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National Pretzel Day is here: Fun facts and where you can get free pretzels

Pennsylvania is the epicenter for pretzel production.

Consider this fact: About 80% of all the pretzels made in the United States are made in the Keystone state at 45 different state-based pretzel companies.

April 26 is National Pretzel Day so it’s basically a state holiday. On this special holiday we present you with some facts, tips and deals on getting yourself a pretzel.

Did you know?

German immigrants brought the idea of the pretzel with them when they emigrated to Pennsylvania in the 1700s.

Americans consume about two pounds of pretzels each year.

More than $550 million worth of pretzels are sold every year in the U.S.

Free stuff

Sheetz will offer customers a free soft pretzel with any purchase of a self-serve fountain beverage or self-serve coffee. (Deal lasts through Friday)

Philly Pretzel Factory: A 16-year tradition, Philly Pretzel Factory is planning to give away 150,000 pretzels. How it works: You can get one free pretzel, no purchase necessary, at all Philly Pretzel Factory stores and Walmart locations (excluding transportation and entertainment venues). With locations across the region, visit:

Wetzel’s Pretzels: Another longstanding celebrator of National Pretzel Day, this chain will also give offer one free original-style pretzel per person present after 3 p.m. Location info:

Auntie Anne’s: With numerous locations around the Valley, this chain is giving away free soft pretzels but you first have to sign up for a free membership on the Auntie Anne’s Pretzel Perks app. After you do that you can choose between an original or a cinnamon pretzel. Info:

Source: Berkshire mont

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