A&W Restaurants Spoofs Academy Awards with #AWcademyAwards Contest

Enter and win weekly prizes on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and

LEXINGTON, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#AWcademyAwards–To play along with this year’s awards season, A&W
invites movie buffs to participate in the
#AWcademyAwards Sweepstakes. Throughout February, social media users may
share their spoofs of movie titles, vote for their favorite
#AWcademyAwards nominees – such as Matthew McCurdnaughey, Spice C. Papa
and Reeses Withaspoon – submit tongue-in-cheek movie reviews and chuckle
at movie
poster parodies

The contest runs Feb. 1- 28, 2017, with 20 weekly prizes randomly
awarded to fans on the A&W social channels. Prizes include A&W Gift
Checks, limited edition golden mini mugs, orange bowties and an
invitation to join A&W’s Feb. 26 live Tweet-along of the Academy Awards.
Fans can play along on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat using
the hashtag #AWcademyAwards.

for official rules.

“Like the Academy Awards, A&W is a part of American pop culture,” said
Sarah Blasi, vice president of Marketing. “We know that many social
media users love movies. This online giveaway and live-tweet will be
buzz-worthy and a fun way to involve our current and new fans in an
event that’s sure to be a trending topic. Plus, when we started thinking
of funny movie titles, we just couldn’t stop!’”

Here are some of the early nominees for best spoofs and reviews:

AWcademy Awards Spoof Titles

American Fry
The curdfather
Mean swirls
Beauty and the
Bridget Cones’ Dairy
Hope Floats
Dog Time Machine

AWcademy Awards Spoof Reviews

“Let me be frank, I loved this film.” – Hot Dog Daily
“Really got
to the ‘root’ of my emotions” – Harper’s Bizarre
responsible for bacon me cry.” – Burgertainment Weekly
“Lettuce all
agree: You need to see this film.” – Forks Illustrated
– Curds Curds Curds

Images available upon request.

Connect with A&W Restaurants at www.awrestaurants.com,
and www.youtube.com/user/awmugclub

America’s first and oldest restaurant chain, A&W still makes Root
Beer fresh in the restaurants from real cane sugar, water and a
proprietary blend of herbs, bark, spices and berries that are served in
a frosty mug along side burgers, fries, chicken tenders and other All
American Food® favorites. There are 1,100 locations worldwide.


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