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A look at how quick-service brands can adapt signature menu items to the retail space.
Closed for Renovation
Quick-serve brands tackle store redesigns with consumer connection in mind.
Operators are finding ways to squeeze their brands into every nook and cranny this country has to offer, from schools and hospitals to markets, festivals, and casinos.
Start to Finish: Bill Dunn
President & Chief Operating Officer of Auntie Anne’s
Lights, Camera, Franchise
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.
Promise for the Future
Auntie Anne’s invests in tomorrow’s talent by partnering with a youth development organization.
Breaking with Tradition
Operators continue to add and expand non-pastry morning menu offerings.
A Twist on Mobile
Digital campaign nets impressive results for Auntie Anne’s.
The Main Event
Hosting events can bring new customers to the table, increase revenue, and enhance branding efforts.
Cause and Effect
Maximize your company’s charitable-giving efforts by choosing causes that resonate with employees, franchisees, and consumers.
Auntie Anne's Hits Triple Milestone
South-of-the-border expansion continues for the snack quick-serve.
Auntie Anne's Celebrates Pretzel Month
The annual U.S. pretzel industry is worth over $550 million.
Auntie Anne's Opens First Canadian Store
First Canadian franchise to open on Canada's 141st birthday.
Auntie Anne's Moves into Honduras and Greece
The moves into Honduras and Greece mark 52 store openings this year, bringing chain to 935 locations.
Auntie Anne's Sold
Auntie Anne’s President and CEO Sam Beiler purchased the company from founder Anne Beiler for an undisclosed amount. Deal to close by March 31, 2005.
Auntie Anne's To Launch Gift Card
Customers who purchase the Auntie Anne’s Card can dictate the value amount of the card and re-charge it in any dollar increment they chose.
Auntie Anne's Moves Down Under
Auntie Anne's first international licensees open the first of 17 planned Australian units.
Auntie Anne's To Roll Out Low-Carb Pretzel
Known as Smart Bites, the pretzels contain one net carb per bite, with a serving size of approximately 15 pieces.
Auntie Anne’s Signs Taiwanese Franchise Agreement
Licensing agreement will introduce Auntie Anne’s pretzels to Taiwanese consumers.
Auntie Anne's Hand-Rolled Soft Pretzels Opening First Canadian Store in Toronto
Over 20 stores are scheduled to open in Ontario by 2005. Further expansion plans in Canada's western provinces are also in the works.
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