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Top 250 Franchise by Entrepreneur – Rank no.44 – Auntie Anne’s Hand-Rolled Soft Pretzels – US

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Products & Services: Hand-rolled soft pretzels

Number of Locations: 1,390

Total Investment: $194.88K – 367.6K

Founded: 1988

Began Franchising: 1989

About Auntie Anne’s Hand-Rolled Soft Pretzels

Anne Beiler had been baking most of her life, but it wasn’t until she began managing a concession stand at a farmer’s market in Maryland that she thought about starting a business. The stand served pizzas, pretzels, chips and candy, with the pretzels outselling everything else. Beiler stopped selling pizza and began hand-rolling pretzels in front of her customers, making the snack even more popular. Eventually, Beiler bought her own stand, naming it Auntie Anne’s, and, soon two of her brothers were operating Auntie Anne’s booths of their own.

Today, Auntie Anne’s locations serve a variety of pretzels, dipping sauces and drinks. Stores can be found in shopping centers, airports and train stations across the United States, Asia and the Middle East, as well as the United Kingdom and Venezuela.

Franchise Units

YEAR U.S. CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL COMPANY OWNED
2013 998 0 375 17
2012 983 2 334 14
2011 864 3 247 14
2010 861 14 247 4
2009 792 2 211 11
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $194,875 – $367,600
Franchise Fee: $30,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 7%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 20 years, renewable
FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS

Net Worth: $300,000

OPERATIONS

50% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 9 – 12. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed..

FINANCING TYPE IN-HOUSE THIRD PARTY
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: Up to 2 weeks. At franchisee’s location: Up to 5 days.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives, Lease Negotiation
Marketing Support: Ad slicks, Regional advertising,
Other marketing support: Onling toolbox

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #44 (2013), #102 (2012), #48 (2011), #50 (2010), #73 (2009),
Fastest-Growing: #41 (2013), #51 (2012), #74 (2011), #59 (2010), #103 (2009),
America’s Top Global: #39 (2013), #85 (2012), #42 (2011), #43 (2010), #62 (2009),

FRANCHISE HIGHLIGHTS Edit

Franchise Overview
Auntie Anne’s Hand-Rolled Soft Pretzels is a Food and Restaurant franchise in the General Maintenance market. Auntie Anne’s Hand-Rolled Soft Pretzels has an estimated 1,227 franchises, which is 1,090 more than the average for all Franchise Business Opportunities.

Franchise Fees
Auntie Anne’s Hand-Rolled Soft Pretzels’s average initial franchise fee is $30,000, which is the average for all Franchise Business Opportunities. The estimated average total initial investment for Auntie Anne’s Hand-Rolled Soft Pretzels is $287,988, which is $74,638 more than the average for all Franchise Business Opportunities. The franchise requires an average royalty payment of 7%, which is1% more than the average for all Franchise Business Opportunities. Additionally, the franchise requires a minimum net worth of $300,000.

Franchise Specifics
The franchise term for Auntie Anne’s Hand-Rolled Soft Pretzels is 20 years, which is 10 years longer than the average for all Franchise Business Opportunities. Operation training for the Auntie Anne’s Hand-Rolled Soft Pretzels franchise includes Available at headquarters: Up to 2 weeks, At franchisee’s location: Up to 5 days

FRANCHISE FEES Edit

Franchise Fee

$30,000
Total Start-up Investment

$201,375 – $374,600
Minimum Net Worth

$300,000
Royalty

7

FRANCHISE AVAILABILITY Edit

State Availability

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
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Country Availability
United States
Worldwide