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How A&W Got Its Soul Back

After a corporate acquisition shook the restaurant chain's identity, Kevin Bazner helped it reconnect with its local roots
Source: David Yellen
David Yellen

Kevin Bazner spent 18 years working his way up to president and COO of A&W Restaurants. He loved helping across the country run their shops like small-town businesses. But in 2002, the company was acquired by Yum! Brands -- the corporate owner of KFC, and Pizza Hut -- and Bazner felt that local

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