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5/31/17- A&W Restaurants Launches Reese's Peanut Butter Shake, Peanut Butter Polar SwirlA&W Restaurants Inc. is introducing two new Peanut Butter treats featuring Reese’s Peanut Butter Sauce and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. The new Peanut Butter Shake is made with Reese’s Peanut Butter Sauce while the Peanut Butter Polar Swirl features Reese’s Peanut Butter Sauce and chopped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
5/15/17- A&W Heads into Summer with 7 New RestaurantsFrosty mugs of A&W Root Beer will make summer more refreshing for guests at the seven A&W Restaurants that have opened so far in 2017. A&W, back in growth mode under franchisee ownership, has 11 more locations in development.
2/7/17- Amid Record Sales A&W Restaurants Launches New Franchise Initiative
For the first time in more than 10 years, A&W Restaurants is reporting system-wide revenue and store count growth. The news comes as A&W celebrates its split five years ago from YUM! Brands and kicks off a new franchise sales initiative.
2/3/17- A&W Restaurants Spoof Academy Awards with #AWcademyAwards ContestTo play along with this year's awards season, A&W Restaurants invites movie buffs to participate in the #AWcademyAwards Sweepstakes. Throughout February, social media users may share their spoofs of movie titles, vote for their favorite #AWcademyAwards nominees – such as Matthew McCurdnaughey, Spice C. Papa and Reeses Withaspoon – submit tongue-in-cheek movie reviews and chuckle at movie poster parodies.
12/7/16 – A&W Restaurants Hits Post-YUM! Era Milestone
Approaching anniversary of ownership change finds great American brand back in growth mode.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (December 12, 2016) – A&W Restaurants, Inc. will soon celebrate its five-year anniversary under franchisee ownership. Since being acquired from YUM! Brands, A&W has experienced non-stop, year-over-year same-store sales and profit gains, as well as the opening of more than 40 new U.S. units, including 15 in gas and convenience stores.