Monday , April 15 2024

Famous Brand Names Actually Have A Meaning

Pepsi was named after the medical term for indigestion.

The inventor of Pepsi, Caleb Davis Bradham, originally wanted to be a doctor, but a family crisis meant that he left medical school and became a pharmacist instead, according to the company website.
His original invention, known as “Brad’s Drink,” was made from a mix of sugar, water, caramel, lemon oil, and nutmeg. Three years later, Bradham renamed his drink, which he believed aided digestion, to “Pepsi-Cola,” taken from the word dyspepsia, meaning indigestion.

Panera is a portmanteau of the words “pan” and “era.”
According to Panera’s Facebook page, the sandwich chain’s name “has Latin and Spanish roots.”
In Spanish, “pan” means bread and “era” means age or time. So put together, Panera means “age of bread.”
Ron Shaich, the founder of Panera, also told Fortune the name comes from the Latin word for breadbasket.

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