A&W Restaurants, Inc. is owned by a partnership of domestic & international Franchise Partners. We have a unique ownership structure that is focused on the long-term growth & success of the brand.
A&W has approximately 1,000 restaurants in the United States & Southeast Asia.
We have restaurants located in small communities & large cities throughout the United States. We have development opportunities available throughout the country.View Map
The Franchise fee for all non-captive locations is $30,000 for a 20 year term with two 5-year renewal options. Royalty & Advertising fees are both 5%. A portion of the Advertising fees are reimbursable for Local Store Marketing.
We have a variety of footprints & venues within our system. The initial investment, not including real estate, ranges from $181,000 - $1,468,000. (For more information, please reference Item 7 of our Franchise Disclosure Documents for a breakdown of costs.)
A&W does not have a set financial requirement criteria, as we look at each situation independently. However, we do require that the applicant have the ability to acquire the financial resources necessary to develop a new A&W.
A&W does not provide financing, however, we are an approved Franchisor with the Small Business Administration for SBA lending. We can also provide recommendations for numerous other financial lending groups who are familiar with the A&W Franchise system and have assisted others in obtaining the necessary financing.
Our restaurants are successful in a variety of footprints ranging from 900-2,200 square feet.
We have A&W restaurants in all shapes and sizes. In addition to freestanding locations, we have prototypes for in-line, gas and convenience and non-traditional restaurants.
Yes, we can provide tools and guidance in selecting a site for development.
Anywhere from 6-18 months can be expected, and this process varies depending on the applicant, location and asset type. To begin, complete the online inquiry and you will be contacted by the Development Team who will explain the approval and development process in more detail.
A&W provides Management Training at our training facilities in Lexington, KY. In addition, we provide A&W Field Trainers at your location prior to opening to assist you in training your team. We also provide ongoing visits and refresher training to all Franchise Partners.
"The design team is very flexible. Our site size is extremely limited, but the design team’s collaboration with the architect made it a reality."
A printable guide to becoming a part of the A&W Franchise family.Toolkit download