It's true. Our Original Pretzel only contains 5 grams of fat, and, yes, it is lightly dipped in butter. Since Auntie Anne’s Pretzels are made fresh in our stores, you can request your pretzel without butter for a lower calorie option or order your pretzel without salt. You may not know that our Original, Original Stix, Cinnamon Sugar, Cinnamon Sugar Stix, Raisin, Jalapeño, and Garlic Pretzels, when served without butter, average just 1 gram of fat. Still skeptical? Visit our nutrition section to read the stats.
We feel your pain. Or at least, your hunger pangs. But you're in luck. With an Auntie Anne's At-Home Baking Kit, you can answer the call any time Auntie Anne's calls your name.
At-Home Baking Kits can be purchased at participating stores or through select retail outlets.
Every At-Home Baking Kit should come with baking directions, but if your Pretzel Kit arrives without them, we've got them for you right here.
Download the baking instructions in English or Spanish (Adobe PDF format) for your Pretzel Kit.
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Cold pretzels are no good, indeed. While we recommend a fresh, hot pretzel from our store every time, we understand there are times when you might want to reheat your pretzels at home. Here are our suggestions for reheating your pretzel.
If you can't go too long without a fresh, hot pretzel (and who can?), may we also suggest our At-Home Baking Kit? At-Home Baking Kits are available at participating stores.
Auntie Anne's currently offers a variety of different products through our fundraising program. You can choose from two dry mixes (Auntie Anne's Pretzel Kit and Auntie Anne's Cinnamon Bun Kit) and six frozen products (Auntie Anne's Soft Pretzels, Auntie Anne's Pizza Knots, Auntie Anne's Pretzel Dogs, and Auntie Anne's Gourmet Bread Sticks, Super Stix, and Dippin' Topper Stix Fondue Kit).
Find out more about fundraising with Auntie Anne's, or complete a Fundraising Request Formto get the process started today.
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Yes. Auntie Anne is actually Anne Beiler, who founded Auntie Anne's in 1988. She and her husband Jonas opened a farmer's market stand that originally sold many different snack foods, including pretzels, as well as her special Old-Fashioned Lemonade. This stand was created to help finance their dream of opening a free family counseling center in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. After a mix-up with some ingredients, and a little experimentation, the dough our company uses for all our fresh pretzels was born, and so was Auntie Anne's. After a few weeks, Anne stopped selling everything but these delicious, fresh pretzels.
In 2005, Anne sold the company and is pursuing her family's dream - helping give back to the community of Lancaster. But she still loves the pretzels and the company she created.
Because Auntie Anne's, Inc. is a franchise organization, please contact the Auntie Anne's store in your area. To find your local Auntie Anne's, please visit the store locator.
There are many career opportunities available at Auntie Anne's. If you would like to work at a specific store, please contact the manager at that store. Use our store locator to find an Auntie Anne's location near you.
If you are interested in applying for a position at our corporate office, please review our available career opportunities. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
For a comprehensive guide to owning your own Auntie Anne's franchise, please visit our franchising Web site www.auntieannesfranchising.com.
To send us an e-mail with some brief information about yourself and the franchise locations you would be interested in, please contact our Franchising Department.
In the mid-1500s, Germans began an Easter tradition of eating pretzels for Good Friday dinner. The pretzel's overlapping shape symbolized everlasting life.
The pretzel is responsible for the Easter egg hunt. On Easter morning, parents of German children would hide pretzels in various locations on their farms, often in barns and hay lofts. The hunt would end when all the pretzels were discovered and enjoyed!
The classic pretzel's three-hole shape represents the Christian trinity of "Father, Son, and Holy Spirit."
The wedding phrase "tying the knot" originated from a pretzel being used to tie the knot between two prominent families.
Pretzels are thought to bring luck, prosperity, and spiritual wholeness.
Early one morning in 1510, while Viennese bakers were preparing the next day's batch of pretzels, they heard an alarming noise. It was the sound of the Turkish army invading Vienna. The pretzel bakers quickly defended their ground and ambushed the invaders - saving their beloved Vienna from Turkish rule!
The largest pretzel ever baked weighed 431 pounds and was 12 feet across, created by Auntie Anne's franchisees from Lake Charles, Louisiana.
In July 2006, Auntie Anne's sold its billionth pretzel. That's 1,000,000,000!
In 2005, Auntie Anne's sold enough pretzels that if they took each unbaked, untwisted Auntie Anne's Pretzel and laid the strips tip-to-tip, it would circle the world two and a half times.
The fastest pretzel roller in the Auntie Anne's family can roll and twist a pretzel in 3.5 seconds, Amanda Putney, from New Jersey.
Pretzels date back to A.D. 610, when an Italian monk rewarded students by serving them baked scraps of leftover dough. He rolled and twisted the dough to resemble his students, who folded their arms across their chests when praying.
The monk called his bread treats "pretiolas," Latin for "little rewards."
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Auntie Anne's, Inc.
48-50 West Chestnut Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
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