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Eat + Drink July 4, 2017

A&W Singapore Comeback Proves Dreams Do Come True

A&W lovers rejoice because the company is finally making its return to Singapore.

American fast-food chain A&W is returning to Singapore after a 14-year hiatus.

The brand closed its last five outlets in Singapore due to corporate instability and struggling sales.

However, the company is now set to expand back into the region, starting with countries like Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore.

“We are on track to open 30 to 40 new restaurant a year between these four countries,” said A&W CEO Kevin Bazner in an email exchange with Yahoo Lifestyle. “Once the first location is open, we will begin actively franchising with a goal of opening our first franchise restaurant towards the back half of 2018.”

Bazner also added that the brand has already built a Singapore office in 2016, and is currently looking for “real estate for a flagship company restaurant in Singapore”.

The Singapore-based flagship restaurant is expected to open in 2018. In addition, it will also serve as a training store for the region.

For those unaware, A&W is America’s oldest franchise restaurant chain. It is famed for its root beer float, curly fries, Coney dogs, and waffles.

Who’s excited for the return of A&W? Let us know if you are!

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