A&W Food Services of Canada, Inc. is a Canadian fast food restaurant chain. The chain was originally part of the U.S.-based A&W Restaurants chain, but was sold to Unilever in 1972, and then bought by its management in 1995.
It no longer has any corporate connection to A&W operations outside of Canada.
The Canadian operation is owned and operated by the privately held A&W Food Services of Canada Inc., based in North Vancouver, British Columbia. In December 2013, A&W was Canada’s second-largest quick service restaurant burger chain with 850 outlets after McDonald’s with 1,400 outlets.
Traded as: TSX: AW.UN
Industry: Fast food
Founded: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (1956; 64 years ago)
Headquarters: North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Products: Root beer, hamburgers, chicken burgers, veggie burgers, onion rings, french fries, sweet potato fries, breakfast items, and previously, hot dogs
Parent: A&W Restaurants (1956–1972); Unilever (1972–1995)