A&W Franchise Restaurants Post Another Month of Double-Digit Sales Growth

September Comp-Sales Up 13.5% Expansion continues in Upper Midwest and Asia with new units Lexington, KY  (RestaurantNews.com)  A&W Resturants is closing in on its best annual comp-sales performance in five years, having posted a 13.5% increase in in September. October sales also…
A&W Restaurants Gets Creepy with Cursed Prank Video “The Onion Ring”

(RestaurantNews.com)  Since many holiday social festivities will be limited to social media, Lexington, KY marketing agency Cornett has created a video for A&W Restaurants and pranksters this Halloween that parodies the horror classic “The Ring” to promote the QSR’s onion…
A&W Restaurants’ CEO Discusses COVID-19 Success on CNBC

Lexington, KY  (RestaurantNews.com)  A&W CEO Kevin Bazner explained to viewers of CNBC’s Worldwide Exchange how America’s first franchised chain restaurant has outperformed other quick-service brands after a “scary” March and April. According to Bazner, A&W Restaurants’ year-to-date sales growth is…
A&W Restaurants Set Another Sales Growth Record in August

Franchise Business Review Names A&W a Top Food and Beverage Franchise Lexington, KY  (RestaurantNews.com)  August sales at franchised A&W Restaurants grew 8.2% over last year, following double-digit increases in February, May, June and July. Systemwide, year-to-date same-store sales growth is…
A&W Restaurants Posts Third Straight Month of Double-Digit Comp-Sales Growth

COVID-19 Driving Franchise Interest as Americans Move from Urban Areas July Performance Far Outpaces Burger Segment Average Lexington, KY  (RestaurantNews.com)  Sales at franchised A&W restaurants soared 12% in July, the third straight month of double-digit same-store sales growth. By comparison,…
A&W Convenience Store Sales Leap by Double-Digits in June

Plans for eight new franchised C-store restaurants announced   Royalties lowered for new franchisees Lexington, KY  (RestaurantNews.com)  Same-store sales at A&W Restaurants’ franchised gas and convenience store locations jumped by double digits in June, although Americans were driving fewer miles…
A&W Signs Development Agreements with 10 New Franchisees

Existing owners also adding restaurants nationwide Lexington, KY  (RestaurantNews.com)  A&W Restaurants is expanding from California to New York and from Louisiana to Minnesota, the result of agreements signed with 10 new franchisees. The latest multi-unit deal, signed this month, will…
A&W Beats Industry with Double-Digit Sales Growth in May

Royalty Reductions Help New Franchisees Thrive in Post-Coronavirus Era Lexington, KY  (RestaurantNews.com)  A&W Restaurants posted double-digit, year-over-year sales in May, with some franchise locations doubling their sales. Other burger chains, on average, managed only a two-percent increase, according to Black…
A&W Opens in Historic Nevada Casino

Location part of brand’s “small town America” franchise strategy Lexington, KY  (RestaurantNews.com)  A&W’s newest restaurant is located in the historic Wild West town of Tonopah, Nevada, inside the Mizpah Club casino. It is adjacent to the landmark “Jewel of the…
New A&W Sriracha Cheese Curds Add Kick to Holiday Season LTO

Lexington, KY  (RestaurantNews.com)  A&W Restaurants, America’s oldest franchised restaurant chain currently celebrating its 100th anniversary, has a spicy new treat for year’s end. Sriracha Cheese Curds join the menu for a limited time. Sriracha Cheese Curds advance A&W’s strategy to…
A&W Restaurants Veteran Returns to Lead Franchise Sales

Lexington, KY  (RestaurantNews.com)  A&W Restaurants hired Dave Crowley to head franchise development for the growing chain, as it approaches its 100th anniversary. Between 1997 and 2010, Crowley held various development positions with A&W. He returns after development stints with such…
A&W Restaurants to Open 12 More Franchise Units as 100th Anniversary Approaches

Strong same-store sales growth driving development Lexington, KY  (RestaurantNews.com)  With the countdown to its 100th anniversary underway, A&W Restaurants, America’s first restaurant chain, is continuing to reappear along the roadsides that made it famous. After opening 15 franchise locations in…

Using social media platforms like Facebook is a great way to improve your company’s marketing campaigns without doubling your costs. However, sometimes campaigns that involve silly or even shocking material get the most attention in today’s online world. A&W Restaurants…

Yum! Brands is off-loading Long John Silver’s and A&W Restaurants, its two lowest performing brands, to two separate buyers. Both agreements have been signed but are still waiting to close. The buyers are both seasoned franchise owners that have the…

The end of the June fiscal quarter saw another drop in U.S. restaurant visits.  The latest dip of 1% marked the eighth consecutive quarter that restaurant visits had declined.  The continuing decline has led to restaurants across the country offering…

Recent allegations of poor treatment of temporary foreign workers by their employer are unfounded and hurting remaining staff and business say a group of A&W employees. Four of the restaurant’s current employees defended owner Satnam Gill, who is being investigated…