Auntie Anne's

Famous celebrities invest in fast food industry through franchise partnerships.
February 2014

Celebrities of all kind have thrown their weight into the quick-serve industry as franchisees, and their brands are getting creative with how they leverage the partnership.

Auntie Anne’s invests in tomorrow’s talent.
February 2014

Auntie Anne’s invests in tomorrow’s talent by partnering with a youth development organization.

According to a new report released by Franchise Business Review, Auntie Anne’s is No. 1 on the “Top 30 Food Franchises” list. One executive at Auntie Anne’s says an intense focus on supporting the people of the brand helps sustain strong satisfaction levels.

Nontraditional venues, much like airport security itself, may come with a menu of hassles and constraints. For vendors who master the process, however, airports and universities, flooded with hungry, on-the-go patrons, are a dominant opportunity.

Auntie Anne’s recently awarded $25,000 in post-secondary education scholarships to five exceptional individuals.  

Auntie Anne’s Scholarship Awards Program, currently in its sixth year, is open to franchise and corporate employees, as well as their immediate family...

August 2011

Brands No. 51-65 are fast-rising quick-service and fast-casual companies that just missed the QSR 50.

Auntie Anne's Inc., the world’s leading franchisor of hand-rolled soft pretzels, recently announced the 2010 honorees of its’ annual Supplier Awards Program.

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DTT Surveillance and Auntie Anne’s Pretzels established a partnership nearly three years ago, and today, the relationship continues to expand. As the preferred surveillance vendor for Auntie Anne’s, DTT is quickly rolling out systems in franchise locations all across the country.


Auntie Anne’s Inc. recently announced the addition of Mele Sarmiento to its franchising sales team. Sarmiento, of Chicago, was hired as director of franchise sales and development.

This position is focused on presenting Auntie Anne’s franchising opportunities to...

April 2011

Each year QSR surveys the best and the brightest culinary professionals in the industry to find out what’s hot and what’s not when it comes to your menu. The exclusive annual Chef Survey, unveils innovative menu items that reflect the year’s newest and most exciting...

February 2011

When the YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh opened a Nathan’s Famous restaurant within its downtown facility last fall, it marked two milestones for the quick-serve chain. Not only was it the first Nathan’s Famous store to open in Pittsburgh, but it was also the company’s first...

With this addition, the company will have six franchise brands generating more than $1.4 billion in annual systemwide revenues.
The pretzel company's new Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport location is its 39th airport store.
Breakfast Sausage Stix feature sausage links individually wrapped in Auntie Anne’s Original pretzel dough, baked to a golden brown, and served with syrup.
National suppliers, supplier representatives, and strategic partners honored for service and dedication to the brand.
April 2010

On February 2, 2008, Auntie Anne’s hosted Free Pretzel Day at all of its U.S. outlets. For a six-hour window, consumers could enter any Auntie Anne’s location and receive a free pretzel. The promotion had some in the quick-service industry wondering what...

Gives away free Lemonade Mixer coupons online for National Lemonade Day.
By using a fuel-efficient car to promote menu items, Texas franchisee has seen 40 percent increase in sales.
South-of-the-border expansion continues for the snack quick-serve.
The annual U.S. pretzel industry is worth over $550 million.
First Canadian franchise to open on Canada's 141st birthday.
The moves into Honduras and Greece mark 52 store openings this year, bringing chain to 935 locations.