We’re a different kind of better burger franchise. Long before the 21st century burger players, there was A&W. When A&W opened its first Root Beer stand in 1919, there was no burger industry. No McDonald’s. No Five Guys. Just ice cold, hand-crafted Root Beer....read more
We’re better than a better-burger franchise. We’ve got the supply-side muscle to prove it. A&W Restaurants franchise is somewhere in the in-between. And by in-between, in this instance, we mean in between fast-food chains and better-burger franchises. We mean in...read more
Here’s how we pulled 2020 out of the fire and outperformed everyone else in the burger franchise category Eight consecutive months of double-digit year-over-year sales growth would be an accomplishment in any year. But when that year was 2020, and every other burger...read more
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
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