Top 250 Franchise by Entrepreneur – Rank no.44 – Auntie Anne’s Hand-Rolled Soft Pretzels – US
Products & Services: Hand-rolled soft pretzels
Number of Locations: 1,390
Total Investment: $194.88K – 367.6K
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.
Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing
Franchise Fee: $30,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 7%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 20 years, renewable
Net Worth: $300,000
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..
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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.
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|$201,375 – $374,600|
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