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The Taste Of Success At Century-Strong Double Cola

A can of Double Cola.
The Double Cola Company
A can of Double Cola.

A century ago, as the 1920’s began to roar here in Chattanooga, Charles D. Little and Joe S. Foster founded Good Grape Company to sell their brand-new grape soda.

Eleven years later, in 1933 during the Great Depression, what had become the Seminole Flavor Company perfected its cola recipe, selling the drink in 12 ounce bottles - double the size of its competitors - and labeled as Double Cola.

In the 1950’s, the company adopted the Double Cola name.

Today, Katrina Farmer with Double Cola talks about how the company is showcasing its century in business - in part by giving back.

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