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Root Beer Float Day 2023
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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 receive a FREE small Root Beer Float! As part of the celebration, we will be collecting donations for DAV (Disabled American Veterans).

DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Logo

Offer good for one free small A&W Root Beer Float. Valid only on August 6, 2023, at participating locations. While supplies last. Limit one Float per person.