The following chart shows the growth in same store gross sales by A&W restaurants in the years 2014 to 2018.

Same Store Growth

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With over 960 restaurants, A&W ranks second in the Canadian hamburger segment.

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A&W has shown steady overall system sales growth over a long period, achieving compound annual growth of 7.4% since 1998.

The following table shows the number of hamburger quick service restaurants operated in Canada in 2017 by the five leading brands.

Canadian Quick Service Restaurants - Selected Comparative Statistics

(as at December 31, 2017)1

Number of Restaurants Estimated Annual Sales (in millions) Market Share by Annual Sales
McDonald's 1,458 $5,000 66.1%
A&W 918 $1,239 16.4%
Wendy's 361 $635 8.4%
Burger King 282 $372 4.9%
Harvey's 282 $318 4.2%
Total 3,301 $7,564 100.0%

1. Source: Foodservice and Hospitality magazine, June 2018