Ben’s Soft Pretzels Celebrates National Pretzel Day through Free Pretzel Fundraiser for Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund

Amish-inspired Pretzel Bakery Giving Away Pretzels in Exchange for Donations on April 26

April 19, 2018 // Franchising.com // GOSHEN, Ind. - To celebrate National Pretzel Day on April 26, Ben’s Soft Pretzels will give away free pretzels (one per person) with a minimum $1 donation to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF).

In fact, 100 percent of the donations collected for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund on National Pretzel Day will go toward building new Intrepid Spirit centers for military personnel who suffer from traumatic brain injury or psychological health conditions. All of the administrative costs of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund are underwritten by the Fund’s Board of Directors. In total, Ben’s Soft Pretzels has raised more than $100,000 for the IFHF in the last few years.

The soft pretzel franchise will also be giving away a year’s worth of free pretzels to one lucky fan via a contest app on its Facebook page. Pretzel fans can enter to win by filling out the entry form found at www.facebook.com/benspretzels and listing the name of their favorite service member. A winner will be chosen at random from the entries on May 1.

“We are so proud to support an organization as incredible as the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund on our favorite day of the year. In 2017, we were able to surpass expectations by raising $23,000 for the organization on National Pretzel Day and are hoping to match or exceed that goal this year,” said Scott Jones, CEO and co-founder of Ben’s Soft Pretzels. “The success of the National Pretzel Day promotion is a testament to the generosity of our customers who understand the sacrifice of the men and women of the U.S. military and their families, and are eager to give back.”

“We are so grateful to Ben’s Soft Pretzels and all of their customers for their generosity and willingness to give back to our military heroes,” said David Winters, President of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. “We are proud to be able to say that 100% of every donation to the IFHF, every cent, directly goes to building these Intrepid Spirit centers.”

With the minimum one dollar donation, visitors will receive a Jumbo Soft Pretzel to celebrate National Pretzel Day and support those who have served their country. Ben’s Soft Pretzels also gave away free pretzels to those who have served in the Armed Forces on Veteran’s Day to show its support for the men and women who fearlessly defend our country.

For more information on Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, and to find your nearest Ben’s Soft Pretzels location, visit www.benspretzels.com.

About Ben’s Soft Pretzels

Ben’s Soft Pretzels is home of the World’s Greatest Soft Pretzel. One bite will forever change your perception of what a pretzel should taste like. Our nearly half-pound of fluffy, buttery, melt-in-your-mouth artisan pretzel goodness features imported German pretzel salt and 11 gourmet dipping sauces to choose from. Our quick-serve soft pretzel franchise opportunity offers a simple business model with prime real estate locations and a cost-effective distribution system. Founded in 2008, Ben’s Soft Pretzels has become one of the nation’s fastest growing soft pretzel franchise with 75+ locations in eight states. For more information visit benspretzels.com.

About the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund

For nearly 20 years, the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund has provided support for the critical needs of America’s military communities. Today the Fund is leading efforts to support service members suffering the terrible effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBI afflicts hundreds of thousands of men and women who have selflessly served in defense of our nation. To help address this urgent need, the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund is building a series of nine specially-designed treatment facilities, called Intrepid Spirit centers, at military bases around the nation. Within these centers, service members receive the most advanced and proven care to address the complex symptoms of TBI, with the goal of returning these men and women to their duties in the armed forces. Seven Intrepid Spirit centers are already open and serving America’s brave men and women in uniform, and they have achieved a success rate of returning more than 90% of patients to regular service in the armed forces. For more information about this effort and about how the Fund has provided close to $200 million in support of members of the armed forces and their families, visit fallenheroesfund.org.

SOURCE Ben’s Soft Pretzels

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