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 1,500 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 or slicing it into bite-size nuggets. To transform the snack into a meal, they accompany it with specialty drinks, including Frozen Lemonade Mixers.
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 local communities through fundraising opportunities.
If the chefs at Pizza Bistro had their way, no one would ever have to choose between a bacon cheeseburger and a gooey cheese pizza ever again. Their specialty bacon cheeseburger pie combines these two delicious American staples into one mouthwatering meal, topping a fresh-baked crust with hamburger meat, bacon, and a generous sprinkling of cheddar. Prefer tacos, gyros, or philly cheesesteaks to burgers? Pizza Bistro makes pizzas out of them too, along with 11 other specialty pies. Those who like to build their own pizza can choose from toppings like ham, green peppers, french fries, and feta, plus a choice of red or white sauce. Meanwhile, those who like to eat their sandwiches the old fashioned way can order from a list of more than 25 oven-baked hoagies or bite into classic hot dogs topped with chili and cheese. Other all-American eats include nine types of French fries, 12 flavors of wings, and seven styles of burger for those who like to eat something different every day of the week.
If Mulligan's Sports Bar and Grill was in its own country, it would be Steelers country. And Penguins country. And Pirates country. That's because the neighborhood eatery stays loyal to its Pittsburgh fans by hosting the games of Steel City's teams on its 17 flat-screen TVs and two 8-foot projectors. All those views make it easy for groups to witness every broadcast touchdown, home run, or rock-paper-scissors throwdown from their tables or at the bar. From there, they can dig into menu items including buffalo ranch chicken sandwiches, jalapeno burgers, and gyros. A big list of brews makes it easy to grab a perennial favorite or find a new one, with selections like Iron City Light, North Country Firehouse Red, and Yuengling Lager.