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Author Topic: 100 Years of Drive-In Food  (Read 135 times)
RJBowman
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« on: October 18, 2019, 05:25:29 pm »

My local A&W restaurant has posters up in the store announcing their 100th anniversary. Elsewhere on this forum is a topic I started about automat restaurants. I see drive ins as another side of the coin; another dining experience that could only exist in the age of machines.

I'm having a hard time finding a decent article about A&W's early history. Google is giving the top ranks to A&W's own commercial web site, which just wants to promote their current restaurants, and most of the other stuff I'm finding is behind paywalls or requires sign-ins. Here's a link to the rather lackluster Wikipedia page:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A%26W_Restaurants

If someone knows of an article that has more information about the chain's early days, or it's historical impact and connections with the adoption of the automobile, could you please link to it?
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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2019, 01:32:09 am »

Ah My Dear Bowman , your wish is my command

wellllll firstly allow me to interject ....   google IS evil

just look:
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=google+is+evil&atb=v152-7__&ia=web

duckduckgo is your friend, and offers fewer advert type thingies

the official history
https://www.awfranchising.com/research/aw-history/

https://www.aw-drivein.com/aw-restaurant-history/

fun facts
https://www.thrillist.com/eat/nation/the-history-of-aw-restaurants-aw-root-beer

http://mentalfloss.com/article/69714/12-frosty-facts-about-aw-restaurants

most of the rest is duplicate or about getting a franchise

yhs
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