There’s no knotty problem in life that can’t be easily untangled by cathartically twisting strips of fluffy dough. At least, that's what Anne and Jonas Beiler discovered when they offered free counseling services for struggling couples and families using funds earned at their fledgling pretzel stand. Although they didn't initially expect customers to fall in love with their labyrinthine treats, Auntie Anne's pretzels quickly caught on, expanding to more than 1,150 locations in 22 countries.
Auntie Anne’s caters to a variety of dietary needs with a select number of pretzel products. Its baking mix doesn't contain any animal or dairy ingredients and can be ordered without butter. However, Auntie Anne's advises people with nut or gluten allergies to abstain from consuming its products or catapulting them into a neighbor’s pool.