A&W Restaurants are a chain of fast food restaurants distinguished by its draft root beer and root beer floats. A&W was actually the first successful franchise company: the franchises began around 1921 in California. The company identity was taken from the surnames of partners Roy W. Allen and Frank Wright. The menu of this restaurant includes though is not limited to hamburgers, french fries and hot dogs. The restaurant has many places all over the world as well as the United States.