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Auntie Anne's, Inc.
Type Private
Founded 1988
Headquarters Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Key people Sam Beiler
Industry Restaurants
Revenue $266 million in 2006
Website www.auntieannes.com

Auntie Anne's, based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is an American chain of pretzel bakeries founded by Anne F. Beiler and her husband, Jonas, in 1988. Auntie Anne's serves products such as pretzels, dips, and desserts. They also serve beverages such as lemonade, "Dutch" ice, and coffee.

Auntie Anne's has more than 300 franchisees with over 1,000 locations in the United States and 20 other countries such as Mexico, Canada, China, England, Greece, Honduras, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Bahrain, Northern Ireland, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea and Venezuela.[1]

Auntie Anne's is well known for their freshly-baked, hand-rolled soft pretzels. Their pretzel products are available for home preparation with the Make-Your-Own Pretzel Kit.

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History

The chain started as a market stand in a Downingtown, Pennsylvania farmer's market. In the same year, Auntie Anne's expanded to eight locations in the state of Pennsylvania, after the first bakery opened in Harrisburg. The first mall location was the Park City Center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in 1989. By 1990, the bakery chain spread to nine other states with 50 locations. In 1992, the first Auntie Anne's airport bakery opened at the Pittsburgh International Airport. 1995 brought its first train station store at Penn Station in New York City. By 2005, there were 887 bakeries in 45 states and twelve countries.

Auntie Anne's also runs a charity branch called the Angela Foundation, which provides financial support to companies who help children and families in need. The company also supports the Children's Miracle Network for over 10 years[1].

In October 2006, it was announced that the Auntie Anne's corporate headquarters would be relocated from the town of Gap to downtown Lancaster. The former site of the Lancaster Post Office was purchased for $7 million by Auntie Anne's, Inc. The building itself was constructed in 1927, and stands at three stories tall on about 1.5 acres (6,100 m2). The building maintains the original 1920s features such as brass doors, high ceilings, and skylights.

In 2008, Auntie Anne's set record sales of $333.4 million. It is projected to open 94 new stores in 2009, including 42 domestic locations and 52 international locations.[1]

Auntie Anne's has more than 1,000 stores in 44 states and 21 countries, as of 2010.

Executives[2]

  • Samuel R. Beiler - Chairman and CEO
  • Bill Dunn - President and Chief Operating Officer
  • Scot Crain - Chief Customer Officer
  • Jim Moss - Chief Financial Officer
  • Beth Monaghan - Chief Administrative Officer
  • Heather Neary - Chief Marketing Officer

Partnerships with sports teams

  • Auntie Anne's pretzels have also been available at Seattle Mariners' home games since 2008.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c http://www.auntieannes.com/company_overview.aspx
  2. ^ http://www.auntieannes.com/executive_profiles.aspx

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