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A&W Gives Away the Treat That Made It Famous

2010-08-05 In honor of National Root Beer Float Day on August 6, chain is giving away Original Root Beer Floats.

A&W Approved for SBA Listing

2009-05-06 A&W Restaurants became one of the selected franchises to be listed on the Small Business Administration Franchise Registry.

Something Old, Something New for A&W's 90th

2009-04-07 In honor of its 90th anniversary, A&W is rolling out four new desserts to join classics such as its Original Draft Root Beer and Papa Burger.

A&W Announces February Results

2009-03-03 Unit holders can collect 10.6 cents per trust unit March 15.

Sonic Veteran Brings Drive-In Know-How to A&W

2009-02-19 Matt Williams opened one of A&W's 15 planned drive-ins.

A&W Brings Back the Drive-In to Celebrate Its 90th Anniversary

2009-02-03 After a successful test-run in 2008, A&W will open more drive-in units in the Midwest and Oregon.

A&W Canada Will Focus on Franchise Sales in 2009

2009-01-27 After a strong 2008, A&W will pursue multi-site development opportunities across Canada in 2009.

Yum! Voluntarily Posts Calorie Counts

2008-10-01 All five brands in the company will begin the menuboard changes this year in company-owned stores and will finish by the end of 2010.

A&W Restaurants Offers Free Root Beer Floats

2008-06-16 A&W Restaurants is offering free root beer floats to customers on Monday, June 16.

Yum! Recognizes Top Suppliers

2008-05-09 Yum! Brands and the Unified Foodservice Purchasing Co-op recently hosted their ninth annual STAR Awards gala to honor top suppliers to the system.