A&W Canada was part of the U.S.-based A&W Restaurants chain, but was sold to Unilever in 1972. In 1995 Unilever sold the company. It no longer has any corporate connection to A&W operations outside of Canada. The company has more locations than the United States even though the population is smaller in Canada.
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