A&W Canada and Country Style Donuts twinning a first for Canadian food industry

A&W Food Services of Canada Inc. and Country Style Foodservices Inc., working together in a strategic alliance, will officially open the first built from the ""ground-up"" fully integrated twinned restaurant in Canada on February 11th.

Media Alert
February 11, 2000

A&W Canada and Country Style Donuts twinning a first for Canadian food industry
Country Style Food Services Inc.

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 11 /CNW/ - A&W Food Services of Canada Inc. and Country Style Foodservices Inc., working together in a strategic alliance, will officially open the first built from the "ground-up" fully integrated twinned restaurant in Canada on February 11th.

After three years in development and a successful conversion in a well established A&W restaurant in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, the Mississauga restaurant will offer the popular fare of both companies at a single, fully integrated service counter.

"Now Canadians can have an A&W hamburger and Root Beer and finish the meal off with Country Style's coffee and fresh donuts," says Garry Macdonald, President and Chief Executive Officer, Country Style Foodservices Inc. "Both our companies have a history of firsts, and we feel this is a timely innovation that addresses the needs of today's customer," notes Jefferson Mooney, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, A&W Food Services of Canada Inc.

In attendance will be the CEO's of both companies as well as other senior company and industry executives. The Acting Mayor of Mississauga, Councillor Cliff Gyles, will also attend. A photo-op, including The Great A&W Root Bear with the two CEOs, will also be staged.

When: 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 11, 2000

Where: 1465 Aerowood Drive, Mississauga (west side of Dixie, one block south of 401)

Refreshments will be served to media guests

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For further information: Mark LaVigne, Hunter LaVigne Communications,
Phone: (905) 841-2017, Cell: (416) 822-6108, E-mail:
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