A & W Restaurants Inc.

A & W Restaurants Inc.

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Initial Investment

LOW: $912,000
HIGH: $1,623,500

Change in Units

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Company Profile

Founded

1919

Franchising Since

1925 (91 Years)

Corporate Address

1648 Mcgrathiana Pkwy. Lexington, KY 40511

CEO

none none

Ticker Symbol

About A & W Restaurants Inc.

Roy W. Allen opened his first beverage stand in Lodi, California, in 1919. Three years later, he joined forces with Frank Wright to form the A & W Root Beer Co. In addition to selling root beer, A & W established a chain of drive-up restaurants that served the company's root beer as well as hot dogs, hamburgers and french fries. Today there are A & W Restaurant locations around the world.

Financials

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$912,000 - $1,623,500

Net-worth Requirement

$1,000,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$360,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$20,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

5%

Ad Royalty Fee

4%

Franchise 500® Rank History

Highest Rank: 199

Lowest Rank: 311

  • 2006 - 245
* Not all years were ranked

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S. and in the following regions/states: See List

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training at headquarters: 2 weeks

Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Slicks
National Media

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Updated: November 5th, 2014

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