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A&W Drive-in
Ravenna, OH
This A&W Drive-in opened in 1956. It still features car hop service. [map]

A&W Drive-in
Middlebury, VT
This A&W Drive-in has been around since the 1950s. The original building is where the basement is now after the road had been built up. This A&W features car hops on roller skates. The sign was obviously modern. These photos are from 2003. By 2012, the canopy had been repainted the original orange and the sign was gone. [map]

former A&W Drive-in
Wentzville, MO
This A&W Drive-in was built in 1966. It has been Pete's Drive-in since 1996. The A&W fireplace is still there. For more, see this website. [map]

former A&W Drive-in
Merced, CA
This A&W Drive-in is now known as the H&W Drive-in. [map]

A&W's pilgrim hat shaped roof was designed by Trachte Brothers. The first one was installed in Edgerton, WI in 1965. Officially, these steel roofs were known as A&Ws "pagoda" design. Very few of the buildings with this design still house A&Ws. Most of the buildings have either been remodeled or house other businesses. Trachte also designed the pagoda roof first used by Kentucky Fried Chicken in 1968.

A&W Drive-in
Southgate, MI
A&W Drive-in
Wilmington, NY
This A&W Drive-in in Southgate features carhops. There is no dining room. [map]

The A&W Drive-in in Wilmington still features the oval type sign. The drive-in canopy portion has been converted to picnic table seating. [map]

A&W Drive-in
Iron Mountain, MI
former A&W Drive-in
Ypsilanti, MI
This A&W Drive-in in Iron Mountain still features the pilgrim hat building and car hop canopy. This location closes for winter. [map]

This former A&W Drive-in in Ypsilanti was built in 1972. The building housed Pacific Beach Burritos when this photo was taken in 2011. In 2014, the building was vacant. In 2016, the pilgrim hat had been removed and there was construction going on. [map]

former A&W Drive-in
Humboldt, IA
A&W Drive-in
Boonville, MO
This former A&W Drive-in in Humboldt has been known as the Backseat Diner since 2003. This drive-in features the canopy next to the building rather than extending away from it. I don't know if this was the original layout. [map]

This A&W Drive-in in Boonville was built in 1972. It features a vintage interior complete with the original Tiffany-style lights and pilgrim's hat fireplace. Does anyone know of any other A&W locations that still have a fireplace? The drive-in canopy at this location has been replaced with an addition to the building. These photos are from 2010. [map]

former A&W Drive-in
Tulsa, OK
A&W Drive-in
Janesville, WI
This former A&W Drive-in in Tulsa now houses a Coney I-Lander location. The interior still features an A&W fireplace. [map]

This A&W Drive-in in Janesville still has the fireplace feature inside. The original seats that surrounded it have been removed. These photos are from 2011. By 2013, the roof had been repainted orange. [map]

A&W Drive-in
Worland, WY
former A&W Drive-in
Las Vegas, NV
I believe this A&W Drive-in in Worland was built in 1971. [map]

This former A&W Drive-in in Las Vegas was also built in 1971. It now houses a TitleMax office. For more, see this website. [map]

former A&W Drive-in
San Jose, CA
former A&W Drive-in
Menlo Park, CA
This A&W Drive-in in San Jose now houses Mr. Chau's Chinese Fast Food. This photo is from 2014. The building was painted red in 2015. [map]

This A&W Drive-in in Menlo Park now houses Jason's Cafe. The drive-in canopy has been turned into a building addition. [map]

former A&W Drive-in
Las Vegas, NV
former A&W Drive-in
South Lake Tahoe, CA
This former A&W Drive-in in Las Vegas now houses Chicago Hot Dogs. The original pole sign was adapted and moved to the roof. This building looks smaller and the "pilgrim's hat" looks shorter than the others to me. [map]

This former A&W Drive-in in South Lake Tahoe is another example of these small buildings. The building was vacant when this photo was taken in 2014. It had most recently housed a Roberto's Taco Shop. The building now houses Wildman's 50's Drive-In. [map]

former A&W Drive-in
Grass Valley, CA
This former A&W Drive-in now houses the Big A Root Beer Drive-In. [map]

former A&W Drive-in
Redding, CA
This former A&W Drive-in has housed Fat Daddy's BBQ since 2002. [map]

former A&W Drive-in
Burley, ID
former A&W Drive-in
Twin Falls, ID
This former A&W Drive-in in Burley has housed Main Street Burger since 1989. [map]

This former A&W Drive-in in Twin Falls now houses Mister Burger. [map]

former A&W Drive-in
Loveland, CO
former A&W Drive-in
Montrose, CO
This former A&W Drive-in in Loveland was built in 1972. It now houses Fatso's Diner. This photo is from 2012. The building was damaged by a fire in 2013 but there are plans to reopen. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

This former A&W Drive-in in Montrose now houses a Drivers Education School. [map]

A&W Drive-in
Aztec, NM
This A&W Drive-in is another pilgrim hat era building repainted in the later turquoise color scheme. [map]

former A&W Drive-in
Albuquerque, NM
This former A&W Drive-in now houses Lam's Chinese Restaurant. It was built in the mid-1960s. [map]

former A&W Drive-in
Belen, NM
former A&W Drive-in
Chandler, AZ
This former A&W Drive-in in Belen housed Robel's Tacos when this photo was taken in 2012. By 2014, the building was housing Sandra's New Mexican Restaurant. [map]

This former A&W Drive-in in Chandler was built in 1974. The building now houses Long Wong's. [map]

A&W Drive-in
Franksville, WI
Like many other locations, this A&W Drive-in building had been repainted in the new A&W turquoise in recent years. By 2010, it had been painted back to the original orange and brown paint scheme. This photo is from 2011. For more, see their website. [map]

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