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Tep's Drive-in
Augusta, WI
Tep's Drive-in appears to be a former A&W Drive-in. However, the pilgrim hat is considerably shorter than the ones I have seen. Perhaps this was an early design or maybe this drive-in building was just inspired by A&W. [map]

former A&W Drive-in [gone]
Austin, TX
A&W Drive-in [gone]
Cedar Rapids, IA
This A&W Drive-in in Austin housed Dan's Hamburgers when this photo was taken in 2011. By 2014, Dan's had a new building constructed.

This A&W Drive-in in Cedar Rapids opened in 1948. It has been closed since 2008 when it was completely submerged during a devastating flood. These photos are from 2010. The building was demolished in 2013. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

former A&W Drive-in
Bellingham, WA
The former A&W Drive-in has housed Boomer's Drive-in since 1989. [map]

former A&W Drive-in
Pasco, WA
former A&W Drive-in
Vantage, WA
This former A&W Drive-in in Pasco has housed Junior's Tacos since at least 2008. This photo is from 2015. [map]

This former A&W Drive-in in Vantage most recently housed Blustery's Burger Drive-in. The building was modified to increase the dining area. [map]

former A&W Drive-in
Anacortes, WA
A&W Drive-in
Visalia, CA
The former A&W Drive-in in Anacortes has housed the Fidalgo Drive-in since 2008. [map]

This A&W Drive-in pilgrim hat building in Visalia was painted green back in 2005. It has since been repainted the original orange. This photo is from 2013. [map]

former A&W Drive-in
Chester, CA
former A&W Drive-in
Susanville, CA
This former A&W Drive-in in Chester now houses the Locker Room Sports Grill. [map]

This former A&W Drive-in in Susanville has housed the Chinese Kitchen Restaurant since at least 2007. This photo is from 2016. [map]

A&W Drive-in
Portage, WI
A&W Drive-in
Pine City, MN
This A&W Drive-in in Portage had a turquoise roof for awhile. By 2012 when this photo was taken, it was back to the original orange paint. The pylon sign and neon letters at the roofline are recent additions. The original plastic sign is mounted on the shed at the back of the lot. For more, see this website. [map]

This A&W Drive-in in Pine City has been updated a bit. Does anyone know when it opened? [map]

A&W Drive-in (now Flushing A)
Flushing, MI
This A&W Drive-in was built in 1970. The "pilgrim hat" building has been modified. The original flat canopy was replaced with this zig-zag type at some point. In 2010, the restaurant went independent and is now known as the Flushing A. For more, see this website. [map]

former A&W Drive-in
Columbus, IN
This former A&W Drive-in now houses Becker's Drive-in. Becker's opened in 1949 at this location. The original building was demolished in the early 1960s and they erected then. I don't know when the relationship with A&W started or ceased. Today, Becker's makes its own root beer. [map]

former A&W Drive-in
Bend, OR
former A&W Drive-in
Coos Bay, OR
This former A&W Drive-in in Bend has housed the Pilot Butte Drive-in since 1983. [map]

This former A&W Drive-in in Coos Bay now houses the Stockpot Restaurant. [map]

A&W Drive-in
Florence, OR
This A&W Drive-in still offers car hop service. [map]

A&W Drive-in
Oakridge, OR
This A&W Drive-in also features car hop service. [map]

A&W Drive-in
Sweet Home, OR
former A&W Drive-in
Junction City, OR
Yet another still-operating, pilgrim hat style A&W Drive-ins. There seem to be more of these in Oregon than anywhere else in the country. [map]

This former A&W Drive-in has housed the Ting Sing Chinese restaurant since at least 2007. This photo is from 2016. [map]

former A&W Drive-in
Independence, OR
former A&W Drive-in
Baker City, OR
This former A&W Drive-in in Independence has housed the Jade Terrace Chinese restaurant since at least 2008. This photo is from 2016. [map]

This former A&W Drive-in in Baker City has housed the Country Cottage Cafe since at least 2007. This photo is from 2016. [map]

A&W Drive-in
Logan, UT
This A&W Drive-in was built in 1973. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

former A&W Drive-in
Cedar City, UT
former A&W Drive-in
Provo, UT
This former A&W Drive-in in Cedar City has housed Brad's Food Hut since at least 2004. For more, see this website. [map]

This former A&W Drive-in in Provo has housed the Malt Shoppe since at least the 1990s. [map]

former A&W Drive-in
Amarillo, TX
A&W Drive-in
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
This former A&W in Amarillo housed Menchie's Restaurant when this photo was taken in 2011. By 2017, the building was housing Havana Cuban Cuisine. [map]

This A&W Drive-in sign in Sault Ste. Marie is located at a still-operating location. This sign featured the Canadian Burger Family which includes Grandpa Burger. Grandpa Burgers were not made or used in United States restaurants or advertising. That sign panel has been replaced. However, a Burger Family sign is still installed on the building. [map]

A&W Drive-in [gone]
Sheldon, IA
This A&W Drive-in featured an original Teen Burger. This location added an untraditional broaster chicken with energy efficient light bulb eyes. These photos are from 2009. By 2012, this A&W had closed and the statues were gone. I don't know what became of the chicken statue. The Teen Burger statue is now at the A&W in Emmetsburg, IA. Since 2014, the building has housed the El Guacamole Mexican restaurant. For more Teen Burgers and other A&W Burger Family statues, see this page. For more broaster chickens like this, see this page. [map]

vintage A&W Drive-in photos
Owen Sound, ON
The Owen Sound A&W is a modern building. However, there was a display of vintage photo reproductions there in 2007. I believe all of the locations shown were in Canada. The first Canadian A&W opened in Winnipeg in 1956. For more, see this website.

More A&W Buildings and Signs:
Concord, CA [gone]
Lodi, CA [sign gone]
Sacramento, CA [map]
Jefferson, IA
Berkley, MI
Coloma, MI
Dearborn, MI
Dexter, MI
Frankfort, MI
Gaylord, MI
Grand Blanc, MI
Lansing, MI [vintage]
Paradise, MI [vintage; gone]
Delano, MN
Bismarck, ND
Staten Island, NY [vintage; gone]
Tallmadge, OH
Webster, SD
Madisonville, TN
Montpelier, VT
Brown Deer, WI
Chippewa Falls, WI
Hortonville, WI
Okinawa, Japan [vintage]

A&W installed fiberglass Burger Family statues at many of their locations. See this page for examples.

A&W also produced barrel-shaped buildings. See this page for examples.

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