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 entrepreneurs nationwide who are poised to join the world’s largest hand-rolled soft pretzel chain and pursue targeted growth opportunities.
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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 franchising venture with a nonprofit organization.
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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 possible benefit could come from Auntie Anne’s giving away the brand’s signature item—one that many readily purchase—for free.
For those inquisitive souls, Auntie Anne’s was armed with answers.