John Palumbo and Rooty the Great Root Bear

5 Questions With...John Palumbo, Sr. Director of Franchise Development

John Palumbo joined the A&W Restaurants family in 2021 as the Sr. Director of Franchise Development. Read on to find out John's favorite A&W menu item, an item on his bucket list, and more. 

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

Responsible New Growth. 

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

I used to be able to throw a baseball well with both hands.

Favorite A&W menu item?

Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders. 

What is one thing on your bucket list?

Tour the US in an RV to watch a baseball game in every MLB stadium. 

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

This one is easy…My Mom.  She is the strongest and sweetest person I've ever known. She is my role model and my superhero.

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