a lawsuit against Dublin Dr Pepper—the tiny plant in Texas that uses cane sugar in their recipe. Tourists stopped coming down Highway 377. Maybe you're detouring from Waco, maybe you're making a day-trip out of it. They stopped visiting Old Doc's Soda Shop and the bottling plant museums. The Dublin Dr Pepper plant is actually a franchise and their franchise agreement only allows their distribution range to be 22-mile radius of Dublin, Texas. Six months later, the two sides settled, putting Dublin out of the Dr Pepper business. July. You'll have to try it.". Curious soda drinkers are starting to come back to Dublin, stopping into Old Doc's Soda Shop at the bottling plant on Elm Street and asking for their old favorite. The tourists are just now starting to come back, too. How familiar? This historic photos from 1912 shows some of the first bottles of Dr Pepper in original Hutchison bottles. This whole thing boils down to one question on every soda-swilling Texan's mind. "But you ought to try our Dublin Original, it's really good, and I know you'll love it. You pull up to Old Doc's Soda Shop. They're Texans like Tracy and Jeff Everist from Houston. You look for a wink but it never comes. Let's say you head down Highway 377 through Erath County. You're in the backseat of a station wagon halfway to Fort Worth, stacked cases of glass bottles clinking in the trunk. Worth the drive down to Dublin for a case of the original-formula soda instead of the mass-produced recipe with high fructose corn syrup. Eventually the cost proved too much and Dublin Dr Pepper was no more. Up at Granny Clark's chicken fried steak buffet, folks can still order Dr Pepper, but they'll get Dublin Original. A gas station not three blocks from the bottling works features a big ice chest full of Dr Pepper bottled with Imperial Pure Cane Sugar — a variety the corporation rolled out nationally in special packaging made to look like the retro Dublin-style bottles. Lifted straight from those Coke Zero commercials, Dr Pepper has filed a lawsuit against...Dr Pepper. But it did force businesses to rethink how they do business.". There's no part of me that thinks that was a good thing. "So you went to the Dr Pe ... the Dublin Bottling Works?" In January of this year, he was able to say the doors would be open in 2018. (Guy Reynolds/The Dallas Morning News), 6/7A statue of W. P. "Bill" Kloster handing a Dr Pepper to a girl, titled The Inspiration, stands in front of the old bottling business he owned in Dublin, Texas Friday Feb. 24, 2017. On 12 January 2012, i… Just a friendly smile, and an extended hand, and a Dixie cup full of dark brown, perfectly bubbling, ice-cold soda. So you take a sip, and there it is. The next morning, groups of folks all around town got together to start plotting a path forward. "That night we felt sadness, a little anger and a whole lot of apprehension. The couple was visiting Abilene last week and decided to swing by on their way home. [Houston Press, Image Credit: Amit Gupta]. Bottled Up: The Battle Over Dublin Dr. Pepper works to illustrate Dr. Pepper Snapple Group's lawsuit, which was over a trademark dispute of the name "Dr. Pepper," despite Dublin Bottling Works making and bottling the soda for one-hundred and twenty years prior. (Guy Reynolds/The Dallas Morning News). The last heart, "DDP," is sometimes substituted with "Matthew 5:44." They're already available in most Texas grocery chains — H-E-B, Central Market, Tom Thumb, Kroger and more — and they're still expanding to new out-of-state markets. See more ideas about dublin, dr pepper, stuffed peppers. I mean, if you go beyond what the company requires and everyone loves you, you'd probably have some confidence too. There are the basics like ginger ale, cola, root beer and cream soda, but there's also new mixes like Dublin Fru Fru Berry, Dublin Cherry Limeade and TeXas Sweet Peach. $27.99 $ 27. Your responses, Police looking for man who rammed SUV into 2 people at northwest Dallas gas station, Scott O’Grady, Texas war hero and Trump defense nominee, spreads conspiracy theory alleging Biden ‘coup’ on Twitter, Five years after Dr Pepper rolled out of town, Why build a $10M fountain during a pandemic? A scoop of ice cream floated on a mug full of Dublin Dr Pepper was a treat no young Texan would miss. Later, Crouch told Horton they'd