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Saturday, October 10, 2009

10-2-4 Ranch

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A syndicated radio show during World War II called “The 10-2-4 Ranch” (later, “10-2-4 Time”), aired in the South and other areas to which Dr. Pepper’s distribution had extended. The show featured the Sons of the Pioneers.

Dr Pepper was identified with the slogan, "King of Beverages." "Old Doc," a typical country doctor character with monocle and top hat, became the Dr Pepper trademark character in the 1920s and 1930s. During that era, research was discovered proving that sugar provided energy and that the average person experiences a letdown during the normal day at 10:30a.m., 2:30p.m. and 4:30p.m. A contest was held for the creation of an ad using this new information. The winner of the ad campaign came up with the famous advertising slogan, "Drink a bite to eat at 10, 2, and 4."  Dr Pepper Museum


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