Philly Pretzel Factory

Soft pretzels
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Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
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Initial investment
$134K - $351K
Units as of 2019
162 Decrease 7% over 3 years

Company Overview

Dan DiZio began selling soft pretzels at the age of 11, on a street corner in his hometown of Philadelphia. After graduating from college, he teamed up with Len Lehman to open the first Philly Pretzel Factory in 1998, and they began franchising in 2004. In addition to hot soft pretzels, Philly Pretzel Factory stores offer pretzel dogs and sausages, cheesesteak-stuffed pretzels, dipping sauces and frozen lemonade.

About Philly Pretzel Factory

Industry Food
Related Categories Pretzels, Baked Goods
Founded 1998
Parent Company Soft Pretzel Franchise Systems Inc.
Leadership Dan Dizio, CEO
Corporate Address 1525 Ford Rd.
Bensalem, PA 19020
Social Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Business Overview

Franchising Since 2004 (20 years)
# of employees at HQ 31
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchises in the following US states:

# of Units 162 (as of 2019)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a Philly Pretzel Factory franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here's what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee Information Circle
$35,000
Initial Investment Information Circle
$133,999 - $351,193
Net Worth Requirement Information Circle
$150,000 - $300,000
Cash Requirement Information Circle
$40,000 - $100,000
Veteran Incentives Information Circle
$1,776 off franchise fee
Royalty Fee Information Circle
6%
Ad Royalty Fee Information Circle
2%
Term of Agreement Information Circle
10 years
Is franchise term renewable? Yes
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Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing Philly Pretzel Factory has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training 40 hours
Classroom Training 40 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed? Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit? Information Circle
No
Can this franchise be run part time? Information Circle
No
# of employees required to run 8-8
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
Yes
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Updated: December 12th, 2022