Getting a new restaurant built and opened is tough enough in regular times, let alone during a pandemic. But COVID-19 did not stop Betty Adrian and Mike Adrian from finishing a stunning new A&W this month in Mountain Lake, Minnesota. Welcome to the family!...read more
A&W CEO Kevin Bazner explained to viewers of CNBC’s Worldwide Exchange how America’s first franchised chain restaurant has outperformed other quick-service brands after a “scary” March and April. According to Bazner, A&W Restaurants’ year-to-date sales growth...read more
By Dave Crowley, Director of Franchise Recruitment Growing up in small-town Yale, Michigan in the 1990s, Mike Vinckier personally knew the owners of the local A&W restaurant, which still serves the best burgers in town. “I have so many memories of going after...read more
Perhaps it was Americans’ taste for familiar comfort foods and summer treats, like A&W Root Beer Floats. Or maybe it was our franchisees’ ability to quickly adapt to customers’ changing needs. Whatever the reason, new data shows A&W’s comparable sales, which...read more
by Dave Crowley, Director of Franchising Recruitment C-store and travel center owners are finding the A&W Root Beer they pour is more valuable these days than the gas they pump. Even with drivers staying off the roads because of the coronavirus pandemic, June...read more
By Dave Crowley, Director of Franchise Recruitment One of the best parts of my job is hearing how prospective franchisees fell in love with A&W. Everyone has a story. And I’ve been listening to a lot of stories lately. The common thread is memories and personal...read more
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