Most people know A&W for their root beer and Mama Burgers, but the restaurant chain is also serving up satire.
After M&M’s announced they would be pausing the use of the brand’s iconic spokescandies because of vocal right-wing opposition about the characters’ designs, A&W shared an announcement of their own on Tuesday.
“America, let’s talk,” the statement opens in obvious echo of M&M’s own message.
“Since 1963, Rooty the Great Root Bear has been our beloved spokesbear. We knew people would notice because he’s literally a 6-foot tall bear wearing an orange shirt,” A&W continued.