Soft pretzel vendor eyes Indianapolis for expansion

Indiana-based franchisor Ben’s Soft Pretzels LLC announced Tuesday that it was seeking franchisees to open 25 locations in the Indianapolis area by 2021.

Elkhart-based Ben’s, founded in 2008, has 75 locations in eight states, including five in the Indianapolis area.

The company said it want to open stores in indoor and outdoor malls and inside Meijer and Wal-Mart stores.

Ben’s said it was seeking multi-unit franchisees looking to own 10 to 15 stores.

Start-up costs range from $118,500 to $332,000 per unit, the company said.

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