Dr. Wells

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Dr. Wells
Type Soft drink
Manufacturer The Dad's Root Beer Company, LLC.
Country of origin Los Angeles by Ludford Fruit Products
Introduced 1935
Color Caramel
Flavor Pepper-style carbonated soft drink
Related products Dr Pepper
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Dr. Wells is a "pepper-style" carbonated soft drink manufactured by The Dad's Root Beer Company, LLC. of Jasper, Indiana, and owned by Hedinger Brands, LLC. The brand is currently available in 12 ounce cans, 20 ounce plastic bottles and on fountain service in select markets in the United States. The "pepper" segment is the fourth largest flavor segment in the United States.


Dr. Wells was developed and introduced in 1935 as a "pepper-style" carbonated soft drink by Ludford Fruit Products of Los Angeles, California. Ludford Fruit Products was located on S. Western Avenue in L.A., and was also the National Headquarters for Alka-Time and Hollywood Beverages. The Monarch Beverage Company of Atlanta purchased the brand in 1987. In 2007, Dr. Wells was purchased from Monarch, along with Dad's Root Beer, Bubble Up and Sun Crest, by Hedinger Brands, LLC and licensed to The Dad's Root Beer Company, LLC. The company headquarters is now located in Jasper, Indiana.


Prior advertising slogans included: "Makes a Nickel Thirsty" and "The Cooler Doctor"

External links[edit]


  1. "The Dad's Root Beer Co., LLC (www.beverageworld.com/content/view/34000/)", Beverage World, Ideal Media (2007-11-15). Retrieved on 20 June 2008.
  2. http://www.dadsrootbeer.com/drwells.php