entrepreneur profiles: Anne Beiler
Anne Beiler is the founder of Auntie Anne's Hand-Rolled Soft Pretzels, the world's largest mall-based pretzel franchise. Established in 1988, the business has grown to 150 corporate staff supporting over 250 franchisees and their 850+ locations worldwide. In 2004, the Auntie Anne's franchise system generated over $250 million in sales and gave over $1 million to charitable organizations. Anne's vision to serve, inspire, and give has been recognized many times. She was named one of America's 500 women entrepreneurs by Working Woman and Entrepreneur of the Year by Inc. magazine. Anne's entrepreneurial insights have also been featured on The Food Network's Unwrapped, and The Oprah Winfrey Show; and in magazines such as Fortune, Nation's Restaurant News, and Guideposts.