Somebody at Duke’s Mayo dropped the ball after 105 years. They deemed that they needed a mascot. You know, there are some companies that don’t need mascots.
A pharmacist named Charles Alderton created Dr. Pepper in 1885. Alderton worked at a drugstore in Waco, Texas, owned by Wade Morrison. Legend has it that Morrison named it “Dr. Pepper” after the father of a young girl he was once in love with.