A&W® Restaurants Raises $200,000 for Wounded Warrior Project®

A&W celebrated National Root Beer Float Day by giving away free Root Beer Floats, accepting donations for America's veterans.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Oct. 9, 2014 // PRNewswire // - A&W® Restaurants is proud to announce that the chain collected $200,000 in donations for Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) during its National Root Beer Float Day celebration. For the past two years, A&W has celebrated National Root Beer Float Day on August 6 by giving away free Root Beer Floats and collecting donations for WWP.

A&W's goal was to surpass the $100,000 in donations raised for Wounded Warrior Project in 2013. With the avid support of A&W guests and franchise partners across the country, the A&W system raised $200,000, double the amount from 2013!

Kevin Bazner, CEO of A&W Restaurants, said: "We want to thank our guests and franchise partners for the overwhelming support of National Root Beer Float Day and Wounded Warrior Project. We are proud to present $200,000 to Wounded Warrior Project and are already looking forward to National Root Beer Float Day 2015."

For more details on National Root Beer Float Day, please visit www.rootbeerfloatday.com.

About A&W

Founded in 1919 by Roy Allen, A&W is the oldest franchise restaurant company in the United States. Owned by a partnership of franchisees, the company has 1,100 franchise locations in 10 countries and territories. A&W Root Beer is made today just like it was back then, fresh in store. Ingredients include real cane sugar, water and a proprietary blend of herbs, bark, spices and berries. And it's still caffeine free and served up in a frosty mug. For more information about A&W Restaurants visit http://www.awrestaurants.com/.

About Wounded Warrior Project

Wounded Warrior Project is recognizing its ten-year anniversary, reflecting on a decade of service and reaffirming its commitment to serving injured veterans for their lifetime. The mission of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP currently serves 50,000 warriors and nearly 7,000 family members through its unique 20 programs and services. WWP's purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.

SOURCE A&W Restaurants, Inc.

Contact:

Sarah Blasi
Director of Marketing
sblasi@awrestaurants.com
855-ROOT-BEAR

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