Monday, 7 August 2017

A & W Canada

Known for it's Root Beer in a frosted mug, A & W Food Services Canada Inc. is a chain of fast-food restaurants. Its origins come from the U.S. back to when Roy W. Allen opened a walk-up root beer stand in Lodi, California, in 1919. Allen's employee Frank Wright partnered with him and founded the first A&W restaurant in SacramentoCalifornia, in 1923. The company name was taken respectively from the initials of their last names — Allen and Wright. 


A&W Hamilton, Ontario

Yes, I do know that what I just explained was American history. This is where it comes back around. 

A&W Canada was part of the U.S. based A&W Restaurants chain, but was sold to Unilever in 1972, and then bought by its management in 1995.  A&W Canada gave the peace out to the U.S. Chain and no longer has any corporate connection to A&W operations outside of Canada. 

What are 150 of our favourite Canadian things? Read about it here

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