A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from January 07, 2022
“A&W stands for Amburgers and Woot Beer”

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Wikipedia: A&W Restaurants
A&W Restaurants is an American chain of fast-food restaurants distinguished by its burgers, draft root beer and root beer floats. Its origins date back to 1919 when Roy W. Allen set up a roadside drink stand to offer a new thick and creamy drink, root beer, at a parade honoring returning World War I veterans in Lodi, California. Allen’s employee Frank Wright partnered with him in 1922 and they founded their first restaurant in Sacramento, California in 1923. The company name was taken from the initials of their last names – Allen and Wright. The company became famous in the United States for its “frosty mugs” – the mugs were kept in a freezer and filled with A&W Root Beer just before being served to customers.
Cracker McJackson
“What does A&W stand for?”
“I’m pretty sure it stands for Amburgers and Woot Beer.”
4:56 PM · Apr 13, 2019·Twitter for Android
Donovan Woods
For those who don’t know, A&W stands for Amburgers and Woot Beer.
10:44 AM · Jan 5, 2021·Twitter for iPhone
Posted by u/Spindlebrook January 7, 2022
What does the “A&W” in A&W Restaurant stand for?
Amburgers and Woot Beer!
This is a classic and people don’t recognize. I remember hearing it from my dad as a child over 20 years ago.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityRestaurants/Bars/Coffeehouses/Food Stores • Friday, January 07, 2022 • Permalink

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