Saturday, September 5, 2009


Who knew? There are still A&W restaurants around. They no longer have the full family of burgers (I always liked the Teen Burger without mayo (the scourge of the burger world) because it had bacon way before bacon cheeseburgers were on everyone else's menu), only the Papa Burger. They're now owned by Yum Franchises, the same conglomerate that does Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and Long Gross Silvers. Is this a fairly recent acquisition? The one we went to was also a KFC. Sure wasn't as good as it used to be back when they were drive–ins, or even at the one in Sycamore Mall. I had a bacon cheeseburger, which the bitchy, disinterested teenage girl cashier and the slightly older supervisor had a hell of a time finding on the register. Kim had a coney cheese dog, which she had to eat with a spork because the chili was so runny and soaked the bun. We both had root beer floats, the best part of our meal.


Leo said...

When we were kids, there was an A&W up in Sigourney on the site where Pizza Hut used to be. It was a drive in. We didn't go there a lot, but I remember it being a special summer treat that we'd do every once in a while on a hot summer evening. I still can remember how good the root beer was, and yep, the teen burger was my fav too.

Today, we have an 'A&W' at the Travelmart over by the Casino in Riverside. Sounds like the same menu as you have. It amazing how most gas station/conv. stores now have a fast food chain in them...a Subway or Quiznos usually. The Travelmart also has a Godfathers Pizza there, which is actually quite good-same yummy pizza as at the restaurant in IC. They also sell by the slice. That's handy for a snack before a gig.

Armpit Studios said...

Ah, Godfathers. There's one over near where we used to live that we haven't been to in a few years. Might have to do that again one of these days.