A&W To Give Away Free Floats, Raise Money For Disabled American Veterans (dav) On National Root Beer Float Day, August 6
Use #RootBeerFloatDay to Join the Celebration
July 09, 2018 // Franchising.com // LEXINGTON, Ky. - A&W Restaurants nationwide again are giving away their famous Root Beer Floats on National Root Beer Float Day, Monday, August 6. The celebration is a way to say “thank you” to guests and to raise money for Disabled American Veterans (DAV). From 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., participating restaurants will serve free, small Root Beer Floats, no purchase necessary. Guests will be encouraged to make a donation to DAV. Fundraising to began in early July. Use #RootBeerFloatDay or visit www.rootbeerfloatday.com for more information.
There are more than 630 A&W Restaurants in the U.S. This is A&W’s sixth annual National Root Beer Float Day celebration and the second year it has partnered with DAV. A&W and DAV hope to raise $150,000 for the organization, which serves more than one million veterans annually. Donations also can be made online at www.rootbeerfloatday.com. The $100,000 A&W raised for DAV in 2017 provided an estimated $4,000,000 in direct benefits to veterans.
“A&W has a longstanding relationship with America’s Armed Services,” said A&W CEO Kevin Bazner, who noted that A&W Root Beer was introduced at a parade honoring returning World War I veterans in 1919. “The needs of our veterans continue to grow, which is why it is so important that we use a fun event like National Root Beer Float Day to also raise funds for DAV and to call attention to veterans’ issues.” Since it started to celebrate National Root Beer Float Day, A&W has raised more than $650,000 for veterans groups. “We are grateful to A&W for supporting our ill and injured veterans through National Root Beer Float Day,” said Marc Burgess, DAV National Adjutant and CEO. “As both A&W and DAV approach their centennial anniversaries, we are proud to join together again this year to support our true American heroes for their decades of service and sacrifices to keep us free.”
America’s first and oldest restaurant chain, A&W Restaurants ranks #4 on Time Magazine’s 2018 list of America’s best fast-food chains. It still makes Root Beer fresh in each restaurant from real cane sugar, water and a proprietary blend of herbs, bark, spices and berries that are served in a frosty mug along side burgers, fries, chicken tenders and other All American Food® favorites. There are nearly 1,000 locations worldwide.
DAV empowers veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. It is dedicated to a single purpose: fulfilling our promises to the men and women who served. DAV does this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; providing employment resources to veterans and their families and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. DAV, a non-profit organization with more than 1 million members, was founded in 1920 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1932. Learn more at www.dav.org.