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Auntie Anne’s, the world’s largest soft Pretzel retailer, had an excellent 2011 in the UK and is poised for continued growth in 2012. December, in particular, was our best ever month with average store sales up 22 per cent year on year – not a bad achievement in today’s challenging economic climate we think you will agree!

Now trading from over 1,200 location in 25 countries and gaining momentum worldwide, Auntie Anne’s has almost doubled in size in the UK & Ireland in 2011 to the current network of 18 stores. Auntie Anne’s is sure to be in a shopping centre near you very soon, recruiting new Pretzel Lovers every day with their unique, soft, freshly baked pretzels.

Owned and operated by an experienced Franchisor with an aggressive growth strategy for the UK, Auntie Anne’s is very well positioned to thrive throughout 2012 and beyond and can offer the right Franchise Owner an excellent opportunity for wealth creation in these challenging times.

Auntie Anne’s sells a range of sweet and savoury, freshly baked Pretzels from shopping centre-based retail locations. Our major USP is the freshness of the Pretzels which are baked from raw ingredients on the premises, rather than brought in frozen and baked. This makes Auntie Anne’s almost unique in the UK market place and creates a little Pretzel bakery wherever we open. When our customers walk into their shopping centre it’s the freshly baked aroma that gently draws them in and with our high quality and eye catching design, they cannot help but try one of our exciting sweet or savoury flavours including cinnamon, vanilla, almond crunch, jalapeño, original salted, cheese and pepperoni.

With a growing network of franchisees with several multi-site owners, Auntie Anne’s is looking for high quality individuals who understand the need to give outstanding customer service from a busy retail environment.

Why should you purchase an Auntie Anne’s franchise?

Our franchise package provides a turnkey approach:

  • Professional property agents source and negotiate your location
  • We design and manage the build of your location
  • All equipment and food products provided
  • Full training provided in the UK and USA
  • Full Grand Opening assisitance to help drive sales from the start

Will you suit an Auntie Anne’s franchise?

As in all walks of life, different people will suit different franchise businesses. At Auntie Anne’s we are looking for:

  • People with a passion for providing excellent face-to-face customer service
  • People with the ability to manage a team of full-time and part-time employees from day one, who must ultimately be motivated to drive sales and achieve the goals you set out
  • People with drive and energy who can spend time in their store driving sales on a daily basis
  • People with a keen eye for quality and detail who can maintain product consistency and keep the store immaculately clean

What profit will I make?

As with any business, we cannot guarantee what profit any of our Franchise Owners will make, however we can say that:

  • Of our 15 Franchise Owners, two now have two locations, while six more are waiting for the right location to present itself for their second site
  • We operate with a high gross margin
  • We employ excellent property agents ensuring we are securing the very best, prime shopping centre locations in the UK

Alongside our turnkey approach to setting up your store, comprehensive training is given ensuring that as an Auntie Anne’s Franchise Owner, you achieve the very best start you can. With over 900 franchised locations in the USA and a further 300 internationally – including 18 currently in the UK – the business model works, the product is fantastic and our growth is continuing strongly both in like for like sales and store numbers.

This is a great opportunity for hardworking, outgoing individuals who want to make money and enjoy their job at the same time.