In 1956, the first A&W drive-in restaurant in Canada opened on Portage Avenue in Winnipeg. Serving a delicious combination of great-tasting burgers, onion rings and frosted mugs of famous A&W Root Beer®—all from the smiling faces of friendly car hops—A&W proved to be an instant hit. A&W Restaurants quickly multiplied across the nation, flourishing through the late '50s and '60s.
At A&W, we're on a journey to source simple, great-tasting ingredients, farmed with care. We're proud to have high standards when it comes to our food and you can taste it in everything we serve. It's all part of our commitment to serve you food you can feel good about.
For us, great burgers come first. So it's only natural that we're the first and only national burger restaurant in Canada to serve beef raised without the use of hormones or steroids. We're also the first and only national burger restaurant in Canada to serve chicken raised without the use of antibiotics. Our eggs are farmed right here in Canada, from hens fed a vegetarian diet without animal by-products. We're also proud to serve organic, Fairtrade coffee blended for us by Master Roaster Van Houtte.