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Real Bites of A & W Drive-in Restaurant


Sun, Jan 22nd, 2012
Posted in All Real Bites

A savory BBQ Bacon Crunch Combo (single) accompanied by the world famous A & W Root Beer and a side of delicious fries. Photo by Jason Sethre

On a recent Monday evening, my wife and I decided to take our children out for dinner to the Simpson's A & W Drive-in Restaurant. I have been a lifelong A & W Root Beer fan, remembering my younger years when my parents would buy rootbeer at the A & W Drive-in by the liter. I can't quite put my finger on it, but root beer has never tasted better than at the nationally franchised A & W Drive-in Restaurant in a frosty cold mug.

On this particular evening, I ordered the new BBQ Bacon Crunch Combo (single). Absolutely delicious!

And, I do remember our children ordering chicken tenders and fries, because I usually end up making a clean sweep to scavenge for any excess food that may be tossed in the garbage. You might say I am always thinking about those children starving in other countries -- ingrained in my brain during my early childhood.

Beyond the great food accessible year-round at the good old fashioned drive-in where you can order and eat in your vehicle, or dine in the sit-down restaurant area with a jukebox and large flat screen TV, there's one unassuming and intangible thing about this restaurant owned by Mark and Kathy Simpson.

As with most locally owned restaurants, the owners truly care about the people in their community.

When Kathy Simpson heard about one of our employees, Sheena Suckow, battling cancer, she immediately asked what she could do to help. Within a week, she showed up at the Journal with a number of items to offer for the auction at Sheena's benefit held just a few weeks ago.

Folks, we are fortunate to have locally owned restaurants for many reasons. And, this is one of them. They step up to the plate and offer support whenever possible. Thank you, Mark and Kathy.

If you are interested in learning more about the Simpson's A & W Drive-in Restaurant, visit www.AWesomeAWdrivein.com.

Look for this feature every week in the Fillmore County Journal, along with online under the Real Bites section.

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