Meet Auntie Anne Beiler
September 29, 2023 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Founder of Auntie Anne’s® Pretzels
Come to the Table is the new book authored by Lancaster County business icon, Auntie Anne Beiler, the founder of Auntie Anne’s Pretzels. This cookbook shares recipes and stories from Anne’s Amish heritage, along with her favorite dishes from friends and family.
Anne will be giving a cooking demo, showcasing one of the recipes from her new book, at Zest starting at 1pm on Friday, September 29th. Register to attend HERE (UPDATE: the cooking demo has reached capacity, but you can still come to the book signing!).
After the cooking demo, at around 2:30, Anne will head a few doors down to Main Street Peddler. There, she will meet and greet customers and sign copies of Come to the Table. Purchase your very own copy and get cooking!
*Guests are able to attend the book signing even if they don’t attend the cooking demo.
About Anne Beiler:
Anne Beiler began twisting pretzels in 1987 to support her husband’s vision of offering free counseling services in their community. What started as a single farmer’s market stand grew into Auntie Anne’s®, the world’s largest hand-rolled soft pretzel franchise.
Anne’s journey towards success began years before she rolled the first pretzel when she and her husband experienced any parent’s worst nightmare – losing a child. This loss propelled Anne into years of darkness, depression, and despair, but out of her pain came purpose and the desire to persevere toward personal and professional success.
Anne is among an elite group of women who have founded national companies in America and is among an even smaller group that has owned an international franchise company. She was named one of America’s 500 Women Entrepreneurs by Working Women and Entrepreneur of the Year by Inc. Magazine. Many television shows have featured Anne’s Entrepreneurial insights and personal story, including ABC’s Hit Series Secret Millionaire, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, ANDERSON, and Food Court Wars. Her story is highlighted in numerous publications, including Huffington Post, Fortune Magazine, Inc Magazine, Guidepost, and Nation’s Restaurant News. Anne also received honorary doctorates from Eastern College and Elizabethtown College.
Anne sold Auntie Anne’s® in 2005 and authored Twist of Faith, a revealing look inside her life and business. She followed up that book with, The Secret Lies Within, which provides an inside-out look at trauma and how to overcome it through sharing your story. In 2022 she released a leadership book called Overcome and Lead.
Today, Anne speaks to audiences worldwide, inspiring people with her authentic stories and life experiences. Her mission is to help women overcome the pain, blame, and shame of their past by sharing their stories so they can lead with purpose.