To consumers, Auntie Anne’s is known for serving fresh, hot soft pretzels that are unlike any other soft pretzel they’ve had anywhere else. The word “love” is used often in describing an Auntie Anne’s pretzel.
With a variety of snack and meal options for people on the go, Auntie Anne’s is a popular destination that can be found in shopping malls, airports, train stations, and colleges/universities. Since its humble beginnings in 1988 at a farmer’s market stand in Downingtown, Pa., the company has grown to support over 1,330 locations in over 26 countries.
Auntie Anne’s franchisees are part of a system that has enjoyed consistent growth over its history of 25-plus years. The company remains focused on success thanks to a targeted growth strategy and its focus on expansion with the best partners and locations.
To franchisees, Auntie Anne’s is known for offering a strong, proven business model, backed by a high level of support in a system that has approximately one corporate employee for every three franchisees. The corporate team is comprised of experts dedicated to every aspect of running a strong, successful system. Franchisees are supported by corporate teams ranging from training and store operations/business consulting to marketing, real estate site development.
To ensure our franchisees are properly equipped with all the tools needed for success, Auntie Anne’s offers both in-house and on-site training, which has earned us high marks from our current franchisees. All franchisees experience a week of complete store operations training and an additional five-day period for store management and marketing guidance. On-site training is conducted prior to store openings, and ongoing training and support is offered for franchisees and their crewmembers throughout the year.
We look forward to partnering with individuals who appreciate the advantages our franchise system provides to anyone looking to own their own business. Our team walks with franchisee candidates through the steps they need to take to become part of our system.
The total initial investment ranges from $197,875 to $364,100 for domestic franchisees. International opportunities require prospective candidates to have the ability to secure between $1 million and $2 million.
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"Strong brand, superior product."
"They are very aware of protecting the brand, provide an excellent product and provide great guest experience."
"Loyalty. I've been in this franchise system for 20 years. Trustworthy and loyal to their franchisees."
"The Franchisor makes us feel like a family."
"Their honesty, integrity and willingness to help franchisees. Their knowledge and training they impart is priceless. Their commitment to my success and providing outstanding support throughout is unheard of in this industry."