Auntie Anne’s, the world’s largest hand-rolled soft pretzel franchisor, recently recognized several franchisees for exceeding the "Pretzel Perfect" standard.
Earlier this summer, Auntie Anne’s presented prestigious awards to franchise owners and stores across the country to recognize their hard work and dedication to the Auntie Anne’s system. The iconic pretzel brand presented awards in three categories: franchisee of the year, charitable giving, and store operations. A total of 30 awards were presented.
Auntie Anne’s Inc. awarded three franchisees with a top honor in the system: Franchisee of the Year Award to Karen Harrison of Rochester, New York; Texas Pretzels Inc. of Lantana, Texas; and Double P Corporation of Chicago, Illinois. The franchisees received this award for their significant contributions to Auntie Anne’s within the past year.
“It is with great pleasure that we honor our top franchise owners and stores for all of the hard work and dedication that they contribute to the Auntie Anne’s system. Every day they go above and beyond our store expectations and prove to be exemplary individuals in our franchise system,” says Bill Dunn, group president at FOCUS Brands Inc. and president of Auntie Anne’s Inc.
Founded on the principle of giving back, Auntie Anne’s strongly believes in giving back in the community. Not only does Auntie Anne’s have a national partnership with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, but franchise owners are also actively involved with charitable giving within their own communities. Lisa and Jim Fullerton of New Braunfels, Texas, and Ray and Lisa McConnell of Wooster, Ohio, were acknowledged for their contributions and are the 2014 recipients of the company’s annual charitable giving award.
Recognizing excellence in all facets of store operations, the Pretzel Perfect Store Award is presented to stores that are performing exceptionally well in all aspects of their business throughout the year. To be considered for this award, these stores must demonstrate excellence in sampling, marketing, training, sales maximization, community service, and guest service. Twenty-five stores have achieved the Pretzel Perfect status for the year of 2014.