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former A&W Root Beer
Rochester, MN

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This former A&W Root Beer has housed Roscoe's Barbeque since 1981. The canopy was torn down when Roscoe's moved in. [map]

former A&W Root Beer
Chisholm, MN

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This former A&W Root Beer now houses The Stand. The plastic A&W sign is still visible behind the sign on the pylon. [map]

former A&W Root Beer
Cambridge, MN

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This former A&W Root Beer began housing Joe's on Main Street in 2006. Although the building has been heavily remodeled, the pylon sign is a giveaway as to its origins. Joe's closed and, by 2016, the building was housing the Everyday Cafe. [map]

former A&W Root Beer
Three Forks, MT

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This former A&W Root Beer has housed Remuda Coffee since around 2012. [map]

former A&W Root Beer
Grafton, ND

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This former A&W Root Beer opened in 1958. In 1975, it became the Westside Drive-in. [map]

A&W Root Beer
Boulder City, NV

2006:
2014:

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This former A&W Root Beer was built in 1968 and still features the old wedge style roof sign. It was repainted sometime after 2008. For more, see this website. [map]

New York:

Staten Island [vintage; gone]

former A&W Drive-in
Morrisville, VT

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This former A&W Drive-in was built in 1955. It housed Munchy's when this photo was taken in 2003. In 1983, it was known as The Snack Bar. This photo is from 2004. Since 2013, the building has been occupied by Yeah Baby's BBQ-N-Grill. By 2015, it was housing Sammy's. In 2017, Ornella's Northern Italian Restaurant occupied the building for a short time. The building now houses Siam Valley Thai. [map]

former A&W Drive-in
Waukesha, WI

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This former A&W Drive-in in Waukesha was built in 1937. It has housed John's Root Beer since 1972. [map]

former A&W Drive-in
Lander, WY

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This former A&W Drive-in now houses the Breadboard Sub Shop. [map]

The next three A&W Root Beer locations have square rather than triangulated pylons. I suspect this might have been an earlier design.

former A&W Root Beer
Cheboygan, MI

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This former A&W Root Beer has housed the Yeck Family Drive Inn since around 1986. [map]

former A&W Root Beer
Fremont, OH

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This former A&W Root Beer now houses Woody's Drive-in. It still features car hops and homemade root beer. For more, see this website. [map]

vintage A&W Drive-in photos
Owen Sound, ON

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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.

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