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Junior Bridgeman trades restaurants for Coca-Cola

Major Wendy’s, Chili’s franchisee to become a Coca-Cola bottler

Junior Bridgeman is trading his Frosty for a Coke.

The former NBA player who became an even greater success as a Wendy’s and Chili’s franchisee is selling his restaurant interests after reaching a deal to become a bottler for The Coca-Cola Company, the Atlanta-based soft-drink producer said Wednesday.

According to the release, Bridgeman is in the process of divesting his restaurant holdings, which include about 240 Wendy’s locations and 120 Chili’s units in 16 states.

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