Soft pretzel chain Auntie Anne’s turns 25 on Feb. 2. The chain’s milestone birthday comes on the heels of its 1,000th domestic store opening in Elizabethtown, Ky., which occurred on Dec. 24.
Auntie Anne’s aims to open 100 new stores throughout the United States and another 118 abroad in 2013, building off its 23rd year of positive sales growth last year. Also in 2012, the chain opened 202 stores, entered six new countries and opened its 300th international location.
“Auntie Anne’s has not only withstood the test of time for a quarter century, but it has also grown at a steady pace while expanding its appeal to new consumers at home and abroad,” Bill Dunn, president and COO of Auntie Anne’s, said in a press release. “The opening of our 1,000th domestic store wrapped up a memorable company year, and it speaks volumes to all those who have been involved with our brand over the last 25 years.”