The animated story of Auntie Anne's
from little rewards to global success
Come with us now as we take you on a journey through time.
We'll meet medieval monks and American Indians
We'll climb the alps and sail the Atlantic
Don't worry if you've not eaten, pretzels will be served.
Legend has it that an Italian monk served pretzels to children as rewards for remembering their prayers. He called them ‘Pretiola’, latin for ‘Little Reward’.
The Pretiola journeyed across the wine regions of Italy and France, traversed the Alps and through Austria before settling in Germany. It was here that the Pretiola became known as the 'Pretzel'.
Pretzels become an Easter treat with recipes enhanced to include eggs, cheese, butter and spices; the prototype for Easter Eggs!
Tying the knot becomes a whole lot tastier as the Pretzel is used during wedding ceremonies; becoming a symbol of marriage and everlasting love.
The first mention of Pretzels in America... In court!
A baker is 'accused' of selling superior pretzels to Native Americans whilst using second rate flour for the colonists
Auntie Anne's is born! "Auntie" Anne Beiler buys a market stand in Downington, Pennsylvania, USA and starts selling the Original Pretzel and lemonade!
Auntie Anne's is growing fast!
4 million Pretzels sold from 90 different locations across 12 states!
Auntie Anne's opens it's one hundredth store!
A tasty century indeed!
The Auntie Anne's Pretzel begins its journey around the world as Auntie Anne's opens their first International store Indonesia
Auntie Anne's lands on the shores of Blighty as the doors of it's Cheltenham store open.
The billionth Auntie Anne's Pretzel rolled! If the dough was laid end to end, this would stretch around the earth 25 times!
Happy 20th Birthday Auntie Anne's! Free pretzels for everybody on our anniversary!
A "grand" opening as the 1000th Auntie Anne's store is opened.
Auntie Anne's continues to grow with stores located in Japan, Poland & Egypt!
Britain loves Pretzels! Auntie Anne's open their 20th store in the UK with Pretzel fans far and wide.
With 1,400 stores worldwide and 30 in the UK, Auntie Anne's is continuing to grow, spreading joy with our "Little Rewards" as our ancestors did centuries before!