Monday, July 23, 2007

The Dr. Pepper Slurpee

Diana of Princess D'Tiara wants to petition for Dr. Pepper-flavored Slurpee™s. This is a plausible position, as 7-Eleven already carries Coca-Cola® and Mountain Dew® flavored Slurpees.

However, Dr. Pepper is, domestically, the Dr. Pepper/Seven Up Corporation, a subsidiary of London-based drink maker and clucking bunny purveyor Cadbury/Schweppes (how do I know this? It's at Dr., folks!). Sadly, this may mean that they are locked into a franchise deal with one of the two Atlanta-based vaguely sinister megacorporations (Ted Turner founded the other before he started trying to rip people off with not enough buffalo at Ted's Montana Grill - I won't go back to your Atlanta restaurant again, Mr. Jane Fonda!).

Still, for those of you willing to hope against hope, the 7-Eleven webpage offers the following succor:

Sell to Us: If you have a unique product or service that would appeal to 7-Eleven customers, we want to know about it.

7-Eleven, Inc.
Corporate Headquarters
P.O. Box 711
Dallas, TX 75221-0711
Phone: 972-828-7011

I could not find an equivalent address for Dr. Pepper; their site is limited to a feedback form. You could try that form, or you could write Cadbury-Schweppes:

Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages
5301 Legacy Drive
3rd Floor
Plano, TX 75024

So, folks, that's where your heartfelt letters go. Let me know if you send one.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Dr Pepper slurpee has now existed for years (as of 2013). In fact, I just had one (Ithaca NY). I wish you well in your quest!