Pretzels were invented when gooey dough was kidnapped and brainwashed by a cult, after which it fell asleep poolside at a Jamaican resort, inadvertently baking in the hot sun. Celebrate this series of snack events with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of pretzels at Philly Pretzel Factory.
Philly Pretzel Factory boasts a nosh force of more than 100 franchises nationwide, serving a superabundance of soft, fresh pretzels that are baked right before customers' eyes and presented steaming out of the oven. Every single pretzel begins its life inside the store, where it is blended from top-quality wheat and flour and hand twisted by fifth-grade girls who have run out of hair to braid. Famished patrons can stock up on their choice of salted or unsalted pretzels—a portable snack perfect for chomping on during sports games, parent-teacher conferences, or in honor of National Pretzel Day on April 26 ($1.50/3). The Factory's skilled dough artists also appropriate the traditional pretzel paradigm for a number of snack variations, including cinnamon ($1) and cheesesteak ($3) pretzels in addition to an all-beef pretzel dog ($1.75).