GOODYEAR — You don't have to bring back soft pretzels from Philadelphia anymore! Arizona's first Philly Pretzel Factory is officially re-open in Goodyear. How does a Philly cheesesteak-stuffed pretzel sound?
Watch the video above to see how these steamy pretzels are made!
Arizona's only Philly Pretzel Factory location is open once again thanks to new owners Steve and Kathy Dyal. The east-coast couple missed their cherished pretzels when they moved to Arizona and looked into opening a franchise in early 2020. They seized the opportunity to keep this prized location open in Goodyear and came to the rescue right as the governor's stay-at-home order was executed. Now that the order has been lifted, Arizonans have flocked to the factory to pick up their Philly-style pretzels. Safety is very important to the Dyals and they have implemented all of the suggested physical distancing precautions. They have markers inside their establishment to ensure that everyone stays at least six feet apart, staff is constantly wiping down/disinfecting surfaces, a plexiglass panel was added at the register, and they even placed a table in front of the cashier so you will have plenty of space when you place your order.
- The Philly Pretzel Factory flour is shipped to Arizona from Pennsylvania.
- The dough is mixed, then put through a machine called a "stringer," forming long lines of pretzel dough.
- The stringer cuts the dough, then a worker individually twists each pretzel by hand.
- The dough is salted and moved to a 500-degree oven.
- Philly Pretzel Factory can make close to 500 pretzels in just six minutes.