LAVAL, QC, April 14 /CNW/ - A&W Food Services of Canada Inc. today announced that Luc and Ginette Lauzon of Laval, Quebec are the winners of the 2007 A&W President's Award. The couple also received this prestigious award last year, one of the very few restaurants to be honoured in consecutive years. The President's Award was established in 1977 and is the highest honour given to an A&W restaurant. Laval was chosen from A&W's more than 680 Canadian restaurants. "Our dedicated staff was determined to repeat the achievement of last year and they succeeded," says Luc Lauzon, A&W franchisee. "My wife and I are proud of our team and will continue to provide the exemplary service and delicious A&W Teen Burgers that our customers expect." The Lauzons also won the Bronze Award of Excellence for Operating Standards in 2005. The restaurant employs 35 people and has been a member of the Laval community for seven years. "Luc and Ginette personify the qualities that A&W values in customer service and operations. Delivering A&W's great tasting burgers is very important to A&W and the Laval restaurant has again set the bar for quality," said Paul Hollands, President and Chief Executive Officer of A&W Food Services of Canada Inc. A&W's President's Award review process is extensive. Once a short list of candidates has met the qualifying criteria, Regional Managers visit and evaluate each restaurant unannounced, to determine a list of three finalists. A four-person review panel, headed by Paul Hollands, then visits each restaurant to determine the winner, with restaurants judged on criteria including customer service and business success. A&W Food Services of Canada Inc. is 100% Canadian-owned and is one of the strongest brand names in the Canadian foodservice industry. A&W is the nation's second largest hamburger restaurant company, by number of locations, with more than 680 locations coast-to-coast. A&W restaurants feature famous trade-marked menu items such as The Burger Family®, Chubby Chicken®, and A&W Root Beer®. For more information visit www.aw.ca. Photos available upon request.