Liz Bazner with Rooty the Great Root Bear

5 Questions With...Liz Bazner, Senior Director of Marketing

Liz Bazner has been a part of the A&W Restaurants Support Center team since 2012, but the brand has been part of her life for as long as she can remember. Today, Liz serves as the Senior Director of Marketing, sharing the love of good food and good times with A&W fans across the country. We caught up with Liz to discover her favorite A&W menu item, the classic character she would share a Float with, and more...

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

Strategy, teamwork, profitability.

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

I was actually a vegetarian for about 13 years, for most of my teens and part of my twenties. I often think about all the burgers and charcuterie plates I missed out on during that time!

Favorite A&W menu item?

Cheese Curds. Hands down. I love them plain, with Spicy Papa dipping sauce, I love the Sriracha Curd product extension — you really can’t go wrong with Wisconsin White Cheddar Cheese!

What advice would you give to your 16-year-old self? 

Give yourself the space to sit quietly and think about big decisions — the answers to most problems reveal themselves in stillness and silence. I would also say invest in Facebook but that hadn’t been invented yet when I was 16.

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

Eeyore. He’s not only my favorite character, but I feel like a Float would really help cheer him up!