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The 15 Oldest Restaurant Chains in the Country

Reader's Digest Logo By Emma Kumer of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 14: That’s right—the root beer kings founded the first-ever chain restaurant in America. By the 1970s, A&W even had more locations open than McDonald’s. Today, they aren’t known for their food as much as they are for their root beer… but we wouldn’t have it any other way. Pick up some A&W to make our Root Beer Float Cake.

A&W (1919)

That’s right—the root beer kings founded the first-ever chain restaurant in America. By the 1970s, A&W even had more locations open than McDonald’s. Today, they aren’t known for their food as much as they are for their root beer… but we wouldn’t have it any other way. Pick up some A&W to make our Root Beer Float Cake.
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