Wetzel’s Pretzels Named to Prestigious List of America’s Top Franchises
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Wetzel’s Pretzels Named to Prestigious List of America’s Top Franchises

November 23, 2021 // Franchising.com // PASADENA, Calif. - The sheer joy Americans are getting from snacking with Wetzel’s Pretzels (Wetzel’s) has driven best-in-class profits for its franchisees and propelled the brand into a category of franchises reserved for a small group of elite brands.

Known for inspiring handheld happiness with its mouth-watering, portable snacks, Wetzel’s has recently earned a spot as one of the top 400 franchise concepts in the country. Franchise Times has ranked it on the publication’s “Top 400” list, a reflection of the revenue growth Wetzel’s has driven over the past year.

“Being recognized among so many incredible franchise brands across the country is a gratifying moment for us. We are in the top tier of brands, ahead of thousands of others in franchising, and we’ve done that by keeping our business model simple and profitable and our menu fun and fresh” said Jennifer Schuler, CEO at Wetzel’s Pretzels. “The future of Wetzel’s is bright and we’re eager to continue supporting our bakery owners’ accomplishments.”

Previously the Top 200+, Franchise Times renamed its annual ranking of the 400 largest U.S.- based franchise systems by global systemwide sales to better encompass the biggest brands in franchising as well as promising young concepts in growth mode. The rigorous approach to research remains the same, according to Franchise Times Editor-in-Chief Laura Michaels. The project is the result of a five-month research and reporting effort that led to the most credible and objective franchise ranking available.

Wetzel’s takes pride in its fun-loving, West Coast attitude, bringing communities together through its salty and sweet treats. Since its founding in Pasadena, California 25 years ago, Wetzel’s has put a twist on tradition, expanding into innovative new avenues in an effort to provide fresh pretzels to snack enthusiasts.

Wetzel’s launched a new category for franchise growth, the Wetzel’s mobile food truck. Likewise, the brand has enhanced its growth into non-traditional venues through partnerships with premier companies such as Walmart and Phillips 66. Plus, it has earned several franchise industry accolades, recently being named one of Franchise Business Review’s “Top Food Franchises” and “Top Multi-Unit Franchises,” among other acknowledgments.

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