Coca-Cola: “Great For Lunch” Ads Since the 1930s

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Between

The Coca-Cola Between Bites Diner 1930s wall decal is an officially licensed reproduction of an original Coca-Cola advertisement. Available in sizes from 24, 36, 48 to 60 inches tall. Available exclusively from RetroPlanet.com.

 

Crackers 1932

Early Coca-Cola print ad illustrating a new idea—to associate snacks and other foods with enjoying a Coke. Print ad from 1932.

 

Coca-Cola has been promoted as the perfect accompaniment to sandwiches, burgers and hot dogs as far back as the early 1930s. Whereas the earliest ads encouraged people to drink Coca-Cola to be refreshed, soon the Coca-Cola Company realized that it went well with all types of food and the Coca-Cola with food ad campaign was launched.

 

1947 Ad

A Coca-Cola print ad from 1947. Having an office lunch? Have a Coke.

 

1950 Basket

A 1951 ad encouraging the pairing of all types of food with Coca-Cola. This ad appears to be sponsored by a local grocer.

 

Home Decal

This charming 1950s style Refreshing While Shopping Coca-Cola ad is available as a wall decal in 12, 24, 36, 48 and 60-inch sizes. Officially licensed and available only at RetroPlanet.com.

 

Hot Dogs

A 1959 print ad for Coca-Cola paired with hot dogs fixed in a variety of ways.

 

Grilled Cheese

The Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Coke officially licensed sticker. This is an officially licensed reproduction of a vintage Coca-Cola ad. Available only at RetroPlanet.com.

 

Hamburgers

1971 Coca-Cola advertisement showing different types of burgers.

 

Coca-Cola with food campaigns encouraged people when entertaining to be sure they had plenty of Coca-Cola on hand—as well as food. Since its earliest days, Coca-Cola was sold at soda fountains and then, as was only natural, to diners and restaurants. Ads and signage in food establishments were designed to remind customers that Coca-Cola would always be the perfect pairing with food.

 

50s Style Grilled Cheese Ad

The 1950s Coca-Cola Grilled Cheese Sandwich ad is officially licensed art available on stickers and wall decals. Both are available exclusively at RetroPlanet.com.

 

Cokes with Food

The Drink Coca-Cola With Good Things To Eat Coca-Cola ad is officially licensed art available on stickers and wall decals. Both are available exclusively at RetroPlanet.com.

 

Coke and Sandwich

The Drink Coca-Cola Good With Food ad is officially licensed art available on stickers and wall decals. Both are available exclusively at RetroPlanet.com.

 

The “Serve with a Coca-Cola” campaign was recently launched by The Coca-Cola Company to encourage the choice of Coca-Cola as the perfect drink to go with food and they have even gone so far as to suggest specific pairings with Coca-Cola, such as paella and lobster and all sorts of other menu items paired with Coca-Cola. Videos and social media posts about Coca-Cola and food pairings are directed at millennials who tend to be serious foodies. The campaign includes TV ads called “Food Feuds,” including “Pizza Feuds”, “Burger Feud” and “Latin Feud”. These fun ads are designed to show how passionate people can be with their Coca-Cola and food pairings.

 

Serve Coke

The Drink Coca-Cola Serve It At Home With Food retro style sticker is officially licensed by The Coca-Cola Company. Available exclusively at RetroPlanet.com. Measures 3.6 x 4.7 inches.

 

Egg Salad

Officially licensed Egg Salad and Coca-Cola 25 Cents sticker is officially licensed by The Coca-Cola Company. Available exclusively at RetroPlanet.com. Measures 3.1 x 4.7 inches.

 

Pause

The retro style Drink Coca-Cola Pause Refresh wall decal is an officially licensed product. Available in sizes from 12, 24, 36 to 48 inches wide and available exclusively at RetroPlanet.com.

 

We’ve always loved vintage ads featuring Coca-Cola and food pairings and we’re excited to now be able to offer wall decals and stickers with Coca-Cola licensed images of these ads.

Do you have a favorite pairing with Coca-Cola? We’d love to hear about it. Leave a comment and tell us about your favorite food to eat with an ice-cold Coca-Cola.

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Last updated: Jul 02, 2018
Filed under: Retro Planet Products Tagged with: Coca-Cola Advertising, Coca-Cola History, diner food, entertaining