Media Advisory: Auntie Annes Raises Dough for Nationwide Children's Hospital

April 25, 2013


Auntie Anne's Eastland Mall location is celebrating National Pretzel Day by donating 100 percent of its pretzel and drink sales for the second year in a row to Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Pretzels are available in a variety of shapes and flavors, including the newest offering, the honey whole grain pretzel. The pretzel franchise is known for its mouth-watering, hand-rolled and freshly-baked soft pretzels.

National Pretzel Day is an annual holiday. It was introduced to Congress in 1983 to celebrate the art of making pretzels – a treat that dates to 610 AD – and to recognize the evolution of the pretzel industry.


Friday, April 26, 2013
10 a.m. – 9 p.m.


Auntie Anne’s
Eastland Mall – Near Macy’s & the Food Court
4256 FC Eastland Mall
Columbus, OH 43232


Headquartered in Lancaster, Penn., Auntie Anne’s celebrated its 25th Anniversary this year with more than 1,330 locations in 46 states and 25 countries. Combined, Auntie Anne’s stores hand roll and bake more than 100 million pretzels per year (using enough dough in the process to wrap end-to-end around the earth three times). Auntie Anne’s is committed to pretzel perfection by guaranteeing customers will love its pretzels or they will replace it with one that you do. For more information, visit


Timothy Chafins
Auntie Anne’s Eastland Mall
Franchise Partner

Shannon Zimmerman
Auntie Anne’s, Inc.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.5 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at