In 1988, Auntie Anne's founders Anne and Jonas Beiler purchased a Pennsylvania farmers' market stand, where they experimented with dough until they created a pretzel that seemed to strike the perfect chord with their customers. Today, at their more than 1,150 locations worldwide, the pretzel makers still hand roll the original recipe but have added to the menu with inventive options, such as the pepperoni pretzel and eight signature dipping sauces. The team constantly explores new uses for the pretzel dough, such as wrapping it around hot dogs, slicing it into bite-size nuggets, or using it to build historically accurate Austrian villages. To transform the snack into a meal, they accompany it with specialty drinks, including frozen-lemonade desserts.
When not twisting dough, Auntie Anne's team partners with the national charitable organization Alex?s Lemonade Stand Foundation, which raises funds to fight childhood cancer. They also reach out to the community through fundraising opportunities.
You won't find any sugar packets at Red Apples Juice Bar. That's because the bar sweetens its trademark drinks with freshly cut fruit and, for those with an especially active sweet tooth, honey. Juices and smoothies incorporate entire fruits and vegetables into delicious combinations, including orange, grape, strawberry, and kale. Daily specials highlight a rotating roster of drink flavors, as well as a vegetable soup such as zucchini and corn or cream of carrot.
Coffee in Motion?s baristas brew cups of Millars organic, wood-roasted, fair-trade coffee beans to create gourmet drive-thru coffees and espressos. At the Mission Street location, a cherry-hued bus with upstairs seating serves caffeine-seeking patrons around the clock, as the caf?'s extended schedule allows patrons to flout legally mandated naptimes. Along with coffee, the staff serves up a full menu of real fruit smoothies, fresh pastries, and toasted bagel sandwiches with a choice of toppings. For tea drinkers, locally brewed My Chai teas awaken sleepy patrons and incite their heart rates to soar like Amelia Earhart's pet falcon.
Every day at more than 770 locations, Jamba Juice proves that good nutrition can be both convenient and delicious. Since the beginning, the company has based its philosophy on choosing whole fruits and all-natural ingredients over artificial flavorings and preservatives. The menu is completely free of high-fructose corn syrup and artificial trans fats, and it makes additional accommodations for vegan and gluten-free diets.
Although Jamba Juice is serious about using wholesome ingredients, the company is a little more playful when it comes to the palate. Whole fruits and veggies can be blended into an extensive menu of great-tasting smoothies and freshly squeezed juices. But Jamba Juice?s commitment to keeping healthy eating simple informs its solid-food options, too. Customers can kick-start their morning with a steaming bowl of slow-cooked, steel-cut oatmeal, or stay energized throughout the day with six varieties of Energy Bowls: nutrient-rich blends of whole fruit, Greek yogurt or soy milk, and an assortment of dry toppings and fresh fruits.
In addition to nourishing and energizing the human body, Jamba Juice fights childhood obesity by sponsoring Team Up for a Healthy America. The initiative encourages fans to join the Team Up community of celebrities, athletes and other leaders committed to getting kids active?which they can do by visiting the main Jamba Juice website.
Looking for a quick bite to eat? Head on over to Salem's Sassy Onion.
When you're ready to pig out, Sassy Onion is ready to serve you the scrumptious food you're craving.
Sassy Onion visitors can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here.
You won't need to get a sitter before heading to Sassy Onion — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment.
Sassy Onion is a fine restaurant for those with large and small parties.
Put the suit away when heading to Sassy Onion — dress is casual, as are the vibes.
Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Sassy Onion also offers catering.
Sassy Onion offers convenient carry out and delivery, so diners aren't limited to the restaurant space.
Street parking is readily available near Sassy Onion's State St location.
Commute by bike to Sassy Onion and find easy bike parking.
For a night out with great food that won't break the budget, head to Sassy Onion.
Sassy Onion accepts all major credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
The breakfast menu receives the most rave reviews from patrons, but you can also stop in for lunch and dinner later in the day.
Sourcing fresh, local ingredients for their made-from-scratch dishes, Mission Mill Café supports community bellies and businesses with a bounty of sandwiches, soups, and other lunchtime favorites. Stimulate a culinary epiphany with the Dubliner sandwich, which comes piled high with corned beef, fried red onions, melted Swiss, and a side of sour cream-horseradish ($9). Or satisfy a green tooth with a seven-grain veggie burger, topped with mushrooms, lettuce, tomato, and swiss, and served on fresh ciabatta bread from local bakery Cascade ($8.50). Diners can also dig into an assortment of crisp salads ($4–$9) or cut through the cold with Mission Mill's homemade soups, which, like excuses for not wearing pants, are crafted fresh daily ($5/bowl, $3/cup). Fill a remaining wedge-shaped stomach void with a slice of fresh, homemade pie ($3.50) and then counter strong desires to hibernate all afternoon with a mug of Allan Bros. Coffee ($1.75).