The Decline of Solo...What Happened? A&W - Building a Business 7 months ago   10:45

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When we think of disposable cups, we think of Solo. It hasn't exactly been one of the big headlines but there's been quite a bit happening to the company, and really all of the cup industry.

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Comments 2985 Comments

Ahmad Abdel-Aziz
Yes, more interesting than it sounded to be! Especially the "deficit" part of it. Thank you and keep the good work up 👍
Wizard
What happened was the 90’s ended
Jcr1g
never have I experienced such an emotional roller coaster, and all from a video about cups.
TheArnotts
I just use mason jars for cups. Hard to break. Can be used to store left overs. Less waste
Sunny Kay
Ill tell you what happened. People just started putting their glasses in dishwashers after parties.
Adriana G Flores
SOLO declined because my husband got sober .
Redneck Truth Spouter
Thank u bush and obama the second is the worst president fucking ever and the Bush is just like a bush...it came back but u wish it didn't
Redneck Truth Spouter
When the square bottoms came out in college we where pumped because they dont spill or slide as easy when bouncing on redemption know what I'm saying
Boosted Doge
Red solo cup, you're not just a cup... You're... You're my f-friend!
Will Hutton
Try microsoft
ExposedRoot
It just occurred to me that I grew up on disposable Dixie cups. I totally forgot that.
Bobby Ortiz
I believe red represents both aggression and a more positive vibe (fun).
Arkador
2 Yeti tumblers replaced every SOLO cup in my house.
Galilea Artellano
😴😴😴
Kyle Stewart
I’m no business genius but I’m having a hard time believing that “sweetheart cups” was actually worth $917 million. They must have really loved that saved by the bell squiggly design a whole lot.
Kevin Kelley
Gotta save the 🌲
Mittens FastPaw
Ouch... I had no idea.
Big_DADDY_Bert
I would always see these at my uncle’s house. Or at a birthday party.
gplechuckiii
This is one of those weird times where I think a company screwed up simply by NOT trying to expand to the intertnational market.

A friend of mine lived in Australia for years for school. One year he came home for Christmas and he asked friends if they wanted him to bring back anything from New England. One of the answers was "Red Party Cups". When he asked why the hell anyone would want those the answer he got was because fun parties in American movies always have those cups.

While I have zero doubt that no one actually thinks Solo cups MAKES parties fun, they are so synonymous with college parties in other cultures simply by having them it gives off the vibe "Oh it's going to be THAT type of party". This was around 2007.
Salemdxb
This is the second time I watch this video 😍😍. I love it
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A&W - Building a Business The Decline of Solo...What Happened? 7 months ago   12:38

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A&W is known for their chain of fast food restaurants, as well as their root beer sold in stores. This video takes a look at both sides of the business, focusing on how they were built and where they stand today.

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