Products: Fast Food
Headquartered In: North Vancouver, BC
Canadian Owned: Yes
Though originally a part of the American A&W fast food chain when founded in Winnipeg, MB in 1956, A&W was sold to Unilever, a British-Dutch company in 1972. However, the management bought out the chain in 1995, eliminating any corporate ties outside of Canada. Now, A&W is based in North Vancouver, BC, employing over 35,000 people as of 2016. With A&W being the second largest fast food burger chain in Canada, with over 850 restaurants, you shouldn’t be hard-pressed to find one next time you feel the urge for a burger.