When I first saw that a couple of new A&Ws were opening on Robson Street last year, I figured that they would be similar to the locations operating out of a typical mall food court. I later read in the newspaper that they would be a different type of concept A&W that was targeted at the downtown crowd and came with new amenities such as self-serve ordering machines. The decor was also a little more modern looking with a throwback feel to the original A&Ws so Jenkins and I decided to check it out one day for lunch.
I ordered a Teen Burger combo, which is what I normally order when I go to A&W. As you would probably expect, the burger tasted the same as any other A&W but I really liked the presentation of my combo. My Coke came in a tall, frosted mug and my fries came in a steel mesh basket. While the flavours and taste of my food were typical of any other A&W, I liked the feel of the A&W and especially enjoyed the frosted mug for my drink.
I walk past at least one of the Robson Street A&Ws fairly frequently and I often see someone in front handing out coupons. If you are hungry and in the neighborhood, it may be worthwhile to go check it out.
450 Robson Street, Vancouver (and various locations)