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 1,600 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 stuffing it with bacon and cheese. 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 Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to fight childhood cancer. Since 2011, Auntie Anne’s had donated more than $2.4 million to the organization, funding over 48,000 hours of research.
Stroll over to Beaner's Gourmet Coffee for your daily cup of coffee.
Bring your whole brood to this coffee shop, where families can dig in to tasty and kid-friendly fare together.
Wifi access is totally free at Beaner's Gourmet Coffee, perfect for catching up on the news, hopping on social media, or even working.
Weather permitting, come enjoy a wonderful meal outside at Beaner's Gourmet Coffee.
Some say walking is the greatest thing in life. This coffee shop knows it's carryout.
Fed up with difficult parking? At Beaner's Gourmet Coffee, you will find easy nearby parking and good eats.
Beaner's Gourmet Coffee makes bikers feel at ease with the multiple storage racks outside.
When you have a long and busy day scheduled, head on over to Beaner's Gourmet Coffee and enjoy a cup of Joe.
What time is it? Time to grab a delicious bakery treat at Grand Traverse Pie Okemos.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful weather during your meal at Grand Traverse Pie Okemos.
Check email, shop online, or get the latest game scores on Grand Traverse Pie Okemos' free wifi.
You won't find a suit in here! Business casual dress is the norm at Grand Traverse Pie Okemos.
Grab this bakery's delicious food on the go with its takeout and delivery services.
Parking has never been easier at Grand Traverse Pie Okemos, a restaurant located near a variety of parking selections.
Grand Traverse Pie Okemos offers safe bike parking outside.
There's no better place to go to get your pastry confections than Grand Traverse Pie Okemos' exquisite bakery.
For the best pick-me-up in town, grab a cup of java at Biggby Coffee in Okemos.
Bask in the sun and enjoy a fresh meal outside at Biggby Coffee.
Surf the web from your tablet or laptop on Biggby Coffee's complimentary wifi.
At Biggby Coffee, you won't have to worry about circling the block multiple times to find parking.
If cycling is more your speed, you'll find plenty of space to stash your bike outside the coffee shop.
Super-savers will adore the low-prices at Biggby Coffee, too — meals there usually cost less than $15.
Biggby Coffee serves up freshly brewed coffee, so make your way over and enjoy a good cup of Joe.
Burger-enthusiasts will love biting into a beef patty at Culvers.
Outdoor seating is ready for diners on those warm summer days.
Need to catch up on some work or the latest news? Get online at Culvers with their complimentary wifi.
Ordering food? You can pick it up yourself!
Parking is accessible and not far from the burger joint.
Whether you're in the mood for AM eggs, a midday salad, or an evening entree, Culvers provides service throughout the day.
So be sure to stop in at Culvers, home of the best burgers in town!
Fire-engine-red chairs and textured white walls speckled with colorful pictures of fruit create a whimsical backdrop at Fruit Froyo, a self-serve yogurt shop. The shop not only specializes in fruity frozen-yogurt flavors, including the always-popular mango and strawberry, but also serves up classic dessert flavors, such as chocolate and cheesecake. After swirling yogurt into cardboard cups or an overly friendly stranger’s hands, customers can pile on fresh fruit, granola, and chopped candy at the self-serve toppings bar.