I went today to the A&W at Mercer & John. An o.k. selection of sandwiches and *freshly baked* goods, but disappointed to see no espresso-based coffees. Just drip. The whole amalgamation of these two distinct brands is quite the mess and I truly hope it is temporary.
I was there too yesterday before going to a taping at the CBC Mothership. I wasn’t impressed by the meagre “grab and go” selection but it seemed to be doing well, with half the walk-in traffic taking advantage of it. Part of the old A&W seating area was closed off for more kitchen space.
But in a tight space like that, it didn’t benefit either brand that well.