A&W returning to S'pore Halal-certified in 2018

Good business decision.

Belmont Lay| July 07, 02:49 PM

A&W has confirmed it is returning to Singapore in 2018.

And it has also confirmed it will be Halal-certified when it does.

President and CEO Kevin Bazner said all beef patties will be sourced from Australia, while fresh chicken supply will predominantly be sourced in the region and prepared locally.

Singaporeans can look forward to all-time favourites, such as fried chicken, burgers, Coney Dogs, waffle ice cream, curly fries, and root beer floats served in frosty mugs.

No specific location for Singapore outlets has been confirmed as yet, but the CEO said restaurants will be "opening in key neighborhood towns or regions as well as commercial malls and central business districts".

A&W's return to Singapore has been in the works since 2011.

The company A&W Restaurants Inc took back ownership from Yum! Brands that year, which had acquired the American company previously in 2003.

In 2003, after A&W Restaurants Inc was acquired, all Singapore A&W outlets were shut.

The comeback is also the result of strong consumer demand.

Bazner said: “A&W Restaurants receives daily requests via social media and other channels to bring the brand back to Singapore. To put this into perspective, hundreds of requests from potential franchisees are recorded each year.”

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