• Last Year Rank: 128
  • Investment Range: $143,550 - $503,500
  • Initial Investment: $35,500
  • Category: Restaurant
128. Auntie Anne’s

Company Description

Auntie Anne’s is an American chain of pretzel shops. Auntie Anne’s is a subsidiary brand of Focus Brands, which is owned by Roark Capital.

Anne Beiler started the company as a stand at a farmers market in Pennsylvania in 1988. The chain has more than 1,000 throughout more than 30 countries. Most units are located in malls, airports and outlet centers.

Auntie Anne’s partners with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, an organization that raises money to support finding a cure for childhood cancer, and the Food Donation Connection.

Company Statistics

  • Global Sales: $448,823,816
  • US Units: 1,197
  • International Units: 731
  • Total Units: 1,928
  • Percent Franchised: 99%
  • % International Units: 38%
  • US Franchised Units: 1,185
  • International Franchised Units: 731
  • Sales Growth %: -36.3%
  • Unit Growth %: -1.3%
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