A&W Restaurants Spoofs Academy Awards with #AWcademyAwards Contest

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

LEXINGTON, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#AWcademyAwards–To play along with this year’s awards season, A&W
Restaurants
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.

Click
here
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
beef
Poultrygeist
Bridget Cones’ Dairy
Hope Floats
Hot
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
“Singlehandedly
responsible for bacon me cry.” – Burgertainment Weekly
“Lettuce all
agree: You need to see this film.” – Forks Illustrated
“Un-brie-lievable”
– Curds Curds Curds

Images available upon request.

Connect with A&W Restaurants at www.awrestaurants.com,
http://awfranchising.com,
www.facebook.com/awrestaurants,
https://twitter.com/awrestaurants,
www.instagram.com/awrestaurants,
www.pinterest.com/awrestaurants
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.

Contacts

Ritter Communications, LLC
Brad Ritter, 866-284-2170
britter@bradritter.com
or
Valerie
Killifer, 502-216-4670
vkillifer@bradritter.com