#Derry to be introduced to global pretzel franchise

After being a huge hit in the US, the famous Auntie Anne’s pretzels are now going to be introduced to the people of Derry. The franchise company is currently looking for a suitable person to get the ball rolling in the North and apparently the move will create around 100 jobs. Apart from Derry, Auntie Anne’s will be introduced to six other locations by Stephen Downey, a Bangor businessman.

The franchise holder commented that the decision to introduce the hand-rolled soft pretzel chain in the seven new locations was taken after a very flourishing pilot in Belfast’s Castle Court Shopping Centre. Figures for one year of trading reported around quarter of a million pretzels being sold.

He also said that a franchisee who was interested in opening an outlet for Auntie Anne’s could definitely expect the guidance, training and support of an international brand. In addition to this, the franchisee would also have the opportunity to run their own business. This seems to be the right time to get involved in what promises to be an excellent business prospect and with an exceptional product.

Mr Downey who is bringing the pretzel franchise to Ireland added that the brand which was tried and tested obtained an incredible response. He is confident of another seven outlets opening by August next year. Auntie Anne’s currently more than 1000 outlets worldwide and this year, over 90 new stores are expected to open globally.