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The American fast-food giant A&W looks set to close all 26 branches in Thailand as the economic fallout of Covid-19 takes its toll. According to a Nation Thailand report, Global Consumer Plc, which owns the Thai franchise, is seeking board approval to close all branches in the kingdom. Global Consumer’s annual report shows that last year alone, A&W outlets in Thailand suffered losses of over 70 million baht. Multiple lockdowns and the changing behaviour of customers are being blamed for the losses, with most branches located in shopping centres that were shuttered for much of the pandemic. However, according to […]

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Just wondering if any Thaiger writers take any time to review their articles before publishing:

The A&W fast-food chain started life as a roadside shack in the city of Lodi, California in 2019. Its famous root beer was concocted for the first time on a hot dog cart during a parade. The shack became a restaurant in 1923”

So it started life 100 years after it became a restaurant 😆

 

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34 minutes ago, Pompies said:

No loss. Thankfully one less place where Thai children can consume unhealthy drinks and foods.

Plenty of places exist for that. Schoolchildren can’t wait to get out of class to consume kanom treats just outside their school 😕

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1 minute ago, ThaiEyes said:

Plenty of places exist for that. Schoolchildren can’t wait to get out of class to consume kanom treats just outside their school 😕

Yes, reminds me of when I was a kid, especially the internal school tuck shop, which was full of all that great unhealthy stuff we queued up for, then home for egg and chips, cooked in beef fat, of course.........

 

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