Ben's Pretzels opening new location today! Free pretzel to celebrate!

I fell in love with Ben's Soft Pretzels the first time I tried one at the Chesterton European Market. They are so soft and warm a fluffy and they just melt in your mouth. And they are HUGE -- definitely a shareable snack.

I was excited when they started branching out to opening locations in Northwest Indiana, including one not far from me in the Meijer store in Highland.

Today they open a new store in Merrillville and the Grand Opening, set to begin at 1 p.m. includes a ribbon cutting and then free pretzels! Head on over and try them out! :)

Ben’s Soft Pretzels First Franchise Partners Celebrate Opening of Fifth Location 

WHAT:    Ben’s Soft Pretzels  (, a leader in the soft pretzel market, offering preservative-free pretzels baked fresh on-site daily, is celebrating the Grand Opening of the new bakery in Merrillville, Indiana inside Meijer. The Grand Opening will include free pretzels being offered to the public and a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Tom and Lisa Noak of Chesterton, Indiana, own the Merrillville location of Ben’s Soft Pretzels. The Noak’s were Ben’s Soft Pretzels first franchise partners when they started franchising back in 2013. They currently own five locations in Northwest Indiana including Michigan City, Valparaiso, La Porte, Portage and now Merrillville.  

Ben’s Soft Pretzels is one of the fastest growing quick-serve franchises in the US. There are nearly 50 Ben’s Soft Pretzels bakery locations throughout Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and Florida, with a handful of additional pretzel bakeries opening in 2015, many of which will be located inside Meijer and Walmart Stores. 

WHEN:    Grand Opening, Wednesday, August 19th, from 1:00PM– 6:00PM, Ribbon cutting to be held at 12:45 PM.

WHERE:  611 W Lincoln Hwy, Merrillville, IN 46410 | Ph: 219-769-0737

WHAT:     Free Pretzels (1 per person) from 1:00PM– 6:00PM

MENU:    A fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth taste, and often enjoyed with a wide array of gourmet dipping sauces, Ben’s Soft Pretzels are almost 2x the size of other pretzels and feature imported salt from Germany.
In addition to the legendary Jumbo Soft Pretzel, our Buggy Bites offer customers delicious, bite size pretzel perfection. Our Pretzel Stixs feature all of the goodness of a traditional pretzel, in perfect-dipping form. An all-beef frank Pretzel Dog that includes sliced cheese enclosed in a pretzel style bun.  
Customers can enjoy any Ben’s Soft Pretzels bakery item with over eleven unique dipping sauces including the famous Amish Sweet Mustard or Homemade Vanilla Icing. Ben’s Soft Pretzels fans often purchase multiple dipping sauces to find out their own favorite flavor combinations or customize by using Bake & Shake seasonings.