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 over 20 years. Since we united Pretzelmaker with Pretzel Time in 2010, you can find us in over 200 locations across the U.S. and worldwide.


  • Proud VetFran Participant
  • Selected as one of the Top 100 Franchises in 2009 by World Franchising Network
  • Selected as one of the Top 50 Franchises for Minorities in 2009 by The National Minority Franchising Initiative (NMFI)
  • Listed in Franchise Times’ "Up & Comers: 100 Companies on the Verge"
  • Ranked in Entrepreneur Magazine’s "Top 500 Franchises"

Perfecting the Pretzel

Pretzelmaker is an innovator in the pretzel industry, credited with inventing the popular Pretzel Dog and the portable Pretzel Bites. Our innovation continues through a dedicated Research and Development team that is constantly testing new products and searching for new ideas and better ways to serve customers.

Our pretzels are freshly rolled, twisted and baked in our stores right in front of the customer’s eyes! 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. We also offer fresh lemonades and a delicious line of Blended Drinks. Whether the craving is savory or sweet, we’ve got the perfect snack for your customers.

Proven System and Support

As a part of the Global Franchise Group family of brands, Pretzelmaker offers a powerfully simple and proven support system for creating franchisee success which includes:

  • Comprehensive, state-of-the-art operational and administrative training
  • Ongoing education, and development
  • Support for site selection, lease negotiation, construction, purchasing, store operations, and quality control
  • Financing assistance to connect you with 1000+ lenders—including SBA Patriot Express Loan participants—in a single loan application
  • Turn-key store design
  • Marketing support including national press coverage
  • Opportunity to co-brand with other concepts in the Global Franchise Group portfolio
  • Open communication with our franchisee advisory council, weekly emails, webinars and conferences
  • Proprietary products and built-in supply chain to control cost of goods

Much easier to operate than a fast food restaurant, the Pretzelmaker quick-service model has enabled most of our franchisees to successfully operate multiple locations.

Community Involvement

Join a franchise company that believes in providing excellent support to local communities and charitable organizations. Pretzelmaker is about more than just delicious fresh baked and twisted pretzels. We believe giving back to the communities in which we operate is extremely rewarding, which is why our franchisees are active members of the local Chamber of Commerce, supporters of the neighborhood schools and partners with not-for-profit and other charitable organizations.

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*We participate in the International Franchise Association's Veterans Transition Franchise Initiative ("VetFran") program to provide franchise opportunities to qualifying veterans. The purpose of the VetFran program is to honor those men and women who have served in the U.S. military. The VetFran program was developed to help veterans transition to civilian life. VetFran is a voluntary effort of International Franchise Association member-companies that is designed to encourage franchise ownership by offering financial incentives to honorably discharged veterans.

Our VetFran program incentive is called the Pretzelmaker Patriot Program. Our Pretzelmaker Patriot Program incentive provides a 25% reduction in the initial Franchise Fee due under our single unit Franchise Agreement for Traditional Stores only. This Incentive may not be combined with any other Incentive program and applies only to the first Store. To qualify, a prospective franchisee must request the Patriot Program at the time of application; must meet our then-current qualifications for new franchisees; the franchise must be at least 51% legally and beneficially owned by persons meeting our qualifying veteran status; the prospective franchisee may not have previously received a Veterans Incentive or Patriot Program Incentive from us. We may discontinue this Patriot Program at any time.

This information is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise. It is for information purposes only. Currently, the following states regulate the offer and sale of franchises: California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. If you are a resident of or want to locate a franchise in one of these states, we will not offer you a franchise unless and until we have complied with applicable pre-sale registration and disclosure requirements in your state. Franchise offerings are made by Franchise Disclosure Document only.