All-American food still rules in restaurants

A&W restaurant franchise has the consecutive years of same-store sales increases to prove it

A bacon cheeseburger and fries on a tray with a branded A&W Root Beer cup in the background.

Americans can’t get enough burgers and fries, and A&W franchises couldn’t be happier to serve customers what they crave.

Taco Tuesday is more popular than ever, pizza is a perennial favorite and cuisines from other countries are turning into real crowd-pleasers. Does that spell doom for the kind of Americana served up at your local A&W Restaurant? Not even close, and a recently published consumer survey about 2018’s top food trends shows Americans are embracing burgers and fries more than ever.

If you’re considering investing in one of our franchises, you should know that our classic Root Beer Floats and delicious burgers and fries are as sought-after now as they’ve ever been. We’re a nearly 100-year-old brand that can still pack in the crowds in our 625+ locations nationwide.

Our same-store sales tell the story

Since a group of franchisees bought the A&W Restaurant franchise brand, the franchisees have had a hand in every decision. So it’s no surprise to us that our store sales have been increasing year over year. In fact, since 2011, our stores have seen an average 33% increase in sales overall. You can talk to a lot of executives and a lot of franchisees about what they value in A&W, but the numbers certainly speak for themselves.

Our brand of Hip Nostalgia is appealing to American diners, and that’s why they keep coming back. Franchisees rely on A&W marketing to help them get the word out about where they are and what they serve, and our customers do the rest.

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