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Ben's Soft Pretzels in Sarasota to Host Grand Opening on March 24

By Jillian Koeneman • Mar 15, 2017

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Ben’s Soft Pretzels ‘Rolls Out’ New Bakery in Sarasota

Amish-Inspired Soft Pretzel Bakery Brings Fresh, Made On-Site Daily Pretzels to Sarasota Walmart

SARASOTA, Fla. (Mar. 24, 2017) – Ben’s Soft Pretzels, an Amish-inspired soft pretzel bakery offering preservative free pretzels baked fresh on-site daily, recently opened a location in Sarasota. The new bakery opened inside Walmart, located at 8320 Lockwood Ridge Rd. The grand opening celebration will be taking place on March 24 from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. and will offer free jumbo soft pretzels to new customers. Offer limited to one per person.

Passionate about serving the world's best pretzel, the fastest growing pretzel franchise in the U.S. has been bringing its doughy goodness to the public since 2008. The bakery’s proprietary mix is hand rolled with imported German salt and the final result is nearly two times the size of other soft pretzels. In addition to Ben’s signature jumbo pretzel, the bakery also offers pretzel bites called Buggy Bites, Pretzel Stix, all-beef Pretzel Dogs, and Pretzel Pockets with eleven different dipping sauces including cheese, mustard, marinara, and a variety of sweet options.

Ben’s Soft Pretzels of Sarasota is owned and operated by local entrepreneur Chad McCorkel along with his wife Michelle, who also works as a nurse in the area. After working in manufacturing plants for 17 years, Chad wanted to switch career paths and looked to open his own business. The husband and wife duo were introduced to Ben’s Soft Pretzels in Valparaiso, IN, where they used to reside, and were attracted to the values and beliefs installed in the company. Ben’s Soft Pretzels of Sarasota operates as a family business with the couple’s daughter Dovie stepping in as store manager. The McCorkels plan on opening two more Ben’s Soft Pretzels locations in the greater Sarasota area within the year, as well as several mobile units.
 
“Opening our first Ben’s Soft Pretzels location is extremely exciting for us,” said Chad. “My family and I are confident Sarasota residents will love our high-quality, delicious and value-driven products so we’re giving everyone the opportunity to give us a try during our grand opening.”

Nearly eight years ago, a local business man (Brian Krider), a pretzel fanatic (Scott Jones), and an Amish baker (Ben Miller), came together to start a pretzel business. Ben and his wife, 3rd generation Amish bakers, perfected the Amish/Dutch dough recipe that is used to this day in all Ben’s Soft Pretzels. The first Ben's Soft Pretzels bakery opened in Concord Mall in Elkhart, Ind. and has since grown to 81-units in eight states.

Ben’s Soft Pretzels also partners with Intrepid Fallen Heroes, a nonprofit providing support for the men and women of the Armed Forces and their families. In 2016, Ben’s Soft Pretzels raised $45,000 for the organization through its popular National Pretzel Day and National Pretzel Month promotions and looks to top that number in 2017.

For more information on the Ben’s Soft Pretzels in Sarasota, visit www.benspretzels.com/in/sarasota-walmart or call 941-351-0682.

About Ben’s Soft Pretzels
Ben’s Soft Pretzels is a quick-serve soft pretzel franchise opportunity that offers a simple business model with prime real estate locations and a cost-effective distribution system. Founded in 2008 by local business man Brian Krider, pretzel fanatic Scott Jones, and Amish baker Ben Miller, Ben’s Soft Pretzels has become the nation’s fastest growing soft pretzel franchise with 81 locations in eight states. For more information about the franchise opportunity, please visit www.benspretzelsfranchising.com

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Ben's Pretzels Looking to Award Franchises in Indianapolis Market

By Jillian Koeneman • Feb 10, 2017

Ben’s Soft Pretzels, the fastest growing pretzel franchise in the US, announced plans to expand its brand presence in the Indianapolis area by bringing 25 new locations to the market by 2021. With five locations already operating in the Indianapolis market, the region has been identified as a sweet spot for growth.


Aspiring entrepreneurs and seasoned business owners alike looking for a unique business opportunity can meet the Ben’s CEO, Scott Jones, on February 23, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Airport during a “Meet the CEO” Franchise Discovery Day Event. Attendees will learn about the Ben’s Soft Pretzels franchising model and business opportunities in and around Indianapolis, speak with the CEO and other company executives, as well as have the chance to try the legendary pretzels. Space is limited and interested attendees can RSVP here http://www.benspretzelsfranchising.com/indianapolis.

There is no charge or obligation to attend. 

Celebrate Our Grand Opening in Jenison Michigan with Free Pretzels

By Jillian Koeneman • Feb 06, 2017

Please join us for our Grand Opening Celebration in Jenison, Michigan, on February 10, 2017 from 1PM-7PM. We will be giving away FREE Jumbo Soft Pretzels! Limit 1 per person please. We are located inside Meijer in Jenison. Have a pretzel day! 

Ben's Pretzels to Host Milwaukee Meet the CEO Discovery Day

By Jillian Koeneman • Dec 19, 2016

Ben’s Soft Pretzels, the fastest growing pretzel franchise in the US, announced plans to expand its brand presence in the Milwaukee area by bringing 15 new locations to the market by 2021. With three locations already operating in Wisconsin, two in Waukesha County (Pewaukee and Sussex), the region has been identified as a sweet spot for growth.
 
Aspiring entrepreneurs and seasoned business owners alike looking for a unique business opportunity can meet the Ben’s CEO, Scott Jones, on Jan. 8 & 9 at the Holiday Inn in Pewaukee during a “Meet the CEO” Discovery Day Event.  Attendees will learn about the Ben’s Soft Pretzels franchising model and business opportunities in Southeastern Wisconsin, speak with the CEO and other company executives, as well as have the chance to try the legendary pretzels. Space is limited and interested attendees can RSVP here http://www.benspretzelsfranchising.com/milwaukee

There is no charge or obligation to attend.
 

Ben's Pretzels to Host Northern Michigan Meet the CEO Discovery Day Event

By Jillian Koeneman • Nov 16, 2016


Ben’s Soft Pretzels, the fastest growing pretzel franchise in the US, announced plans today to expand its brand presence in the Northern Michigan area by bringing 10 new locations to the market by 2021. With two locations already operating in the Northern Michigan market (Alpena and Traverse City), the region has been identified as a sweet spot for growth.

Aspiring entrepreneurs and seasoned business owners alike looking for a unique business opportunity can meet the Ben’s CEO and Northern Michigan native, Scott Jones, on November 28 at the Grand Traverse Resort in Traverse City during a the “Meet the CEO” Discovery Day Event. Attendees will learn about the Ben’s Soft Pretzels franchising model and business opportunities in Northern Michigan, speak with the CEO and other company executives, as well as have the chance to try the legendary pretzels. Space is limited and interested attendees can visit benspretzelsfranchising.com/northernmichigan to sign up and learn more. There is no charge or obligation to attend.