Philly Pretzel Factory, a family business, offers treats with a twist – Cross Timbers Gazette | Denton County South | mound of flowers

Growing up in Philadelphia and South Jersey, Joe Izganics often enjoyed the soft, hand-twisted pretzels made daily. Bored after “retiring” for the third time after many years in retail, he decided to return to Texas in 2019 and open Philly Pretzel Factory in Flower Mound to share that love.

“I liked the product and knew it well, so I decided to do it,” said Flower Mound resident Joe. “You don’t have to be from Philadelphia to like our pretzels.”

The handmade snacks contain 14 grams of protein and only 2 grams of sugar. They can be eaten plain or with sauces including nacho and cheddar cheese, four types of mustard, cinnamon, and buttercream. Philly Pretzel Factory also offers pretzel dogs, Philly mini cheeseburgers and pepperoni hot pot.

“We have a simple menu but it’s a fresh, hand-twisted product,” said Joe, who with his son Joseph opened the nearby Sprouts store in December 2020. “We make our dough every morning and sell our pretzels until we run out.

“Our Bavarian-style pretzels are very delicious overnight,” Joe said. “We have moms and dads buying pretzels for their kids all week.”

Philly Pretzel Factory does well with parties, weddings, and in schools and businesses selling boxes of 25 pretzels with a bottle of mustard for $25 and a variety of party trays. Individual pretzels are $2 each and you save more by buying more.

“We’re selling a box of 50 pretzels for just $50,” Joe said. “It’s a great, inexpensive way to reward employees of local businesses and schools.

“Our pretzel is made to be shared. Philadelphia pretzels are meant to be eaten by your family, friends and neighbors.

Be sure to stop by their store at 2311 Cross Timbers Rd #304 in Flower Mound and taste the difference yourself or order from their website at

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Luz W. German