7-eleven Puts the Double Gulp on a Diet
Like your soda as big as you can get it? Think a swimming pool full of Pepsi sounds about right for quenching your thirst? Sorry. Well, you may need to settle for a smaller sip: The 7-Eleven Double Gulp is—gulp—downsizing.
What was once a 64-ounce fountain drink behemoth has morphed into a mere 50-ounces, the website The Daily reports, but the change wasn’t made in reaction to the recent proposed ban on 16-ounce-or-larger sugary drinks by New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Rather, it was all about the Double Gulp not fitting very well in cup holders.
“It was a request for something that was a little more car-friendly,” 7-Eleven spokeswoman Margaret Chabris tells The Daily. Still, it’s not like 50-ounces of soda is something to scoff at. In fact, Chabris adds the new scaled-down Double Gulp is selling faster than any other cup size for the chain.“If it didn’t sell, we wouldn’t still be carrying it,” she says.
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