A&W Restaurants Inc.
#290 Franchise 500| Root beer, burgers, hot dogs, chicken, sides, ice cream

About
Founded

1919

Franchising Since

1925 (95 Years)

Corporate Address

1648 Mcgrathiana Pkwy., #380
Lexington, KY 40511

Leadership

Kevin Bazner, CEO

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$276,000 - $1,397,000

Net-worth Requirement

$350,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$150,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$15,000 - $30,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

5%

Ad Royalty Fee

5%

Financing Options

A&W Restaurants Inc. has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Veteran Incentives

10% off franchise fee

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Purchasing Co-ops

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Site Selection

Proprietary Software

Franchisee Intranet Platform

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

Ad Templates

National Media

Regional Advertising

Social media

SEO

Website development

Email marketing

Loyalty program/app

On-The-Job Training:

24-40 hours

Classroom Training:

24-40 hours

A&W Restaurants Inc. is ranked #290 in the Franchise 500!
Bio
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.
Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $276,000 High - $1,397,000
Units
-3.1%-31 UNITS (1 Year) +0.4%+4 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S. and in the following regions/states: Asia

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Updated: September 27th, 2020