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Get ’Em While They're Hot! Philly Pretzel Factory Cuts Ribbon

  From left to right. Back: Jan Press, CEO and Co-Founder Dan DiZio, Michael McMane, and Monte Ehrenkranz.  Front: Marie Bennett, Beth Lippman, Punam Bhargava, Mayor Rudy Fernandez, Owners Peter and Jennifer Rosenblatt, Al Anthony and Michael Silverman. Credits: Jessica Marrone Parkes

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Its official: the Philly Pretzel Factory has officially opened its doors to Livingston. On April 23, members of the Livingston Chamber, town, and the Business Improvement District joined husband and wife team Peter and Jennifer Rosenblatt and Philly Pretzel Factory Co-Founder and CEO, Dan DiZio in the official ribbon cutting ceremony.

The Philly Pretzel Factory is the world’s largest Philly-style pretzel bakery. All pretzels are hand- twisted and baked on site.

The menu includes your traditional Philly Soft Pretzel, as well as some unique other treats including mini-pretzels, pretzel dogs, spicy pretzel sausage, cinnamon pretzels, pepperoni melt pretzels and the Philly Cheesesteak Pretzel.

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In addition to the Pretzel Factory’s unique pretzel snack combos, they also offer catering sized portions, an assortment of signature pretzel dips and mustards, and they will even customize the shape of the pretzel for special occasions.

The Philly Pretzel Factory is located at 21 W. Mt. Pleasant Ave.  For more information visit

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