To consumers, Auntie Anne’s is known for serving fresh, hot golden brown 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 1,650 locations in over 33 countries.
Auntie Anne’s franchisees are part of a system that has enjoyed consistent growth over its history of 27-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 $194,875 to $367,600 for domestic franchisees. International opportunities require prospective candidates to have the ability to secure between $1 million and $2 million.
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"Great communication with corporate. I love the fact that the president of the company makes her phone number available to franchisees. The corporate staff has been great at working with my store to try new things and has helped me pursue other non-traditional opportunities. The corporate team is amazing!"
"Franchisor is fully involved with the franchisees. Most franchisees such as myself feel we are a large family. The support of our franchisor is always present."
"Quality products, motivated corporate team that listens and dedication to core values!"
"The brand is excellent, and the corporate team has restructured giving the franchisees positive support. It feels like a family!"
"Corporate folks that I have had the pleasure of meeting face to face remember me when I call the home office. Its nice to have that relationship and not just feel like you are contacting a call center."
"You can't beat the business model and the pretzel products."
"Very professional and kind people!"