Stewart's Fountain Classics
are a brand of premium soft drinks
made in the United States
. Stewart's are nostalgic "old fashioned" fountain sodas, having originated at the Stewart's Drive-Ins
, a chain of root beer stands started in 1924 in Mansfield, Ohio
. In 1990, the bottling
rights to Stewart's were acquired by the Cable Car Beverage Corporation
. Cream Soda and Ginger Beer flavors
were introduced in 1992. Other flavors have been added since then. Cable Car Beverage Corporation, in November 1997, was purchased by Triarc. Cadbury Schweppes
PLC acquired the Stewart's brands in 2000 along with Snapple and Mistic Brands for $1.45 billion
Stewart's Root Beer was named the top root beer at the 2006 World Cup of Root Beer.
Stewart's drinks come in 12 fl. oz.(355 ml) bottles. The bottles of some flavors are tinted amber, while the others are clear.
- There were sightings reported in the late 1990s of a Lemon Meringue flavor being sold in several grocery stores in Northern New Jersey, but no official listing can be found on Stewart's website. Lemon Meringue may have also been sold in Illinois.