Anne and Jonas Beiler never meant to create the pretzel juggernaut that is Auntie Anne's. When they bought their first farmers' market stand, they intended it to fund their community-counseling outreach. Instead, they just happened to craft pretzels that were "better than the best you've ever tasted!" Twenty-four years later, the company has risen faster than dough baked on the sun, with 1,200 locations in 46 states and more than 23 countries. While rolling more than 500,000 pretzels every two days, the company has stayed true to its original menu of pretzels with a twist. Today the varieties span from original salt covered to cinnamon-sugar, garlic, or pepperoni pretzels, and baking kits are available so that customers can have them at home or the cruise-ship engine room that’s currently serving as home.