There used to be a place called Auntie Ann's Pretzels in the malls around here that were quite good-always freshly made in front of your eyes.Alas, because of my diabetes, eating one of those is a rare treat( they have way too many carbs for one sitting) and they seem to be disappearing.
Auntie Anne's is alive and well! There's one in Mayfair Mall near you. Perhaps the franchise in your area might be in trouble but the chain is going strong. Here's their feel good story from their web site.
"Anne and Jonas Beiler didn’t set out to create pretzel perfection when they purchased a Pennsylvania farmer’s market stand in 1988. Instead, they hoped to provide free counseling services
to families and couples in their community, and purchased the stand to provide the income needed for their vision. After some experimentation and a few mishaps, Anne and Jonas created a pretzel that customers quickly dubbed “better than the best you’ve ever tasted,” which is the same pretzel
we all know and love today.
Twenty-two years later, customers are enjoying Auntie Anne’s Pretzel products, dipping sauces, and signature beverages in more than 1,100 locations in 44 states and more than 22 countries, with additional franchises for sale
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