610 AD a frugal Monk in Northern Italy
fashions left-over pieces of dough into
the shape of his student's arms folded
in prayer. He bakes them to a golden brown
and calls them "pretiolias"
or "little rewards". Pretiolias
become a staple on the monastery table.
February, l988, Anne Beiler purchases
a market stand in a Downingtown,
Pennsylvania Farmer's Market and
sells pretzels (the modern version
of pretiolas) and lemonade. This
business becomes the basis for a
franchising and fundraising phenomenon.
March, l989, the now successful
Anne Beiler franchises "Saturday's
Market" in Harrisburg, PA.
November, 1989, the first regional mall
location opens in Park City Centre, Lancaster,
December, 1990, Auntie Anne's boasts
50 stores in nine (9) states and by the
end of 2003 Auntie Anne's has over
800 locations worldwide.
Anne's is a success story equal
to Horatio Alger. Her ambition to
"make the world a better tasting
place®" is now being accomplished
Menu additions to her "little
rewards" include specialty coffees,
dips, Cookie Farm® baked goods,
Cre-amo® Classic Cones ice creams
and Dutch Treats frozen beverages.
Some, or all of these, are available
through her international franchise
locations, her internet address ([email protected])
and in her new Auntie Anne's Café
in Willow Street, PA.
"little rewards" have, over
the years, became big rewards for Anne
Beiler both monetarily and spiritually.
She had originally opened her first commercial
enterprise to finance her husband's dream
of providing counseling and support services
to families in the community.
Anne's supports the Family Resource
& Counseling Centre, Inc. (FRCC) and
in l999 became a proud contributor to
the Children's Miracle Network which donates
to over 100 affiliated hospitals.
is quoted as saying "We give, to
get, to give again," and she lives
by those words. She also attributes her
phenomenal success to the three P's being
Purpose, Product and People. Working together
she believes you will reap the fourth
"P" in the form of Profits.
Beiler had confidence in herself, her
purpose, her people and her product. With
the subsequent profits she has benefited
Anne's is positive proof that if you
set a goal and stick to it, with only
the good of mankind in mind, you can't
do anything but profit.
If you love great food and want a franchise
which makes profits based on the "love
they neighbor as thyself " biblical
admonition then Auntie Anne's is
the franchise for you.
Anne's is actively seeking franchisees
in the U.S. and almost 20 other countries
around the world. Full training for
you and your staff, ongoing field
support, access to videos and other
training tools and material plus many
more valuable resources are just a
few of the items in Auntie Anne's
support system which will be yours
as a franchisee.