Some franchises serve spaghetti
Because there are franchises freakin’ everywhere, A&W estimates that there are roughly 35,000 menu variations across their restaurants, including those cheese curds up there, pork tenderloin sandwiches in the Midwest, burritos in California, and, yes, spaghetti at select franchises.
A bunch of stores are family operations
A&W franchises have such lasting power that around 30 of them are currently run by second- or third-generation owners, including franchises in Wisconsin, Iowa, Ohio, and more. Which poses the inevitable question, who’s gonna petition for A&W & Sons first?
Most restaurants make their own root beer on-site
Most A&Ws use a fancy, paddle-stirred brewing kettle to whip up their own root beer in-house, every single day. The thing is so refined it only takes an hour to brew.