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Weather, ‘economic challenges’ drag on A+W sales

Canadian burger chain A+W cites “poor winter weather” in most regions and “economic challenges” in its Alberta and Saskatchewan markets for flat sales in its first quarter. The Vancouver-based burger and root beer chain on Tuesday booked total sales of $245.16 million for the quarter ending March 26, up 0.6 per cent from $243.8 million […] Read more

McDonald’s, A+W roll out all-day breakfast for Canada

Burger chains McDonald’s and A+W expect to dial up their demand for Canadian eggs as they offer all-day breakfasts alongside their beef and chicken wares across the country, starting next month. Toronto-based A+W announced Thursday it would be “the first national burger chain to offer all-day breakfast at its restaurants” coast-to-coast starting Feb. 27, after […] Read more


McDonald’s stock hits record high as turnaround takes hold

Reuters — McDonald’s Corp. shares hit an all-time high on Thursday after CEO Steve Easterbrook said a rebound in quarterly restaurant sales showed his turnaround plan is starting to work. Global sales at established restaurants were up a much better-than-expected four per cent in the third quarter, ending six straight quarters of flat or falling […] Read more