A&W Drive-In Petaling Jaya Closing December 2014


The Famous A&W Drive-In Restaurant at Petaling Jaya will be closing this December 2014, according to Business FM 89.9 Malaysia.

A&W Restaurant History in Malaysia:

The A&W franchise was brought into Malaysia in 1963 by Mr and Mrs Lie Boff from USA. The Lie Boff family opened their first outlet in Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman making it the first fast food outlet in Malaysia. This was followed in 1965 with the first Drive-in restaurant in Petaling Jaya.

A&W Malaysia was bought over by KUB in 2001, with an aggressive expansion drive to revamp and expand its reach. Today, A&W Malaysia has over 20 outlets throughout Malaysia and planning to increase its number to 25 outlets by 2014.


A&W Drive-In to be replaced by Office Tower:

KUB (the holding company of A&W Malaysia) reported that they will close 34 A&W outlets (24 in Malaysia and 10 in Thailand) to reposition its business and operations to achieve sustainable growth. Any outlet that is not making money will be shut down or relocated.

This includes the iconic 24-hour A&W drive-in restaurant in Petaling Jaya.

Following the closure of A&W Drive-In Petaling Jaya in December, the plot of land that used to house the A&W drive-in restaurant will be used for the development of two towering office blocks, to be known as KUB Tower.

Source: BFM 89.9


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