Hayley and Rooty

5 Questions With...Hayley Smallwood, Director of Human Resources

In 2021, Hayley Smallwood joined the A&W Restaurants Support Center Team. Today she serves as the Director of Human Resources and works closely with our AWesome team. We caught up with Hayley to learn more about her role, who she would share a Float with, and more…

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

People, People, People

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

Creativity is a huge part of my life and I’ve dabbled in just about every kind of creative hobby out there. Photography, writing, painting, singing, theatre, embroidering, digital art, etc.

If you were an A&W Menu Item, which one would you be and why?

Sriracha Cheese Curds with Spicy Papa Sauce to dip. I can seem a little basic, but I have some surprises hidden under there! Plus I LOVE spicy food.

What’s one item on your bucket list?

At some point in my life, I’d like to live (or take a very long vacation) in a different country. France preferably!

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

This is really hard for me. Probably Stevie Nicks or Julie Andrews. Two totally different, strong women in music. Would love to hear both of their stories.