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A&W Restaurants is thrilled to announce the addition of four new franchise owners.
A&W Restaurants, the classic American franchise, is coming to Belleville at 648 Carlyle Ave on October 17th.
Ten years ago this month, the future of America’s oldest chain restaurant franchise was in question.
A&W, the 500-plus-unit restaurant franchise with nearly 300 standalone restaurants in markets across the country, is returning to Arnold.
After spending more than 30 years helping restaurant companies find sites and build locations in Chicago, local real estate developer Lee Fry Companies, Inc. is turning the tables and operating its own A&W restaurants.
A&W Restaurants will soon open franchised restaurants in two of America’s fastest growing regions - Charlotte, North Carolina and Las Vegas, Nevada. It also is adding a location in St. Louis, Missouri.
A&W signed development agreements with two new operators, while three current franchise partners committed to additional locations.
Same-store sales at A&W’s U.S. single-brand franchised restaurants grew 9.7% last year, marking the ninth straight year of annual comp sales growth.
A&W Restaurants is closing in on its best annual comp-sales performance in five years, having posted a 13.5% increase in September.
August sales at franchised A&W Restaurants grew 8.2% over last year, following double-digit increases in February, May, June and July.
Sales at franchised A&W restaurants soared 12% in July, the third straight month of double-digit same-store sales growth.
The strong performance comes as the iconic brand prepares to expand its convenience store and travel center presence from coast to coast with eight new franchised locations.
A&W Restaurants is expanding from California to New York and from Louisiana to Minnesota, the result of agreements signed with 10 new franchisees.
A&W Restaurants posted double-digit, year-over-year sales in May, with some franchise locations doubling their sales.
A&W’s newest restaurant is located in the historic Wild West town of Tonopah, Nevada, inside the Mizpah Club casino.
A&W is now selling plant-based Beyond Burgers in participating restaurants coast-to-coast. After testing Beyond Burgers last year, the popular chain is now making it available to locations nationwide.
A&W Restaurants’ momentum continued in 2019 – its centennial year – with a 2.7% jump in same-store sales, making it the eighth straight year of growth.
As it approaches its 100th anniversary, DAV is benefiting from the fundraising efforts of another 100-year-old brand: A&W Restaurants.
With its eighth straight year of increased system-wide sales coming to a close, A&W Restaurants is preparing for more growth in 2020 with several leadership promotions, new staff positions and a larger support center.
As A&W celebrates its centennial, the company is preparing for its next century with the opening this month of a new national learning center and prototype restaurant in Richmond, Kentucky.
A&W - America’s first franchise restaurant chain - is adding another first: Nutter Butter® Creme Treats made with Oreo® cookie pieces.
A&W Restaurants nationwide will give away free Root Beer Floats and collect donations for Disabled American Veterans (DAV) on National Root Beer Float Day, Tuesday, August 6.
A&W Restaurants, which made Root Beer a household beverage, invented the Bacon Cheeseburger and set the table for today’s multi-billion dollar global franchise restaurant industry, turns 100 on Thursday, June 20.
Just two months shy of A&W Restaurants’ 100th anniversary, its Second Century Growth Initiative is kicking into high gear with the opening of a flagship company-owned restaurant in Singapore’s new Jewel Changi Airport
A&W Restaurants is only asking for one thing as it turns 100 this year: return the ampersand to the alphabet.
A&W, America’s first restaurant chain, is launching a new franchise growth program with reduced royalties as its centennial approaches.
As A&W Restaurants prepares to celebrate its centennial, Chief Operating Officer Paul Martino has been given additional duties and named President and Chief Operating Officer for the brand’s U.S. business.
Just in time for Cyber Monday and holiday gift giving, A&W Restaurants continues its long tradition of supporting America’s veterans with a new book commemorating its approaching centennial.
A&W Restaurants hired Dave Crowley to head franchise development for the growing chain, as it approaches its 100th anniversary.
A&W Restaurants nationwide again are giving away their famous Root Beer Floats on National Root Beer Float Day, Monday, August 6.

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