2015 Franchise 500
At a Glance

Products & Services: Pretzels

Number of Locations: 294

Total Investment: $154.5K - $237.8K

Founded: 1991

Began Franchising: 1992

About Pretzelmaker

Jeffrey Trip opened Pretzelvania in 1991, but the company's name was soon changed to Pretzelmaker for the purpose of franchising. In 2010, Pretzelmaker was merged with Pretzel Time, another company started in 1991 (originally under the name Mr. Pretzel). Pretzelmaker stores sell flavored hot pretzels, pretzel-wrapped hot dogs, lemonades and blended drinks. Pretzelmaker is part of Global Franchise Group, which also franchises Great American Cookies, MaggieMoo's and Marble Slab Creamery.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2015 234 53 7 0
2014 244 53 3 0
2013 265 59 2 1
2012 271 55 2 0
2011 278 53 3 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the U.S.,Africa, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Central America, Philippines, South America, Western Europe.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $154,500 - $237,750
Franchise Fee: $30,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 7%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 25% off first-store franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $250,000
Liquid Cash Available: $100,000
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Accounts Receivable

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 5 days.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Ad slicks,
Other marketing support: POP materials

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #264 (2015), #250 (2014), #229 (2013), #245 (2012), #106 (2011),
America's Top Global: #144 (2014), #186 (2013), #190 (2012), #89 (2011),

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