A&W confirms plans to open Prince Rupert location

While rumours have been circulating, A&W confirmed today that the chain will be opening a new location in Prince Rupert in the near future.

A&W is planning to open a location in the upper parking lot of the Rupert Square Mall.

A&W is planning to open a location in the upper parking lot of the Rupert Square Mall.

While rumours have been circulating, A&W confirmed today that the chain will be opening a new location in Prince Rupert in the near future.

“We have been in conversation with the Rupert Square Mall for a number of months about putting a free-standing restaurant with the mall, and I am pleased to say that we have reached a conditional agreement to do so. I say conditional because there are a number of conditions that we need to satisfy first,” said A&W spokesperson Patti Parente, noting that the restaurant will be located in the upper mall parking lot.

“I would like to say that it could potentially be complete in late 2012, but it could go on into 2013.”

This will be the second time A&W had a location in Prince Rupert, with the previous one closing many years ago.

“We’re looking forward to coming back to Prince Rupert and bringing the great taste of A&W to town,” said Parente.