Bill Fry and Rooty the Great Root Bear

5 Questions With...Bill Fry, Sr. VP of Restaurant Support Services

Let’s get to know Bill Fry — A&W’s very own Senior Vice President of Restaurant Support Services & Supply Chain Management. Keep reading to find out the strangest job Bill has ever had, how long he's worked for A&W, and more!

If you were an A&W menu item, which one would you be and why?

I would be a Coney Cheese Dog because I have been selling Hot Dogs all my life. I am basically a Coney Cheese Dog.

The age-old Float question: Spoon or Straw?

Neither - I prefer my A&W Root Beer Float straight from our Frosty Mug.

What’s the strangest or weirdest job you’ve ever had?

I sold pet insurance over the phone before it was popular. The conversations usually went like this: “Good afternoon. Do you own a dog or cat?” *click*

What’s your favorite memory from your time with A&W?

Working with my talented daughter, Emily, along with all the 2nd and 3rd generation family members from our A&W team’s “classics” like me.

How long have you worked for A&W?

I have worked here for over a quarter of a century.

Vintage photo of Bill Fry