Multi-unit franchisees reintroduce A&W to Arnold, Missouri
A&W returns to Arnold, Missouri. With plans to open by mid-October, the new location will be owned by Jim Sprick and Jim Sill. The pair previously reintroduced St. Charles, Missouri to the brand in 2019 and will add another restaurant in Belleville, Illinois next spring, according to a press release.
“We plan to grow with the brand and would like to open additional stand-alone models. Once upon a time, the St. Louis market had 13 locations and we have two additional locations under development in the market,” Sill said in the statement. “A&W, which is over 100 years old, is enjoying a period of renaissance. We are finding that the brand is particularly popular in historic cities, where A&W existed 30 or 40 years ago but closed. This is a big reason for which we have chosen to open this location to Arnold. “
“We have continued to seek franchise opportunities with A&W due to the corporate infrastructure and business model. We are able to easily communicate with A&W decision makers like CEO Kevin Bazner,” said Sprick in the press release. “The company team is approachable and we feel we get along when we have an idea. We feel comfortable communicating and collaborating with the team to discuss how we want to design a restaurant. . “
The franchise expects to reach 20 units in markets across the country by the end of 2021. Other major markets to develop include the upper Midwest including Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, ‘Iowa and Wisconsin.
A&W has 500 branches across the country, including 300 stand-alone restaurants.