Louisville, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A&W Restaurants, home of the Original Drive In, Draft A&W Root Beer and Root Beer Floats, is kicking off its 90th Anniversary Weekend with a FREE Float Day, this Friday, June 19 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sunday, June 21, Father's Day, A&W Restaurants will offer fathers 90-cent Papa Burgers, our famous double patty, 100 percent U.S. Beef burger dressed perfectly with A&W signature Papa sauce.
"We are excited to invite customers to join in our 90th Anniversary Celebration," said Ben Butler, A&W Restaurants President. "Since 1919 we have served All American Favorites such as our creamy A&W Root Beer® Floats. It is only fitting we offer our customers a chance to enjoy this mainstay of our Brand as well as our one-of-a-kind Papa Burger as we celebrate 90 years."
A&W Restaurants, will host its Official 90th Anniversary Celebration June 18-21 during a weekend-long, community wide celebration in Lodi, CA, home of the first A&W Restaurant. The celebration in Lodi will include a classic car parade, free root beer floats and a birthday cake for 5,000 guests.
A&W was founded as a Root Beer stand by Roy Allen who used a formula purchased from an Arizona pharmacist, which consisted of a unique blend of juices from 16 herbs, spices, barks and berries. Allen sold the cold, creamy root beer for a nickel a mug on a downtown corner. The venue proved so popular that the company expanded to four sites and the concession evolved into a "drive-in." Allen approached employee Frank Wright and the two formed a partnership which became A&W.
A&W® All-American Food®, based in Louisville, Kentucky, is the longest-running QSR franchise chain in America, serving hometown favorites to friends and families for over 90 years. Since 1919, A&W All-American Food has offered its iconic, frosty mug root beer float with All-American pure-beef hamburgers and hot dogs. There are approximately 360 A&W All-American Food outlets in the U.S., more than 260 in nine other countries, and more than 620 additional points of distribution in multibrand restaurants.