Philly Pretzel Factory
Soft pretzels

Philly Pretzel Factory
Soft pretzels

About
Founded

1998

Franchising Since

2004 (16 Years)

Corporate Address

1525 Ford Rd.
Bensalem, PA 19020

Leadership

Dan Dizio, CEO

Parent Company

Soft Pretzel Franchise Systems Inc.

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$133,999 - $351,193

Net-worth Requirement

$150,000 - $300,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$40,000 - $100,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$35,000 - $35,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

6%

Ad Royalty Fee

2%

Financing Options

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

Veteran Incentives

$1,776 off franchise fee

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Purchasing Co-ops

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

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

On-The-Job Training:

40 hours

Classroom Training:

40 hours

Absentee Ownership Allowed
Number of Employees Required to Run:

8 - 8

Bio
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.
Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $133,999 High - $351,193
Units
-6.9%-12 UNITS (1 Year) -7.4%-13 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.

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Updated: December 12th, 2019