The following chart shows the growth in same store gross sales by A&W restaurants that are in the royalty pool in the years 2017 to 2021.
With over 1,025 restaurants, A&W ranks second in the Canadian hamburger segment(2).
A&W has shown steady overall system sales growth over a long period, achieving compound annual growth of 6.7% since 2000.
(1) “Royalty Pool Same Store Sales Growth” is a non-IFRS supplementary financial measure. Refer to the “Non-IFRS Measures” section of the Fund's MD&A for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2021 for further details on how Royalty Pool Same Store Sales Growth is calculated and used to assess the Fund's performance. View the Fund's MD&A for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2021.
(2) Source: NPD Group Canada