A&W Root Beer is a refreshing soft drink beverage. A&W stands for the founder’s last names, Allen and Wright. A&W was first introduced to War World I veterans, who were the founders test market. What started out as a root beer stand, quickly converted into curbside service and then a major, national franchise with more than 170 stores in 1933. Up until the 1970s, A&W was only available on tap at an A&W restaurant. A&W Root Beer is sold today in bottles and cans and on tap. There is a sugar-free variety, regular and diet. A typical 8 oz. serving of A&W Root Beer has 120 calories and 31 sugars. Save on A&W Root Beer today. Coupons and discounts are a click away!