Popular American fast food chain A&W is ready to set up stores in Singapore once again after exiting the market more than 10 years ago.
According to Yahoo Singapore, A&W CEO Kevin Bazner said that the company has had an office in Singapore since 2016, and it is looking to open 30 to 40 new restaurants a year across Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.
Standing for “Allen and Wright”, A&W is currently looking for “real estate for a flagship company restaurant in Singapore”, which “will serve as a training store for Southeast Asia”.
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“Once the first location is open, we will begin actively franchising with a goal of opening our first franchise restaurant towards the back half of 2018,” Bazner said to Yahoo.
Home to the iconic root beer float, Coney dogs and curly fries, A&W was the very first fast food franchise to set up shop in Singapore when it debuted there in 1966 at Dunearn Road.
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The fast food restaurant became hugely popular in Singapore and remained as the only fast food chain on the island for 11 years.
Its success paved the way for other fast-food chains like KFC and McDonalds, which launched in Singapore in 1977 and 1979, respectively.
Due to stiff competition with other chains, A&W shut five of its remaining outlets in 2003.