Ben Laborio and Rooty the Great Root Bear

5 Questions With...Ben Laborio, Controller

The newest '5 Questions With...' spotlight is all about Ben Laborio, who joined the A&W Restaurants family back in 2018. Read on to learn an item on Ben's bucket list, his surprising ties to Nickelodeon, and more! 

Can you describe your role at A&W using just 3 words?

Stewardship, leadership, planning

What’s one thing people would be surprised to know about you? 

Back in the mid-90s I participated in a Nickelodeon game show taping as a kid while on a trip to Florida. I don’t think it ever made it to air, but I just remember slime!

Favorite A&W menu item? 

I’m going away from the usual menu items selected here and saying the Lemonade Shake for this year's summer sales event. It was refreshing on a hot day!

What is one thing on your bucket list? 

Take a soccer trip through Europe and experience the atmosphere of the biggest and oldest soccer stadiums/clubs in the world.  

If you could share a Root Beer Float with anyone in the world, who would it be and why?

My grandfather, who passed away when I was in high school. A&W was a restaurant we frequented with him, and I’d love to catch him up on the family. He gave great advice!

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