I don’t know about you all, but one drink I have to have at least once a summer is a root beer float, and nobody does it quite like A&W Restaurants.
Their root beer and creamy vanilla soft serve is the perfect treat on a summer’s day, and seeing their logo on expressway signs has been enough to get me to pull off a few times!
I especially love their nostalgic locations, like the drive-in in Dexter. I mean, how cute is this spot? We don’t have many drive-ins near us, so it’s definitely something special to do with the kids!
On August 6th each year, the national chain celebrates its signature treat for National Root Beer Float Day.
Stop by any A&W Restaurant on Tuesday, August 6th for a free small Root Beer Float from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. — no purchase necessary. Offer is good for one free small A&W root beer float per person. Valid at participating locations while supplies last. Limit one per person.
Donations to DAV (Disabled American Veterans) are encouraged, so throw them a few bucks for such an awesome cause!
Learn more at rootbeerfloatday.com.
Greater SE Michigan A&W Restaurant locations:
- Auburn Hills
- Birch Run
- Grand Ledge
- Lincoln Park
- Mt. Morris
There are more, but I focused on the locations most relevant to the bulk of my readers. For a full list, check here.
History of the A&W Root Beer Float, courtesy of the website:
It all started with a tiny Root Beer Stand. Entrepreneur Roy W. Allen set up shop on the streets of Lodi, California offering a brand new creamy and refreshing drink served in a frosty mug. It was a hot June day, and Allen thought his concoction would be the perfect accompaniment for the parade honoring the return of World War I veterans. His Root Beer was a hit — a unique and tasty, fresh-made blend of herbs, spices, barks, and berries that has remained a symbol of celebration, innocence, and camaraderie ever since.
Enjoy your tasty treat!
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