Auntie Anne's

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Auntie Anne's, Inc.
Industry Restaurants
Founded February 2, 1988
Headquarters Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Key people William P. Dunn, Jr.
Revenue $356 million in 2010
Parent Focus Brands
Website auntieannes.com
Auntie Anne's at Cottonwood Mall

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 beverages. Their pretzel products are also available in the form of an At-Home Baking Kit.

Auntie Anne's has more than 300 franchisees with more than 1,200 locations in the United States and more than 23 countries globally.

History[edit]

The chain started as a market stand in the 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 location opened at the Pittsburgh International Airport. The year 1995 brought its first train station store at Penn Station in New York City. By 2005, there were 887 bakeries in 47 states and twelve countries.

In 1995 Auntie Anne's opened its first international store in Indonesia. [1]

From 1999 through 2009, Auntie Anne’s and its franchisees partnered to donate more than $4.5 million to local children’s hospitals across the country through the Children's Miracle Network.

In 2003 Auntie Anne's opened its first store in Europe with a store in Cheltenham, UK [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. The Lancaster Post Office was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[2]

In November 2010, FOCUS Brands acquired Auntie Anne's.[3]

In 2012, Auntie Anne's was featured on of A&E's "Be the Boss."

In 2013, Anne and Auntie Anne's was featured in "Food Court Wars."

Executives[edit]

  • William P. Dunn, Jr. - President and Chief Operating Officer
  • Mitch Blocher - Chief Financial Officer
  • Beth Monaghan - Chief Administrative Officer

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Auntie Anne's UK History". Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  3. ^ http://www.centralpennbusiness.com/article-multiple/84142-atlanta-franchisor-to-acquire-auntie-annes
  4. ^ "Executive Team | Auntie Anne's, Inc". Auntieannes.com. Retrieved 2013-03-03. 

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