The Great Dr Pepper Standoff at Dublin, Texas

wideopencountry.com - 02-21

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Like the Alamo and Willie Nelson, Dublin Dr Pepper is revered among Texans. For over a century, a tiny bottling plant in Dublin, Texas, known as Dublin Bottling Works, pumped out the beloved and addictive soft drink. But after a dispute with the Dr Pepper Snapple Company, Dublin Bottling Works was forced to halt production on the beverage. What followed was a million hearts breaking across the Lone Star State (and an onslaught of angry Facebook comments directed at the Dr Pepper corporation). A plate of Texas barbecue or a Whataburger burger just wouldn't be the same without a Dublin Dr Pepper to wash it all down.