The A&W Drive-in (3989 US-411) on our path to Atlanta ended up being in Madisonville, Tennessee. One of the things that I asked about when I visited the A&W restaurant headquarters was the addresses of all the A&W drive-ins in the area.
We were headed straight down from Lexington, Kentucky, to Atlanta, Georgia. After I made a big deal about wanting to eat from curb service at an A&W, Marcela and I ended up ordering from the window.
We then sat on a bench where we shared our food. I know sharing is a bad word when it comes to tasty food.
We like to share food on these long road trips since we make multiple stops. Also, it’s the only way to eat at every restaurant that looks great from city to city.
We kept it simple this time with a Papa Burger, fries, and a root beer float. The Papa Burger is a double cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, and A&W Papa Sauce.
The bun is fluffy and comes toasted as well. No complaints here; Papa hit the spot.
The fries were crispy, and after the ketchup dipping action, they disappeared before we knew it.
I’m almost embarrassed to discuss the A&W Root Beer Float. You can’t go wrong with their freshly made root beer. Then you add some vanilla soft serve to the equation, and you’ll be in heaven like I was.