Is Pepsi Okay? The History Behind PepsiCo

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 Is PepsiCo (PEP) - Get Report Okay?

In 1893, Caleb Bradham first introduced Pepsi as "Brad's Drink" in North Carolina.

The soda was renamed in 1898 and--similarly to its rival, Coca-Cola (KO) - Get Report --earned part of its name from the coca leaf, which was a main ingredient in Pepsi. (Watch Share a Coke: A History of Coca-Cola)

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In 1922 and 1933, Coca-Cola was offered the chance to buy Pepsi and it turned down the opportunity both times. 

In 1997, Pepsi spun-off its Pizza Hut, KFC and Taco Bell restaurants into the company that became YumBrands (YUM) - Get Report .

To learn more about the company's history, watch the video above.

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