Canada's 2nd largest burger restaurant continues tremendous growth
MONTRÉAL, Nov. 22, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - A&W Food Services of Canada Inc.
is celebrating the opening of its 800th restaurant in Canada. Located in downtown Montréal at 655
President-Kennedy Avenue, near McGill University, the new restaurant
opened its doors to welcome burger lovers yesterday.
"With 34 new restaurants across the country in 2013, and over 70
openings in the past two years, we are pleased with A&W's rapid
expansion," says Paul Hollands, President and CEO of A&W Food Services
of Canada Inc. "Day after day, the entire A&W team is committed to
offering our guests an exceptional experience, and serving a delicious
menu featuring the classic Teen Burger®, the most famous member of the
iconic Burger Family®. Today, we are thrilled to open our 800th restaurant in the country, and our 6th urban concept restaurant in downtown Montréal, and we are looking
forward to a continued high pace of expansion."
A sustained expansion in Québec
With more than 100 restaurants in Québec and nearly 200 in Ontario, the
nationwide burger restaurant once again confirms its aggressive
expansion strategy. The chain's rapid growth in the province and across
the country can be attributed to the quality of its products, a solid
development plan, its innovative urban concept, and a great team of
passionate franchisees and corporate staff.
"Since the opening of our 100th restaurant in Québec last March, A&W has continued its expansion in the
province. In fact, over the last few months, we have opened five new
restaurants in Berthierville, Notre-dame-des-Prairies, Donnacona,
Beauport and Montréal (Côte-Vertu Blvd.). Another restaurant is
expected to open its doors in Longueuil by the end of 2013," says Susan
Senecal, Chief Marketing Officer, A&W Food Services of Canada Inc.
A&W's great-tasting burgers now even better
In September, A&W announced that it would now only serve beef raised
without any added steroids or hormones, and containing no preservatives
or additives. "I am thrilled to be part of this major shift and to
offer Quebecers real great-tasting burgers," says Carl Souillat,
franchise owner of the country's 800th A&W restaurant, located in Montréal.
A&W is Canada's second largest hamburger chain with:
800 restaurants in Canada
106 restaurants in Québec
Over 50 restaurants in the Greater Montréal Area
The urban concept
The urban concept restaurant is a more modern version of traditional A&W
restaurants. These locations meet the needs of guests who live, work or
study in high density urban neighbourhoods. Featuring contemporary
designs, and new service features, these restaurants provide a new
twist on the Home of the Burger Family.
A&W Food Services of Canada Inc. is owned entirely by Canadian interests and represents one of the
country's foremost brands in the food service industry. A&W boasts
800 locations from coast to coast, making it Canada's second largest
hamburger chain. A&W restaurants offer famous food items, such as the
Burger Family® line of hamburgers, the Teen Burger®, Chubby Chicken®, A&W Root Beer® and the new Buddy Burgers®. For more information, please visit www.aw.ca. A Québec website designed for potential franchisees is also available:
SOURCE: A&W Food Services of Canada Inc.
For further information:
To schedule an interview with a spokesperson or to obtain more information, contact:
Jeanne Le Cours-Hébert
Massy Forget Langlois Public Relations
514 842-2455, extension 23