What does A&W stand for?

A&W stands for Allen & Wright, the founders of an iconic brand. But it also stands for Root Beer & Burgers. Please & Thank You. Good Food & Good Times.

It's the symbol of great things, naturally brought together by the engaging magic of &. That's the way it's always been at our inviting A&W Restaurants since that first root beer stand opened in Lodi, California in 1919. The magic of the & has always brought folks together to share an original experience centered on distinctive taste. It's the & that brings it all together.

It's A&W.