be good through the summer. The year after the lawsuit, it dropped to 10,000. The company also claimed that by selling online, the Dublin company violated a contract to only distribute within a 44-mile radius. Dublin Dr Pepper was the popular name for a style of Dr Pepper soft drink made by the Dublin Dr Pepper Bottling Company in Dublin, Texas. Raised in Colleyville, he is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and Indiana University. In Dublin, especially around the bottling plant, you just have to say "the lawsuit" and they'll know what you're talking about. The soda jerk is smiling. Dublin Dr Pepper, being so popular, has been bootlegged outside that range and popped up in cities like LA and San Francisco. 1/7A limited stock of collectible Dublin Dr Pepper from one of the last runs before the bottling contract ended is available for $4.99 per bottle (not meant for consumption) in Old Doc's Soda Shop at the Dublin Bottling Works in Dublin. I stumbled cross some original recipe Dr. Pepper and found out the original bottler company was nearby in Dublin Texas. With a pad of paper and pen, Wright and others began writing down every asset Dublin had to offer — besides Dr Pepper. This historic photo shows Sam Houston Primm's bottling plant in the early 1900s. We're tasting Dr Pepper and Dublin Bottling Works' Dublin Original, which has a reputation for tasting awfully familiar. ", 1/4Jeff Kloster, owner of Dublin Bottling Works, looks over one of the last bottles Dr Pepper produced in Dublin during an interview in 2012. March 2012, he knew he'd have a job. Others may have sold more fountain beverages in the XXL Big Tex cups, but no one — not Coca-Cola Co., not PepsiCo and not Dr Pepper Snapple Group — sold more bottled soda than Dublin Bottling Works, according to fair organizers. Which makes you wonder: Really, are they still making Dublin Dr Pepper? The first two are for longtime owner W.P. Fifteen Dubliners lost their jobs immediately after the settlement. Dublin Dr Pepper has about a 1% share of Snapple Dr Pepper sales, but other distributors see Willie's original formula as a threat and are suing to restrict sales of Dublin Dr Pepper to the original 6 counties and to take Dublin out of the name. April. The answer is always the same, delivered with the same big smile. "I know you'll love it.". "Dublin Bottling Works and the community of Dublin have a special place in the history of the Dr Pepper brand in Texas,"  said Dr Pepper Snapple spokesman Chris Barnes. You oughta try it. He shows off the Peggy Pepper cut-outs from the 1940s, so scantily dressed that they were quickly pulled off shelves. A sign out front advertises Dublin Bottling Works "sold here," but go to the refrigerators and it's all Dr Pepper, Diet Dr Pepper, Dr Pepper TEN and all the rest. Dublin Dr Pepper followed the original recipe, using cane sugar as the sweetener as opposed to newer high-fructose corn syrup(HFCS). The beverage maker said Dr Pepper Bottling Co. of Dublin, Texas, is selling Dr Pepper beyond a six-county territory allowed under its license agreement and is selling soda with a “Dublin Dr Pepper” labeling on packaging and other merchandise that violates its agreement. Yup. "We know it's hard work to build and sustain a brand in this competitive and fast-changing industry, and we wish them well. Then things started to stabilize. (Guy Reynolds/The Dallas Morning News), 4/4A Welcome To Dublin sign is seen not far from the Dublin Bottling Works in Dublin, Texas Friday Feb. 24, 2017. Cases disappeared from shelves, and bottles sold on eBay for extravagant price tags. They're about halfway to where things were before the lawsuit. He doesn't wink. Of course, there's also the Dublin Original, a proprietary blend of 24 flavors — one up on Dr Pepper's 23. They've also had to go grassroots. (Guy Reynolds/The Dallas Morning News), 7/7Bottles of soda line a vintage delivery truck used as a display outside the Dublin Bottling Works in Dublin, Texas Friday Feb. 24, 2017. These Are the Ages When Alcohol Is Most Dangerous to the Brain, Researchers Say, The Best Sci-Fi, Fantasy, or Horror Movies io9 Rewatched in 2020, Why I'm Finally Getting Rid of All My HDDs Forever. Jan 30, 2020 - Explore Store of Texas's board "Dublin Dr. Pepper Soda" on Pinterest. Unfortunately, tourists didn't get the memo. Let's get down to brass tacks here. Even third-generation Mayor David Leatherwood has to correct himself when talking about the plant. At the State Fair of Texas, for example, they set up a booth to give customers a new taste, one Dixie cup at a time. Dublin Bottling Works, once the Dublin Dr Pepper Bottling Company, was known for decades as the only Dr Pepper Bottling Company to still use pure cane sugar instead of cane syrup. February 2012, he knew he'd have a job. 