Family-Owned Pepsi Franchise Serving Northeast Kansas Since 1942
Pepsi-Cola of Marysville was founded in 4 counties in NE Kansas in l942. Brown, Nemaha, Marshall, and Washington were the original franchise territory. The company expanded to Manhattan, KS, with 3 additional counties in 1952, Pottawatomie, Riley, and Wabaunsee. The company maintains a warehouse operation in Marysville and Manhattan. The company has expanded throughout the years to include Five Star Vending in Manhattan and a wholesale and vending company, MarKan Sales, in Marysville.
Currently, the company is owned by a 3rd and 4th generation owners, Dan and Jake Wassenberg. Pepsi Marysville/Manhattan employs 55 full-time employees and 18 part-time employees. The company has numerous long-term employees, as 18 employees have 15 to 40 years of work experience in selling and distributing the world’s best tasting soft drinks, Lipton, Gatorade, Starbucks, Rockstar, Aquafina, Klarbrunn, Life Water, Bang Energy, Ocean Spray, and many other great products.