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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.