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(Guy Reynolds/The Dallas Morning News), 4/7Dublin Bottling Works employee Charles Ditmore puts up one of the American flags on the old display truck outside the facility in Dublin. (Guy Reynolds/The Dallas Morning News), 2/5Dr Pepper memorabilia lines the wall and shelves in the W. P. Kloster Museum at the Dublin Bottling Works in Dublin, Texas Friday Feb. 24, 2017. The Dublin company said $15 million was spent fighting the suit for six months. SHERMAN, Texas, Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr Pepper Bottling Company of Dublin, Texas, the world's oldest Dr Pepper bottler, has issued a response to a federal lawsuit filed against the... | … Dr Pepper is no longer bottled by the company, but a variety of new flavors have been introduced. DUBLIN — Five years after Dr Pepper rolled out of town, everyone wants to know: Is this new stuff the real deal? On Jan. 11, 2012, Dr Pepper Snapple announced it had bought the franchisee's sales and distribution assets for an undisclosed sum. Eventually, Dr Pepper-Snaple, the owners who are located in Plano, Texas filed a lawsuit against them. Copyright © 2020 The Dallas Morning News. (Guy Reynolds/The Dallas Morning News), 3/7An old Dr Pepper neon sign shines as Cory Barbee moves cases of Dublin Bottling Works sodas to the soda shop next door. ", "It was almost like a crime scene," Wright said. So, what you're saying is, if you miss the old Dublin Dr Pepper ... "You'll have to try it. According to the corporate headquarters at Dr Pepper Snapple Group, this resulted in clashes with other bottlers and the parent company of Dr Pepper. They began having monthly meetings to check in. The 1936 machinery is too slow to keep up with growing demand, but the company hopes to invest in a new line to bottle in-house this year. The soda jerks in Dublin never stopped pouring sodas, however. It gave the impression that Dublin was closed for good. You're sitting on a sidewalk in Dublin, sipping ever so slowly so it won't disappear too fast. They stopped getting lunch in town and spending money at the few shops still open. Dublin fought the good fight for 6 months, but the Dr Pepper-Snaple company is huge and they brought many high-powered and expensive lawyers to court. Back in June, the giant Dr Pepper Snapple company sued the small bottling plant because the plant was selling bottles labeled "Dublin Dr Pepper" (made with cane sugar) instead of plain old "Dr Pepper." It was David and Goliath. (Guy Reynolds/The Dallas Morning News), 3/5A cyclist passes in front of the Dublin Bottling Works, museum and soda shop in Dublin, Texas Friday Feb. 24, 2017. (Dublin Bottling Works), 3/3The Dublin Dr Pepper bottling plant in the 1930s. ", 1/4Cashier Jessica Mudd takes care of a customer's bill at Granny Clark's in Dublin. Think Mexican coke but even rarer outside of Texas. Many faded murals around town advertise what used to be "Dr Pepper, Texas." When she was done, she made sure to point out the one in the bottle with the red, black and yellow stripes. Read more. Under an agreement with Dr Pepper, the Dublin Dr Pepper bottler will end production of the drink that Kloster's family has been bottling for more than a century. But the bottling works never closed. "We're pleased to reach an agreement that accomplishes that while also preserving the history and the special relationship Dr Pepper has with the Dublin community. He's also an adjunct professor at UNT's Mayborn School of Journalism. Dr Pepper, the parent company, reasons that they need to protect the other Dr Pepper franchise plants and bottlers who play by the rules. Dublin Dr. Pepper is unique by maintaining the cola's original pure cane sugar formula..., and should be able to market that distinction through the use of "Dublin Dr. Pepper". McCrory smiled. Dublin Dr Pepper used to market itself. Crouch said he'd have a job for now, but he couldn't guarantee anything long term. There were layoffs too. (File Photo/Nathan Hunsinger/The Dallas Morning News). "The legal battle wasn't good. "We owe it to our other bottlers to stop these unauthorized practices." 