The “Bring Home the Bacon” celebration includes FREE Bacon & Mozzarella Stuffed Bites for anyone with the last name “Bacon” on Saturday, Sept. 22, and a sweepstakes to win $1,000 cash plus Bacon & Mozzarella Stuffed Bites for a year

ATLANTA (Sept. 13, 2018) – It’s time to “Bring Home the Bacon!” Pretzelmaker, the national handmade pretzel shop, is inviting customers to celebrate the launch of its new Bacon & Mozzarella Stuffed Bites at its Bacon for Bacons event, offering FREE* Bites for anyone with the last name “Bacon” on Saturday, Sept. 22. The fun continues with a Bring Home the Bacon Sweepstakes in which one lucky winner will receive $1,000 cash and Bacon & Mozzarella Stuffed Bites for a year.

An extension of Pretzelmaker’s popular Mozzarella Stuffed Bites, the new Bacon & Mozzarella Stuffed Bites are made with crispy bacon and melty 100% Wisconsin mozzarella cheese. They are available in 8-piece ($5.50) and 16-piece ($8.95) counts (suggested retail price), and also as a Combo, with the sauce of your choice and a regular drink. Bacon & Mozzarella Stuffed Bites will be in stores through Dec. 31, 2018.

“If you’re a bacon fan (and who isn’t?), now is the time to visit Pretzelmaker and try our new Bacon & Mozzarella Stuffed Bites,” said Lisa Cheatham, Director of Marketing for Pretzelmaker. “The addition of Bacon to our already delicious Mozzarella Stuffed Bites is what snack dreams are made of, and our ‘Bring Home the Bacon’ campaign celebrates not only our delicious new bites, but lucky people with the last name Bacon.”

The “Bacon for Bacons” giveaway will take place on Saturday, Sept. 22 and anyone who presents a valid ID with the last name “Bacon” will receive a FREE 8-piece Bacon & Mozzarella Stuffed Bites Combo. The Bring Home the Bacon Sweepstakes will start on Sept. 13 and will run through Oct. 12. Entering is easy – provide your email address on the Pretzelmaker sweepstakes page and you could win $1,000 cash and Bacon & Mozzarella Stuffed Bites for the year (in the form of a Pretzelmaker gift card valued at $450.)

For more information on the “Bacon for Bacons” event and the Bring Home the Bacon Sweepstakes, please visit our event page. For more fun and store locations, visit our website or join us on social media: follow @pretzelmaker on Twitter; add @pretzelmakerpics on Instagram; follow “Pretzelmaker” on Snapchat; or become a fan of the brand on Facebook. To become a member of Pretzelmaker Rewards, download the app on Google Play and the App Store.

*Limit one 8-piece Bacon & Mozzarella Stuffed Bites Combo per person with valid ID proving the last name “Bacon.” Valid only at participating U.S. stores. No purchase necessary. No cash value.

Notes to Editors:

  • Members of the media are invited to Pretzelmaker locations to try the new Bacon & Mozzarella Stuffed Bites. Demonstrations of the Bites being made are available in-store only. To request an interview with Pretzelmaker representatives, coordinate a store visit, obtain photos, graphics or b-roll, please contact Kathleen Shaffer at [email protected] or 470-388-6170.

About Pretzelmaker® – Visit Pretzelmaker
Since 1991, Pretzelmaker® has specialized in serving fresh baked, hand-rolled soft pretzel products, dipping sauces and beverages. Long recognized as an innovator in their industry, the brand is credited with inventing the popular Pretzel Dog, Mini Pretzel Dogs, and the portable Pretzel Bites. Following integration in 2010, the Pretzelmaker® brand now also includes Pretzel Time®. Pretzelmaker® is currently the second largest soft pretzel concept in the United States and is also rapidly expanding worldwide with locations in Canada, Guam, Saudi Arabia and Mexico. Pretzelmaker has recently introduced a new twist to the brand, the Fresh Twist by Pretzelmaker® concept. Fresh Twist by Pretzelmaker® is perfect for colleges/universities, airports and transportation centers. The menu offers breakfast sandwiches on pretzel buns, Cinnamon Toast Pretzel Sticks, Pretzel Flatbread Pizzas and Pepperoni Pretzel Rolls in addition to its fresh hand-rolled Pretzels, Pretzel Bites, Pretzel Dogs and all-natural lemonades and smoothies. To learn more, visit our franchise site.

Annica Conrad

Annica Conrad
Chief Marketing Officer

Annica has more than 20 years of award-winning marketing experience and has been with GFG for 3 years. She joined the company from Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers where she was Vice President, Brand Development. In this role, Annica was responsible for the rebirth and growth in popularity of the 42-year-old eclectic brand through smart menu design and development, implementation of the Mellow Mushroom loyalty app and creation and rollout of its first online ordering system. Before her time with Mellow Mushroom, Annica was Vice President of Marketing for Mcalister’s Corporation and she spent the early part of her career at a prominent advertising agency in Mobile Alabama. She is graduate of Samford University in Birmingham where she earned her Bachelors in Marketing and MBA in Economics.

Sam Patterson
Chief Financial Officer

Patterson came to Global Franchise Group in April 2020 from FOCUS Brands where he served as Senior Vice President of Accounting. For the last eleven years, he was responsible for leading financials for Cinnabon, Carvel, Schlotzsky’s, Moe’s Southwest Grill, McAlister’s Deli, Auntie Anne’s and Jamba Juice. He directed the organization through the transfer and integration of all accounting back-office functions for Auntie Anne’s from Pennsylvania, McAlister’s Deli from Mississippi, and Jamba Juice from Texas to Atlanta and converted a brand-centric accounting structure into a shared services organization. Before his time with FOCUS, he was Senior Vice President & Corporate Controller for Movie Gallery/Hollywood Video (NASDAQ: MOVI & MVGR), Vice President and Corporate Controller for Republic National Cabinet Corporation, and Corporate Controller for Wolverine Tube, Inc. (NYSE: WLV). He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant, holds a master’s in business administration from Auburn University, and is a graduate of the University of Texas, Tyler.