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. Since we united Pretzelmaker with Pretzel Time in 2010, you can find us in 340 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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