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.
• For $16, you get a Signature Chicken Meal for two people (up to a $34.97 value). Click here for an overview of the combo. • For $30, you get a Signature Chicken Meal for four people (up to a $69.94 value). Click here for an overview of the combo. • For $42, you get a Signature Chicken Meal for six people (up to a $104.91 value). Click here for an overview of the combo. Chick’s Grill celebrates the egg’s most famous progeny with the Signature Chicken Meal, a combo of unusual size culled from a menu of specialty chicken dishes and American fare. Calibrated for coops of up six diners, each meal begins with your choice of appetizer, as fried pickles, grilled shrimp, and chicken nachos tease taste buds and taunt taste enemies. Diners then munch their choice of entrées, including any Chick’s Favorite chicken entrée, chicken sandwich, burger, or sandwiches from the “Not Into Chick’s” menu. Chefs slather up to 12 deep-fried wings in sauce before baking them to golden perfection, completely eliminating any chance of them flying off to migrate. The traditional chicken parm pairs breaded chicken with melted provolone and homebrewed marinara, while the Pittsburgh-style chicken sandwich sublets bun real estate to creamy coleslaw and crisp fries. Between bites, diners consult five wall-mounted HDTVs, tracking breaking sports happenings or watching five nightly newscasts at once.