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When McDonald's execs first struck up its 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 seven ounce cup. But by 2003, America's classic burger joint was offering a fountain drink size six times this volume.
But that's not even the worst of it. Franchises like 7-Eleven, Arco, and the very unfortunately named Midwestern chain "Kum & Go" have all offered drinks upwards of 85 ounces. To put this in perspective, this is around three times the capacity of a normal human stomach.
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