About Indianola A & W Drive In
It started with cold, creamy Root Beer on a hot day, and the rest, as they say, is history.
A&W has a long history in this country, beginning with the first A&W Root Beer stand in 1919. Chain founder Roy Allen handed out his first handmade soda during a parade in Lodi, CA, to welcome home returning WWI vets.
Almost a century later, we have more than 625 restaurants from coast to coast (including a couple in Alaska), we make our Root Beer fresh in stores daily, and were still deeply connected to the small-town communities that have supported us all these years.