A&W Restaurants all started with a tiny root beer stand in 1919. Entrepreneur Roy W. Allen set up shop on the streets of Lodi, California, offering a new creamy and refreshing drink served in a frosty mug. It was a hot June day, so Allen thought his concoction would be the perfect accompaniment for the parade honoring the return of World War I Veterans.
His root beer was a hit—a unique and tasty American beverage that has remained a symbol of celebration and camaraderie ever since.
And, to this day, the chain’s signature beverage is still made fresh on-site with real cane sugar and a proprietary blend of herbs, bark, spices and berries.
Did you know August 6 is National Root Beer Float Day? To celebrate the iconic sweet treat, on August 6, 2023, A&W Restaurants is giving customers a FREE small Root Beer Float at participating locations — no purchase necessary.
Limit one float per customer, while supplies last.
As a part of the celebration, the restaurant chain will also be collecting donations for Disabled American Veterans.
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