The secret ingredient is love.
It was a short distance from Anne Beiler's little town in the heart of Mennonite country to her humble farmer's stand that would become the first Auntie Anne's Pretzel store. But it was a long life journey for Anne to get there. Twist of Faith is more than the inspiring story of building a successful business; it's a personal journey of faith and forgiveness.
From the death of her young daughter to surviving the rigors of building a successful business to struggles with depression, Anne offers a deeply personal view of her life. She says, "If you knew my life and understood where I came from, you would agree that Auntie Anne's, Inc. is a modern day business miracle."
Twist of Faith is an inspiring look at the life of a woman who went from an 8th-grade Amish education to founding Auntie Anne's, Inc., the world's largest mall-based pretzel franchise.
|About the Contributor(s)||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 300 franchisees and their 950 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.
|Publish Date||Jan 12, 2010|