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(NYSE: DPS), started a legal defense fund to fight the lawsuit. ", 1/3The name "Dublin Bottling Works" dates back to the earliest days of Dr Pepper in Dublin. The Dublin Bottling Works now produces a variety of flavored soft drinks even though they no longer make Dr Pepper. Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE: DPS) today announced a lawsuit against Dr Pepper Bottling Co. of Dublin, Texas, in an effort to end numerous practices by the bottler that violate its license agreement. "Our main focus has always been on protecting the strength and integrity of the Dr Pepper trademark," said Rodger L. Collins, Dr Pepper Snapple's president of packaged beverages in a release the day the settlement was announced. In a lawsuit filed in a federal court in Sherman, Texas, Dr Pepper Snapple Group is demanding the bottler remove "Dublin'' from its "Dr Pepper'' labels and stop selling the soda beyond a … (Dublin Bottling Works). June. The historic Dublin Bottling Works has been producing a variety of craft sodas ever since a headline-grabbing lawsuit halted production of Texas' beloved Dublin Dr Pepper in January 2012. 99. he asks. FREE Shipping. Turns out, people still drive through and buy Dr Pepper, even though it's not of the Dublin variety. (Guy Reynolds/The Dallas Morning News), 2/7Head soda jerk Kenny Horton (left) and general manager Kent Crouch sit for a portrait in Old Doc's Soda Shop, part of Dublin Bottling Works. WTF Pepsico? A $7 million bottling plant and a $7 billion corporation. Horton remembers Crouch calling him into his office a few days after the news broke. Dr. Pepper 18 pack (12 Oz Cans) 4.2 out of 5 stars 43. It's going to be that way forever.". Better. Only 4 left in stock - order soon. Get email alerts on breaking news stories as soon as they happen. That long drive to Dublin to fill up the car with rattling glass bottles on a summer Saturday. Dublin Dr Pepper was distributed only in a 44-mile radius of the plant. But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you. It is the greatest stuff ever, and will persist in the environment as long as DDT, but it is better for you. Dublin Dr Pepper has grown to mythical status over the years, it's the oldest Dr Pepper plant, having started in 1891 and is the only plant that uses Imperial cane sugar in their recipe in America. Within a few months, it was making its own line of craft sodas. DPS owns the Dr Pepper brand and through its subsidiaries licenses it to more than 170 bottlers across the U.S. and Canada. You go to the bar, ask if they've got the one that tastes like Dublin Dr Pepper. You're in the T-ball dugout after the game, with a spoonful of Blue Bell floating on top of the sweet, carbonated mixture. Seriously. The parent company has filed a lawsuit against Dublin Dr Pepper—the tiny plant in Texas that uses cane sugar in their recipe. ", That afternoon, crowds started showing up at the bottling plant. OK though, really. He said he's had to stop people at the grocery store from buying Dr Pepper instead of the local fare. Dr Pepper Snapple vs. Dublin Dr Pepper: a legal feud has erupted into a Facebook and YouTube video publicity war over a small Dr Pepper Texas bottler's 120-year old practices. The machines run only when tour groups come through. "You know, everybody still says Dr Pepper plant. For Dublin, things are finally looking up. A sign over the business office of the bottling works reads: Dr Pepper Bottling Company. The lawsuit brought against the Dublin Bottling Co. is absolutely absurd. "All I can say is it's really, really good. (Guy Reynolds/The Dallas Morning News), 4/5Students bussed over from De Leon Elementary form a line inside and out to get floats at Old Doc's Soda Shop at the Dublin Bottling Works in Dublin, Texas Friday Feb. 24, 2017. I'm going to find some Dublins today and kick back a few, who's with me? He shows off the original Hutchinson glass bottles with a metal stopper, used long before the crown caps became popular. It's still an awkward