Bob's-Cola

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Bob's-Cola was a beverage company and bottler located in the Midwest and Southeastern United States. It was founded in 1940 by Benjamin J. Frink.[1]

Name and flavors[edit]

Some favorite flavors of the Bob's-Cola lineup

There was no 'Bob' at Bob's-Cola. The founder chose the name because "it was a good name, an easy name to remember."

The company bottled a variety of flavors include Bob's-Cola, Swanee, Bubble-Up, and Jo-Jo chocolate drink.

Growth and decline[edit]

A tin Bob's-Cola advertisement from the 1940s

Throughout the 1940s, Bob's-Cola evolved from a storefront soda shop to a major regional bottler. On May 17, 1947 Bob's-Cola opened a "state-of-the-art" $250,000 bottling plant at 865 Lee Street in Atlanta, Georgia - not far from the original soda shop. The bottling plant included both production and distribution and such amenities as a kitchen and rooftop garden.

In 1951, founder B.J. Frink died, and the cola company did not survive long after his death. By 1955 the company was sold;[1] the Atlanta bottling plant was later razed to make way for a mass transit station.

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