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…