relationship between Dublin and Dr Pepper. Nine times a day, head soda jerk Kenny Horton offers tours through the two museums that Dublin Bottling Works has to offer. Collectable Dublin Dr Pepper Original Formula Made With Real Cane Sugar 8 Oz Bottle Dublin Dr Pepper Ceased Production in 2012 Not For Consumption. Now they're trying to spread the word: Dublin is — as it always was — open for business. (File Photo/Nathan Hunsinger/The Dallas Morning News), 3/4About noon on Jan. 12, 2012, Dublin Dr Pepper put a sign on the door announcing it was out of stock. News cameras tried to interview Dr Pepper fans who were snatching up the last few bottles. I had to know more! He tries to persuade them to try the new Dublin Original. He points out the original cash register and historic photographs with the name "Dublin Bottling Works. That was part of the allure. "This company was the bread and butter for Dublin for years," Horton said. Dublin Original is a very good soda with 20-plus flavors. The faded Dr Pepper sign says they're open, so you try the knob and sure enough, the fountain is running and ready for you. Here's an idea—since there's a demand for Dr. Pepper made with sugar cane instead of the HFCS crap that you let most of your licensed bottlers use, modify your agreements so that your local bottlers only have exclusivity if they ALSO can supply the ones using sugar cane. Only six counties had the privilege of selling Dublin Dr Pepper firsthand. Dr. Pepper Snapple filed a lawsuit in a U.S. District Court on Tuesday, asking a court to order the bottler to stop using the Dublin Dr. Pepper name and logo. In 2011, Dr Pepper Snapple Group filed suit against Dr Pepper Bottling Co. of Dublin. The Plano-based corporation argued that the bottler was diluting the brand by adding the word "Dublin… The plant was surprised by the lawsuit (dude, it's like if your dad sued you) but believes the lawsuit won't succeed. The Dublin Bottling Works craft sodas are all bottled out-of-state these days. The historic shadow of the old brand looms over the whole town. Kloster and his wife, Iona Mae. It was a Texas tradition. Its logo features three little hearts with initials IMK, WPK and DDP. By signing up you agree to our privacy policy, Stand with us in our mission to discover and uncover the story of North Texas. For over 120 years, Dublin was synonymous with Dr Pepper. Used to, Dublin would get as many as 100,000 visitors a year stopping in for Dr Pepper. An old Dr Pepper sign is still on the roof even though it's no longer bottled there. For many Texans, the message was that Dublin, not just the Dr Pepper plant, was closed for good. The bitter, extended legal battle between the 120-year-old Dr Pepper plant in Dublin, Texas and its parent company, Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS), has finally been resolved. ((File Photo / The Associated Press)), 2/4Crowds gather on the last day to get Dublin Dr Pepper after the Dr Pepper Bottling Co. of Dublin agreed to a settlement in a trademark infringement case on Jan. 12, 2012. Charlie Scudder is a general assignment reporter and has worked on the features and news desks for six years. UPDATED 10:12 a.m. March 13, 2018: After this story ran in The Dallas Morning News in 2017, Dublin Bottling Works chose to stop producing their Dublin Original brand. They dropped Dr Pepper in 2012, after a lawsuit stating that Dublin was selling their much sought after soda outside of their territory. You oughta try Dublin Original, it's very good. 1/5Kate McCrory and Head Soda Jerk Kenny Horton work behind the counter at Old Doc's Soda Shop at the Dublin Bottling Works in Dublin. The lawsuit, which Dr Pepper filed last June, generated tons of publicity for the tiny bottler, which set up a legal defense fund to help defray costs. Charles Scudder, Staff writer. (Guy Reynolds/The Dallas Morning News), 5/5Students from De Leon Elementary enjoy floats at Old Doc's Soda Shop at the Dublin Bottling Works in Dublin, Texas Friday Feb. 24, 2017. Townspeople meandered in, shell-shocked, trying to find out what they could. Our staffers are about to find out. Not even for one day. Dublin Bottle Works has about a dozen flavors of soft drinks and carries a few other brands from out-of-state bottlers. $30.99 $ 30. 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