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    I had no idea these existed, but I drove by two of them on my trip. This is the one in Madisonville TN.




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    I think A&W is owned by Yum Brands, and that they also own KFC, Long John Silvers, taco Bell,and Pizza Hut.

    Before they were bought out I used 2 c A&W's like this in Oregon.

    About everywhere I go on the west Coast they have new buildings housing 2, 3 and more of the above mentioned brands.

    Pepsico used 2 own these restaurants B4 they spun them off, probably 2 raise money 4 Quaker/Gatorade.

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    we are lucky to have one of theese style places, that is not bundled with other brands, and has a drive in. pretty good food too.

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    There is an A&W drive in about an hour from me in Cortland, NY. There used to be a Stewarts drive in in Towanda, Pa but now it is a generic place.
    Whatcha gonna do mama now that the roast beef is gone?

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    Oh yea. For people who like stuff like this www.roadsidepeek.com
    Whatcha gonna do mama now that the roast beef is gone?

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    oh yeah, i passed a dog n suds drive in today on my way to gurnee. i diddnt get to stop though.

    [ 10-26-2006, 09:12 PM: Message edited by: Rob The SURGE Drinker ]

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    I stopped at a "real" A&W drive-in in Austin MN (hometown of SPAM...) last month. All we have near here are the sit-down A&W/Long John Silver combinations. But the root beer is still awesome.

    Indiana has got to be the mack daddy of Drive-In states, someday I want to road trip that route and OD on tenderloin and root beer.
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    I was familiar with the sit-down type A&W Restaurants, we used to have one near where I went to college (teamtitan can back me up on that). And I have also seen the cobranded versions (usually with a LJS), but I had no idea they had drive-ins.

    We used to have a Stewart's restaurant about 20 minutes from where I live, but it went generic.

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    I grew up in near a small town named Lockport,IL.
    There was a A&W drive we used to see as we traveled through the town. We use to stop in for frosty mugs of root beers. YUM This was over 30 years ago. A relic of the past, it closed and was eventually tore down.

    [ 11-06-2006, 04:07 PM: Message edited by: Mr Zabe ]
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    There's still an A+W drive-in/restaurant in Casper, WY, an old facility that still has the 70's-vintage statues of family of "Root Bears" holding various food/drink items on the roof of the drive-in.
    Give me some cane sugar real Pepsi in a glass bottle... and not Throwback!

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