Philadelphia (PRWEB) October 31, 2014
Philly Pretzel Factory, the award-winning pretzel franchise born and raised in Philadelphia, is proud to announce the winner of Oktoberfest, a system-wide contest with a grand prize giveaway of two tickets to Germany including airfare and a hotel stay.
Contest winner and Mount Olive, New Jersey resident Zach Hurst will be presented with the prize at the Hackettstown, New Jersey Philly Pretzel Factory, located at 150 Mountain Ave, on November 4 with a celebration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Philly Pretzel Factory CEO Dan DiZio and President Marty Ferrill will be in attendance to congratulate the winner. To extend the festivities to community members, location owners Erica and Carl Boos will be giving away one pretzel to every customer who comes into the store.
“It’s with great pleasure that we celebrate with the Hackettstown community and present this prize to Zach,” said DiZio. “We’d like to give a huge thanks to all who entered and made this contest a great success for Philly Pretzel Factory.”
The Boo’s have a long-standing history of community outreach and involvement through their Philly Pretzel Factory location. From fundraisers to community events, the husband-and-wife team has embraced their neighborhood and regularly give thanks by donating pretzels to schools, athletic teams, hospitals and police and fire departments. The couple was recognized as the “Rookie of the Year’ at the Philly Pretzel Factory annual meeting, awarded for their outstanding first year as business owners. They recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of their Hackettstown location, the same store where Hurst found the winning scratch-off ticket.
“We’re known as “the pretzel people” around town and we’re so grateful to the Hackettstown community and surrounding towns for their continued support,” said Erica Boos. “We’d like to take the time to appreciate our loyal fans and share fresh baked pretzels in honor of Zach and his big win at our location.”
Philly Pretzel Factory has a longstanding tradition of serving up only fresh, authentic Philadelphia-style pretzels since its inception. Long before Philly Pretzel Factory was built, DiZio already had a vision and knack for selling the knot-shaped delights. At the age of 11, DiZio would ride his bike to the corner of Southampton and Boulevard to sell his own pretzel creations in downtown Philadelphia. The young entrepreneur would sell five pretzels for $1, averaging a total sale of 1,000 pretzels per day. After giving a cut to the supplier, DiZio would pocket $100 and ride home.
In order to turn his pretzel stand into something much bigger, DiZio teamed up with college buddy Len Lehman in 1998 to create the first Philly Pretzel Factory blueprint. Since then, the brand has grown from a single location in Mayfair to a 150-plus-unit franchise with 23 store openings this year alone, and five more expected to be operating by year’s end.
As the world’s largest Philly-style bakery, Philly Pretzel Factory bakes fresh, delicious soft pretzels delivered to customers “Hot Outta the Oven.” Each pretzel, made from a mix of only the finest and freshest ingredients, is hand twisted to ensure quality and authenticity.
ABOUT PHILLY PRETZEL FACTORY:
Philly Pretzel Factory was founded in 1998 by college buddies Dan DiZio and Len Lehman who created a recipe unique to Philly, yet desired in any market. Today, the award-winning pretzel feeds customers at more than 150 franchised locations, primarily in the Northeast. For more information on Philly Pretzel Factory, visit http://www.phillypretzelfactory.com.