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August 6th is our favorite day of the year: National Root Beer Float Day! This year, visit a participating location on the big day and celebrate at your local A&W Restaurant. Donations to DAV (Disabled American Veterans) are encouraged. Cheers!


Black and white drawing of A&W Root Beer Stand

It all started with a tiny Root Beer Stand. Entrepreneur Roy W. Allen set up shop on the streets of Lodi, California offering a brand new creamy and refreshing drink served in a frosty mug. It was a hot June day, and Allen thought his concoction would be the perfect accompaniment for the parade honoring the return of World War I veterans. His Root Beer was a hit — a unique and tasty, fresh-made blend of herbs, spices, barks, and berries that has remained a symbol of celebration, innocence, and camaraderie ever since.

A lot has happened and changed since those early days, but much remains the same. We continue to serve our signature made-fresh Root Beer in a frosty mug. On National Root Beer Float Day, we want to honor our company's roots by continuing to provide support for the homecoming of our service members. Visit a participating A&W Restaurant on August 6 and celebrate with us! As part of the celebration, we will be collecting donations for DAV (Disabled American Veterans). Contact your local A&W Restaurant directly to confirm promotion details.

DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Logo

Valid only on August 6, 2023, at participating locations. Promotion details may vary. While supplies last.