Pretzelmaker Franchise Opportunity

A Fresh Twist on Franchising

Founded in 1991, Pretzelmaker has been offering fresh, hand-twisted pretzels, pretzel dogs, freshly squeezed lemonade and cold beverages for 20 years. In our pretzel portfolio, including stores currently operating as Pretzel Time, we have over 340 stores located in 33 states domestically as well as over 50 international stores in Canada, Guam, and Mexico.

Perfecting the Pretzel

Our pretzels are freshly rolled, twisted and baked in our stores right in front of the customer's eyes ... and noses. In today's busy world, customers are eating more and more on the go. Our pretzels offer a great-tasting, low calorie, portable and convenient snack to meet this consumer demand.

Pretzelmaker is an innovator in the pretzel industry, being the first to introduce the popular Pretzel Dog, and later, first to launch Pretzel Bites -- pretzels in a new smaller, bite-sized and even more portable form. We also offer freshly squeezed lemonades in a variety of flavors and a delicious line of Breezer Blended Drinks. Whether the craving is savory or sweet, we've got the perfect snack for your customers!

Recipe for Success

  • State-of-the-art training, ongoing education and development
  • Turn-key store design
  • Marketing support including national press coverage
  • Opportunity to co-brand with other brands in the Global Franchise Group portfolio
  • Open communication with our franchisees through a franchisee advisory council, weekly emails, webinars and conferences
  • Proprietary products and built-in supply chain to control cost of goods
  • Research and Development team that is constantly testing new products and searching for new ideas and better ways to serve your customers

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the initial franchise fee and ongoing royalty payments?
A: $25,000; Ongoing royalty fees are 7% of sales and Marketing Support Fund (MSF) fee is 1.5%

Q: What is the total initial investment?
A: It ranges between $159,450 and $246,800.

Q: What are the minimum requirements for franchise candidates?
A: Minimum of $85,000 in liquid capital and a $250,000 net worth. In addition, food service and/or retail experience is desired, although not mandatory. We are looking for franchisee partners with a committed, positive attitude who are willing to work for success!

Q: What is the typical size of a store?
A: It ranges between 500 and 900 square feet. We also have a kiosk program to expand your store's reach. Kiosks average 250 square feet.

Q: What type of location is best for a Pretzelmaker?
A: Regional malls, lifestyle centers, airports, entertainment venues, transit stations, airports...anywhere with grab-and-go snack demand.

Q: Can I own multiple Pretzelmaker locations?
A: Absolutely! The low start-up costs and simple operation make it easy to own multiple Pretzelmaker stores. A number of our locations are owned by multi-unit operators, and we highly encourage Area Development.

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