In 1924, Frank Stewart set out to develop the world's best-tasting root beer, which he intended to sell in order to supplement his income as a schoolteacher. With secret recipes in hand, he soon opened his first Stewart's Drive-In, and an empire was born.
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Stewart's was produced in bottles for the first time in 1990, previously Stewart's Root Beer was only available at Stewart's Root Beer Stands and Stewart's Drive-Ins.
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For the first 66 years, Stewart's Root Beer was only available at Stewart's root beer stands and later, at Stewart's Drive-Ins. In 1990, Cable Car Beverage Corporation acquired the bottling rights for Stewart's and began selling Stewart's Root Beer in 12-oz. amber glass bottles.
Since then, Stewart's has continued to grow. Throughout the 1990s with the introduction of flavors like the Country Orange n' Cream, Stewart's emerged as the leader in flavor innovation for the super-premium, gourmet soda category.
In November of 2000, Stewart's was sold along with Royal Crown and Snapple Brands to Cadbury Schweppes. Today, Stewart's is part of Plano, Texas-based Dr Pepper Snapple Group, an integrated refreshment beverage business marketing more than 50 beverage brands throughout North America.