A&W CEO Kevin Bazner explained to viewers of CNBC’s Worldwide Exchange how America’s first franchised chain restaurant has outperformed other quick-service brands after a “scary” March and April. According to Bazner, A&W Restaurants’ year-to-date sales growth is the highest since 2011, when franchisees purchased the brand. Comp sales were up by double-digits in May, June and July.
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Now in its 101st year, A&W is known for its All American Food, as well as Root Beer that is made fresh in each restaurant and served in frosty mugs. There are more than 900 A&Ws in the U.S. and Asia. For the second straight year, Franchise Business Review named A&W a Top Food and Beverage Franchise.