Frequently Asked Questions

What does A&W stand for?

After setting up the first A&W Root Beer stand in California in 1919, Roy Allen partnered with Frank Wright to name their beverage A&W. The two partners then set out to open more root beer stands all across the United States. For more information about the origin of A&W, be sure to check out our A&W History section.

How do I find A&W in my area?

A&W is nationally distributed throughout stores in the U.S. via a network of local bottlers. To find out where you can buy A&W in your local area call (800) 696-5891 (U.S. residents only).

How do I find out about A&W promotions?

A&W has a number of local and national promotions every year. Don't miss out! To receive an email on upcoming A&W promotions, be sure to Join the Club! To ask a general A&W promotion question call (800) 696-5891 (U.S. residents only).

What's the shelf life of A&W?

All diet products: 13 weeks. Glass, cans, sweetened products: 39 weeks. All plastic bottles: 13 weeks.

Is A&W part of a larger company?

Yes. Along with a number of other great brands, A&W is owned by Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc.

Where is Dr Pepper/Seven Up located?

Our corporate office is in Plano, Texas, about 25 miles north of Dallas. Our soft drink concentrate manufacturing facility is in St. Louis, Missouri, and we have sales professionals throughout the United States.