6:05 pm Food

A&W are infamous for their Root Beer; let’s take a look at how their food competes with that.

Let’s see what was included:

  • 2 chicken tenders
  • fries/GoGo applesauce
  • choice of dipping sauce
  • small drink
  • coupon for free ice cream cone

Score: 8/10


The price came out to $5.05 after tax, $4.79 on the menu board. That’s a pretty good deal, considering you get 2 chicken tenders, choice of fries or applesauce, small drink, and a free cone. A meal under $5 for a kid’s meal is always a good price. This seems to be the standard, about $4-$8. Therefore, this is a good price for what you get.

Score: 8/10

Size Portions

The chicken tenders were smaller than the average tenders, about half actually. Usually, the tenders are about the size of your palm length– A&W’s tenders did not reach. I did get a good amount of fries, and a kid’s size drink. If I were an average sized kid under 12, it would fill me up though.

Score: 7/10

Dipping Sauces

  • Honey Mustard
  • Barbecue
  • Sweet & Sour
  • Jalapeno Ranch
  • Ranch

Their ranch was very buttermilky and thicker than past restaurants I’ve reviewed. Their ranch was a bit garlicky but not enough to realize unless you really focus on it. Plus, it’s gluten free!

Score: 8/10


The chicken tenders were good and the meat to breading ratio was alright. In my opinion, there was way too much chicken in comparison to breading. Also, the breading was either hard or soggy and would fall off. The fries had 2/100 on a scale of taste, it reminded me of cardboard aside from the crispy outside and soft inside. The ranch was the best part besides the classic Root Beer.

Score: 6/10


Score: 7.4

4 Responses
  1. Holly Schwaller :

    Date: November 10, 2020 @ 7:51 pm

    This seems like a great deal! I love A&W’s root beer floats and I typically do not get food from there. I will have to try this out.

  2. Nick Hogan :

    Date: November 11, 2020 @ 2:30 pm


    I really enjoy these blogs, and after reading last week I had to come back and see what you were trying next! I rarely eat at A&W; the last time I had their food was years ago. It definitely seems like a cheap meal if you’re in a pinch, but based on this review I don’t think I would go out of my way to get it. When ranch is the best part of a meal, it tells a lot about the quality of food that they are serving. I’m sorry to hear your experience wasn’t all that great, but I’m glad someone told me so I won’t make the mistake of unwittingly going there. Thanks!

  3. Sara Mentz :

    Date: November 11, 2020 @ 9:05 pm

    Yum! Looks good especially the price

  4. Nick Hogan :

    Date: November 11, 2020 @ 11:28 pm

    After reading through your blogs for the first time last week, I decided I had to come back and see what you were going to review next. I haven’t had A&W food in years, and had no idea it was so affordable! I love cheap fast-food meals; I know it isn’t going to be necessarily delicious but if I need something that will fill me up and is easy on the pockets, I’m willing to give it a shot. It does seem like you were slightly disappointed in this meal, as you said that the ranch was the second best thing next to their famous soda.

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