A&W Root Beer Stands (page 5)

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A&W Drive-in
Iron River, WI
This A&W Drive-in opened around 1955. These photos are from 2011. [map]

former A&W Root Beer
Sparta, WI


This former A&W Root Beer housed Chopper's Drive Inn until 2007. The business used this giant hamburger as its sign. The burger is gone now. Sparta is home to FAST Fiberglass which most likely produced this hamburger. There was an apparently identical giant hamburger in Suring, WI. It's possible that the burger from Sparta was relocated to Suring.

In 2009, it became Rudy's Drive-in. It is the company's second location (see the one in La Crosse below). This roller skating A&W bear statue must have been produced by FAST. I believe it is modern and unique. This location has no indoor seating. The car hops wear roller skates. [map]

former A&W Root Beer
La Crosse, WI
This former A&W Root Beer opened in 1966. It now houses Rudy's Drive-in. The Rudy family has owned several A&W in Wisconsin over the years, dating back to 1933. There are roller skating car hops and indoor seating at this location. For more, see this website. [map]

former A&W Root Beer
Oshkosh, WI
This former A&W Root Beer opened in 1948 as the Southside A&W Drive-in. It has been been Ardy & Ed's Drive-in since the 1970s. The restaurant continues to make its own root beer which is available in take-home containers. The car hops wear roller skates. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

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