The Fascinating Truth Behind These Iconic American Brand Names

Image: Tim Boyle/Getty Images

They’re brand names we see in our everyday lives but how often do we stop and think about where they actually come from? In fact, a little research into the background of some of America’s most famous product names throws up truly unexpected facts. Read on to find out about a few of the most unexpected brand name origins and meanings.

Image: Facebook/A&W Restaurants

Hamburgers washed down with a root beer served in a frosted tankard; what could be more American? That may well explain why A&W Restaurants have been a much-loved U.S. dining staple since its origins in 1919. The initial business was a roadside stall run by Roy W. Allen and Frank Wright. Four years later the first proper restaurant opened in Sacramento, California and Allen and Wright became A&W.

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT