What could be better on a hot summer’s day than root beer topped with a swirl of vanilla soft serve ice-cream? A root beer float that’s free.
On Friday August 6 you can enjoy just that—as between 2-8 p.m participating A&W restaurants across the U.S. will give away free, small floats and collect donations for Disabled American Veterans.
A&W’s National Root Beer Float Day celebration partners with Disabled American Veterans, and since 2013 the franchise has raised more than $800,000 for veterans groups during these float days.
“A&W has a long history of supporting veterans,” said A&W CEO Kevin Bazner in a statement—and on Friday, they hope to raise $200,000 for the organization serving more than one million veterans annually.
America’s first and oldest restaurant chain, A&W still makes Root Beer fresh in each restaurant from real cane sugar, water, and a proprietary blend of herbs, bark, spices, and berries that are served in a frosty mug alongside burgers, fries, chicken tenders, and other favorites.