Our Story


Auntie Anne’s started as a farmers market stand and has risen to be the world’s largest soft-pretzel franchise with more than 1,600 stores operating in 48 states and 30 countries. It’s our simple, high-quality ingredients and fresh-baked pretzels that set us apart. Our pretzels can be enjoyed on the go, making Auntie Anne’s a popular choice in shopping malls, outlet centers, airports, train stations, travel plazas, colleges/universities, Walmarts, amusement parks, military bases and food trucks. Our headquarters can be found in Lancaster, Pa.

In addition to its franchising business, Auntie Anne’s is also a manufacturer of gourmet fundraising products. Schools and other nonprofit community groups can raise money for their organization by working with one of the many fundraising distributors throughout the country to sell a variety of baking kits and frozen pretzel products.

Auntie Anne’s also has a presence in the retail arena with its Pretzels & More Homemade Baking Mix and frozen pretzels. Available at super centers and regional grocery chains, these products provide an opportunity for consumers to enjoy Auntie Anne’s products in the comfort of their own kitchens.

Auntie Anne’s is a part of FOCUS Brands, the franchisor and operator of Carvel®, Cinnabon®, Moe’s Southwest Grill®, Schlotzsky’s®, McAlister’s Deli®, and Seattle’s Best Coffee® on certain military bases and in certain international markets.