February 14, 2013

Zaxby's Introduces Dr Pepper to Beverage Lineup

PLANO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS) has entered into a five-year agreement with Athens, Ga.-based Zaxby's. The company, a southeast favorite for Chicken Fingers and Wings, now offers Dr Pepper at its more than 565 locations across 13 states.

The agreement expands the availability of Dr Pepper to all current and future Zaxby's locations.

"We are continuously evaluating our menu to ensure we are offering our guests new and exciting options," said Zach McLeroy, chief executive officer and co-founder of Zaxby's. "The unique blend of flavors in Dr Pepper is the perfect addition to our menu, and we are delighted that our guests can now enjoy this beverage with their meal."

Dr Pepper is featured alongside Zaxby's popular boneless wings as part of the chain's current promotion.

"Zaxby's is in the same business we are — bringing great quality and flavor to our consumers," said Scott Johnson, senior vice president of fountain foodservice at DPS. "We are excited to pair Dr Pepper with Zaxby's delicious chicken and help deliver a great dining experience for their guests."

About Zaxby's

An alternative to fast food, Zaxby's offers its guests prepared-at-order Chicken Fingerz, Traditional or Boneless Wings, sandwiches, Zalads and Zappetizers, along with a variety of nine sauces ranging from Wimpy and Tongue Torch to Nuclear and Insane. Childhood friends Zach McLeroy and Tony Townley hatched the Athens, Ga.-based chain in 1990 to provide a fun, relaxing atmosphere that would keep guests coming back for more. The company ranked number seven in the 2012 Top 10 Excellent Large Fast-Food Chains With 500 Or More U.S. Units Quick-Track study published by Sandelman & Associates. The chain also ranked number five in the nation for total sales and number one in the chicken segment in the 2012 Top 150 Fast-Casual Chain Restaurant Report published by Technomic. Zaxby's operates more than 565 locations in 13 states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. For more information, please visit zaxbys.com, facebook.com/zaxbys or follow on Twitter @Zaxbys.

About Dr Pepper Snapple Group

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS) is a leading producer of flavored beverages in North America and the Caribbean. Our success is fueled by more than 50 brands that are synonymous with refreshment, fun and flavor. We have 6 of the top 10 non-cola soft drinks, and 13 of our 14 leading brands are No. 1 or No. 2 in their flavor categories. In addition to our flagship Dr Pepper and Snapple brands, our portfolio includes 7UP, A&W, Canada Dry, Clamato, Crush, Hawaiian Punch, Mott's, Mr & Mrs T mixers, Peñafiel, Rose's, Schweppes, Squirt and Sunkist soda. To learn more about our iconic brands and Plano, Texas-based company, please visit DrPepperSnapple.com. For our latest news and updates, follow us at Facebook.com/DrPepperSnapple or Twitter.com/DrPepperSnapple.

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