|Cuisine Type |||Burgers, Fast Food|
|Ambiance |||Good For Kids, Family Style|
|Meals Served |||Lunch, Breakfast|
|Amenities |||Holiday Meals, No Alcohol, Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Children's Menu|
|Sun-Thu 6:30AM-10PM; Fri-Sat 6:30AM-11PM|
Profile Last Updated: September 10, 2008
The first Canadian A & W Restaurant offered delicious onion rings and tempting burgers and was located in Winnipeg in 1956. Back in the swinging ’60s, the pre-eminent fast-food establishment across Canada was the famed A&W drive-in. A & W was a hang out for teens and the older generation and we can see this influence in the naming of those tasty burgers. Baby burgers, teen burgers, mama burgers, papa burgers, and grandpa burgers are a testament to the idea that this food chain is a place for the whole family.
Some things have since changed since the days when food trays could be neatly hooked around a car's roll-down window. For instance, A&W has since expanded to the mall circuit, where teen burgers and that patented draft-style root beer are offered behind the counter (as opposed to being trotted out to the car). A & W has evolved to meet people’s need for fast food with drive thru services located in many stores. You can even buy the famous root beer at many grocery stores.
More Than Just Burgers
There’s nothing wrong with having a craving for a teen burger once in awhile. And it invariably happens to just about all the carnivorous types out there. However, A & W’s scope has broadened over the years to include options like the Chubby chicken line, various salads and desserts like oatmeal raison cookies or the classic apple turnovers.
A&W Near You: multiple locations