A&W Restaurants Acquired by Great American Brand


LEXINGTON, Ky — A&W Restaurants Inc. has been acquired by a Great American Brand, LLC, a partnership of domestic and international A&W Restaurant franchisees from Yum Brands, Inc.

“Our new owners, our franchisees, truly believe A&W can profitably grow sales by focusing our unique positioning in the QSR industry based on our heritage, service and product quality,” said Kevin Bazner, A&W CEO.

“We know we can effectively compete in QSR with our relevant line of burgers, sandwiches, desserts and, of course, our unique signature made-fresh A&W draft root beer.”

A&W was founded in 1919 as a root beer stand and is now comprised of 1,200 restaurants, including 350 international stores in 15 countries and territories.

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