THE URBAN RESTAURANT
The Urban Franchise Associate program is a new way for young leaders to become A&W franchise owners with a lower upfront investment.
Under 35? Got ambition, energy and the drive to own a successful business? You’ll go through our 8-week training program and then work full time in a restaurant and get paid while you gain experience. When you’re ready A&W puts you in charge of your own franchise. Benefit from our proven business model and be part of the changing face of fast food.
$150K Cash up front and $430K total investment
Just starting out? Financial resources limited? Your youthful energy, ambition and willingness to learn are another kind of equity that’s important to the A&W family. Invest and we’ll help you reach your goal.
8 Weeks Training
A&W offers an extensive 8 week training program that covers everything from food service to restaurant management. You’ll also get ongoing support from our Operations team who will continue to help you as you build your business.
Work & Get Paid
While you wait for your restaurant to open you’ll earn a salary working in an existing A&W restaurant, gaining valuable hands-on experience.
Be the Boss
Owning an A&W franchise will put you in charge of your future. As your franchise’s profits grow, your earning potential increases.
As a young entrepreneur, the franchise model really appealed to me because if takes off a lot of the pressure. A&W guides you so you are not left alone. For someone who is starting in the business world, it is very helpful to have a company that can lead you with a clear vision.
- Jasmine Kaur, A&W Urban Franchise Owner
Our A&W highly successful urban restaurants are open late and serve high-traffic areas where hungry customers are close to the action.
- Located in busy areas open 24/7 for maximum profitability
- Modern look and feel that’s just right for a busy modern lifestyle
- 1,500 to 2,000 square feet with seating for up to 45
Partner with a Strong and Successful Top Tier Restaurant Brand
With over 900 locations nationwide, A&W is the second largest national burger chain in Canada. We’re also the fastest growing, with over $1B in annual sales.
Fully Canadian-owned, we’ve proudly served great-tasting burgers, hand-crafted onion rings, and frosted mugs of famous A&W Root Beer® since 1956.
Good food. Farmed with care. Served fast for a modern lifestyle
Canadians care about the environment, sustainability and maintain healthy eating for a healthy lifestyle. That’s part of A&W’s culture, too. In 2013, we embarked on a journey to source simple, great-tasting ingredients, farmed with care. We’re proud to have high standards when it comes to our food and you can taste it in everything we serve. We are the first national burger chain to serve beef raised without the use of hormones or steroids and chicken and pork raised without the use of antibiotics. These positive changes have been well received by our customers and are helping to fuel A&W's growth
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