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A&W Supports Wounded Warriors With Float Giveaway

2015-07-08 A&W Restaurants, Inc., America's oldest franchise restaurant brand, announced that for the third consecutive year, participating A&W restauran...

A&W Looks For Second Round of Growth

2013-08-14 As a 94-year-old brand, A&W Restaurants has seen a lot of ups and downs over its history. But after being purchased by Yum!...

UFPC Renames Contracter Connection Division

2013-03-05 Dale Holden, senior vice president of Unified Foodservice Purchasing Co-op (UFPC), announced that UFPC Contractor Connection, a value-added services p...

A&W Restaurants Taps Cornett IMS as Agency of Record

2013-01-16 Cornett Integrated Marketing Solutions, one of the fastest growing marketing firms in the nation, announces it has been appointed creative agency of r...

Pal's Sudden Service Credited for Millions in Growth for A&W

2012-11-29 One of Canada's fastest-growing quick-service restaurant chains, with more than 700 restaurants, has significantly reduced its drive-thru service time...

Group of Franchisees Completes Acquisition of A&W

2011-12-23 A&W Restaurants Inc., founded in 1919, making it the oldest fast food company in the world, has been acquired by A Great American Brand LLC, a par...

Yum! Sells A&W, Long John Silver's

2011-09-22 Yum! Brands signed definitive agreements to sell Long John Silver’s, Inc. and A&W Restaurants, Inc.

A&W, Harley-Davidson are Ready to Ride

2011-06-28 A&W Restaurants, the 92 year old restaurant brand known for its famous A&W Draft Root Beer and All American Food Menu, is kicking off its "Rip...

Score Big With A&W at Super Bowl XLV

2011-02-05 A&W Restaurants announced that it will continue the Perfect Pair offer with Greg Jennings and its Papa Burger Single for Super Bowl XLV.

Yum! to Sell Long John Silver’s, A&W

2011-01-19 Yum! Brands Inc.