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1893

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

1898

It was renamed Pepsi-Cola after "dyspepsia" and the kola nuts used in the recipe.

1904

Pepsi's yearly sales increased to about 20K gallons in six-ounce bottles.

1922 & 1933

Coca-Cola was offered the purchase of Pepsi-Cola, and it declined on each occasion.

1931

During the Depression, the Pepsi-Cola Company entered bankruptcy.

1936

Pepsi-Cola regained popularity following the introduction of a 5¢ 12-ounce bottle.

1997

Pepsi spun-off its Pizza Hut, KFC and Taco Bell restaurants into the company that became YumBrands. 

2018

PepsiCo entered into agreement to acquire SodaStream.

 Is PepsiCo (PEP) 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) --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) .

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