Investing in The Pretzel Company
While having beers at a bar one evening, the team, who ultimately created The Pretzel Company, found that the pretzels they were served simply weren’t satisfying. “[They] decided that they did not like most pretzels. They thought they could do better. Then they did!”
The Pretzel Company is located in York County, Pennsylvania, right down the road from the Snack Food Capital of the World. Pretzels are having a moment, so they’re in the right place at the right time. They are tirelessly focused on a high-quality, hand-twisted pretzel, and we could not be more excited to support them.
Their path to becoming a high growth business started during COVID when they had to pivot quickly from serving local restaurants and their own storefront—all of which shut down—to deploying a full online strategy. This new business model enabled them to scale their revenue and refocus their energies on new areas of the business. A swift transition period ensued, which maxed out the production capacity in their space downtown.
The Pretzel Company and White Rose Ventures saw potential to accommodate this growth. In August 2022, The Pretzel Company moved into a larger facility in northern York, enabling them to produce three times the pretzels they could create in their former space—with room to grow. They’ve also begun selling their pretzels on QVC. In a breakout series of appearances, they have sold out four times in a row. Below is a video of co-founder Philip Given during one of those amazing appearances:
We are confident that The Pretzel Company will join the esteemed list of companies that helped make our county home to the Snack Food Capital of the World. We are honored to be working with The Pretzel Company, supporting them in breaking into new markets while continuing to maximize the channels they are already so successful in serving. This team is incredibly hard working, dedicating every spare moment to creating greater efficiency in their process. The magic lies in the team themselves and their commitment to a handmade pretzel. We can’t wait to see what they accomplish next.