Too Big To Chug: How Our Sodas Got So Huge

06/26/2012 12:59 pm ET
  • Mother Jones

When McDonald's execs first struck up their lucrative business partnership with the Coca-Cola Company in 1955, they were thinking small—literally. At the time, the only size of the beverage available for purchase was a measly 7-ounce cup. But by 1994, America's classic burger joint was offering a fountain drink size six times bigger.

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