Philly Pretzel Factory Creates a System and Infrastructure to Grow Into a 500-Unit Chain by 2020

The first Philly Pretzel Factory opened its doors in 1998 with a concept to serve a soft pretzel “Hot Outta the Oven” to consumers as they walked through the door.  This was the vision of the CEO & Co-Founder, Dan DiZio who started selling pretzels at age 11 at the busy intersections throughout the city. 

In 2004, Philly Pretzel Factory started franchising has grown to over 150 units located in 12 states and boasts 7 consecutive years of same store sales increase! Philly Pretzel Factory has created the system and the infrastructure to grow into a 500-unit chain by 2020. 

“Each location is a factory, in addition to the retail customers there are wholesale opportunities at schools and businesses” said Marty Ferrill, President of Philly Pretzel Factory.  “There is so much efficiency in the menu” stated Tom Monaghan, Chief Development Officer, when talking about how many different menu items are on the menu.  These include Pretzel dogs, Cheesesteak Pretzels, Pizza Pretzels (with or without pepperoni) on top pretzels, rivets, mini pretzels and the always popular pretzel party tray to name a few. 

Philly Pretzel Factory features a traditional bakery that can be a stand-alone store or inside strip center.  Other models can also be found at Airports, Train Stations, Amusement Parks and more.  We have partnered with Walmart for a store in store model that could be located inside your local Walmart. 

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