My FAVORITE Day of the Year!
It's National Pretzel Day and pretzel franchises and businesses nationwide are celebrating by giving away pretzels and other discounted treats.
The day to honor the knotted treat began in 1983 by then-U.S. Rep. Robert Walker of Lancaster, Pa. Twenty years later in 2003, then-Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell made it official when he declared April 26 as National Pretzel Day.
If you're planning to celebrate Thursday, "mustard up" some patience because long lines are expected.
National Pretzel Day deals
Participation can vary by location. To avoid getting bent out of shape, check with your closest location.
Auntie Anne’s: My Pretzel Perks members get a free classic pretzel when they purchase any pretzel Thursday through Sunday. The offer will be available in the rewards section of the app. Sign up for the loyalty program and download the app at www.auntieannes.com. As an added bonus, after your first purchase of $1 or more, you’ll get a reward for a free pretzel item. Want to throw your own Pretzel Day party? Through Thursday, get $15 off a $75 catering order with promo code NATIONALPRETZELDAY.
Sonic Drive-In: For a limited time, get a soft pretzel twist with signature cheese sauce for $1.99.