Place Category: Food & Drink
In 1956, the first A&W drive-in restaurant in Canada opened on Portage Avenue in Winnipeg. Serving a delicious combination of great-tasting burgers, onion rings and frosted mugs of famous A&W Root Beer®—all from the smiling faces of friendly car hops—A&W proved to be an instant hit. A&W Restaurants quickly multiplied across the nation, flourishing through the late ’50s and ’60s.
Since then, A&W has continued to grow, expanding into over 850 locations from Vancouver Island to Newfoundland. At the heart of that growth is the fact that, while so much of our world has changed, the simple things that made A&W so popular in its early days are the same today. They still serve A&W Root Beer® in frosted mugs. Their onion rings are made fresh from whole onions every day. And their Burger Family burgers are still made with fresh, quality ingredients.At A&W, they’re on a journey to source simple, great-tasting ingredients, farmed with care. They’re proud to have high standards when it comes to their food and you can taste it in everything they serve. It’s all part of their commitment to serve you food you can feel good about.
For them, great burgers come first. So it’s only natural that they’re the first and only national burger restaurant in Canada to serve beef raised without the use of hormones or steroids. They’re also the first and only national burger restaurant in Canada to serve chicken raised without the use of antibiotics. Their eggs are farmed right here in Canada, from hens fed a vegetarian diet without animal by-products.