Ever since I was a kid, I loved going to A&W. I remember how fun it was to have the food brought out to your car, with those little window trays, and root beer floats. Good stuff.
There aren't too many of the drive up ones around. I know there's one in Paso Robles. I make a point to stop there when I'm in that area, but that's pretty rare.
The last few months, I've noticed a sign for an A&W in my area. I was sure it wasn't going to be like the old ones, but one can hope for the best.
But, it gets built and opened up and I find that it's not only a normal looking fast food place with bright lights and a drive thru, it's also a combination KFC. That's nice, huh? Ruin my memories. Go ahead.
I understand the monetary reasons for doing these combination stores, but keep it to the places that I could care less about. There are enough Taco Bell/Pizza Huts around to cover the unrelated foods category without digging into my memories and ruining the nostalgia.