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A&W Restaurants Ranks 344th on Entrepreneur’s 2022 Franchise 500

The classic American restaurant franchise with 527 US locations landed at 344 after a year of growth with new and existing franchisees.

By Sheri Hill1851 Franchise Contributor
Updated 2:14PM 01/13/22

A&W Restaurants ranked 344th on Entrepreneur magazine’s 2022 Franchise 500 list.

Entrepreneur’s annual list examines trends in the franchising industry. The 43rd annual Franchise 500 highlights the unprecedented challenges faced over the last two years and the resilience of the franchising industry. Brands are recognized for their outstanding performance in areas including financial strength and stability, unit growth, and brand power. 

Those selected to be on the coveted list were evaluated for factors such as costs and fees, franchisee support, size and growth, brand strength and financial strength and stability. 

Established in 1919 in Lodi, CA as a roadside stand, A&W Restaurants now stands as a thriving part of the American experience. With 500-plus locations across the country, including 300 standalone restaurants, the brand remains a one-of-a-kind true original. Even its signature A&W Root Beer, served in an iconic frosty mug, is handcrafted at the restaurant. Franchise opportunities range from $269,000-$1,200,000.

For a full list of the 2022 Franchise 500 ranking, click here.