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|Type||Wholly owned subsidiary|
|When it was created||Lodi, California, United States (1919 )|
|People who started it||
Roy W. Allen|
|Headquarters||Lexington, Kentucky, United States|
|Number of locations||about 1,200|
|Area served||16 countries and territories|
|Things made||Hot dogs, root beer, cheese curds, hamburgers, chicken|
|Parent||A Great American Brand LLC|
A&W Restaurants are a chain of fast food restaurants distinguished by its draft root beer and root beer floats. A&W was actually the first successful franchise company: the franchises began around 1921 in California. The company identity was taken from the surnames of partners Roy W. Allen and Frank Wright. The menu of this restaurant includes though is not limited to hamburgers, french fries and hot dogs. The restaurant has many places all over the world as well as the United States.
- Sloan, Scott (9 December 2011). "A&W returning headquarters to Lexington". Lexington Herald-Leader. http://www.kentucky.com/2011/12/09/1987955/aw-moving-headquarters-to-lexington.html. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
- "A&W History". A&W Restaurants, Inc. http://www.awrestaurants.com/aw_history.html. Retrieved 21 July 2012.