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Until the next Root Beer Float Day

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Free Floats for All!

August 6th is National Root Beer Float Day, the one day every year when we celebrate our signature treat. A&W Root Beer and rich, creamy vanilla soft serve—it doesn't get much better than that. So stop in to any A&W Restaurant location on August 6th for a free small Root Beer Float from 2 pm to 8 pm – no purchase necessary! Donations to the Disabled American Veterans encouraged. Cheers!

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Honoring Our Veterans Since 1919

It all started with a tiny Root Beer Stand. Entrepreneur Roy W. Allen set up shop on the streets of Lodi, California, offering a brand new creamy and refreshing drink served in a frosty mug. It was a hot June day, and Allen thought his concoction would be perfect accompaniment for the parade honoring the return of World War I veterans. His Root Beer was a hit—a unique and tasty, fresh-made blend of herbs, spices, barks and berries that has remained a symbol of celebration, innocence and camaraderie ever since.


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National Root Beer Float Day 2018, Supporting Disabled American Veterans

A lot has happened and changed since those early days, but much remains the same. We continue to serve our signature made-fresh Root Beer in a frosty mug. We continue to welcome guests all across the country into our doors to enjoy great times over great food. But as National Root Beer Float Day Approaches on August 6th, we want to honor our company’s roots by continuing to provide support in the homecoming of our service members.

We ask you to join us on August 6th as we celebrate National Root Beer Float Day. Stop in to your local A&W Restaurant for a FREE small Root Beer Float from 2 pm- 8pm. As a part of the celebration, we will be collecting donations for Disabled American Veterans.


Fulfilling our promises to the men and women who served


We are dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. We accomplish this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.

To get involved and learn more, visit dav.org 



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