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 1,350 locations worldwide, the pretzel makers still hand roll the original recipe but have added to the menu with inventive options such as the eight signature dipping sauces. The team constantly explores new uses for the pretzel dough, such as wrapping it around hot dogs and slicing it into bite-size nuggets. 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. Auntie Anne's also reaches out to the community through fundraising opportunities.
Georgie Lou's is a candy and gift store specializing in retro candy, meaning we have favorites from years gone, alongside favorites of today. Our unique selection of gifts all have a retro vibe--they're all either reproductions of nostalgic favorites, feature pop culture icons, or offer a modern twist on the good old days!
After taking a good, hard look at the food Americans eat and the process it goes through before arriving on their plates, the owners of the Green Room Bistro & Juice Bar found not only cause for alarm, but also the inspiration to open their own local foods restaurant using many organic products. With a firm belief that good food can also be exquisite, the restaurateurs teamed up with local farmers to assure their menu presents only the freshest and healthiest unprocessed proteins, vegetables, and fruits available. Dishes such as regional, grass-fed beef burgers, vegan portobello burgers, and gluten-free apple walnut salads come packed with nutrients and flavors, just as Mother Nature's son Carl intended. To complement the green cuisine, the owners set up a juice and beverage bar that slings fruit smoothies, Oogave natural sodas, and Peace Coffee.
Stashed away from busy highways and city streets, The Waterfront Bar & Grill invites visitors to step back into simpler times. The restaurant overlooks the Susquehanna River and beyond that, a mountainous backdrop sprawls out as an organic reminder of the area's beauty. Inside The Waterfront, or out on its riverside patio, diners dive into hearty, made-from-scratch meals including 10 different kinds of wings. Daily drink specials and live-music performances add to restaurant's mirthful vibes.
Sakura Japanese Restaurant's chefs forge sushi and Japanese dishes, which emerge into a dining room filled with art and racks of katanas. Smaller knives hew fresh fish into specialty rolls at the sushi bar, and tableside hibachi grills sizzle meats, seafood, and vegetables before audiences of captivated diners and concerned piles of dry straw. An all-you-can-eat menu replenishes plates with unlimited sushi and tempura, and the restaurant's BYOB policy allows guests to bring along their own bottles of wine.
Bombay Junction's tandoori technicians create an eclectic menu of lip-smacking dishes derived from fusioned recipes of northern and southern India. Relish the tikka masala, whose blend of spices, garlic, and creamy sauce extinguishes hunger flames ($12.99) or channel the oceanic appreciation of Jacques Cousteau by noshing on shrimp curry ($16.99). The mango-lamb curry—deftly blended with a variety of exotic spices and mango pulp—utilizes hearty meat and fruity flavors to quell stomach rumblings and sate sweet cravings like a fresh grilled piñata ($14.99). Vegetarians and part-time vegetarians revel in an assortment of meatless selections such as the vegetable jalfrezi, a smorgasbord of mixed vegetables cooked with bell peppers and onion ($10.99).