The Philly Pretzel Factory location in Centerville will celebrate National Pretzel Day by giving out one free pretzel to each customer on April 26. SUBMITTED

Local Philly Pretzel Factory shop offers free pretzel today

The Philly Pretzel Factory shop will participate in National Pretzel Day on Wednesday, April 26 by offering one free pretzel to each customer, no purchase necessary.

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The store is located at 1063 S. Main St. (Ohio 48) in the Centerville Place shopping center, near the Spring Valley Pike intersection.

This is the 10th year for the free-pretzel offer from Philly Pretzel Factory, which is, indeed, headquartered in Philadelphia. Founded in 1998, Philly Pretzel Factory now 150 units nationwide.

The Centerville location — launched by Ed Horan and his wife Julie Horan — is the first, and still only, Philly Pretzel Factory in Ohio. Ed Horan told this news outlet in November that he may seek to expand the concept to other locations in the region. And earlier this month, Horan confirmed that the Centerville store will participate in the free-pretzel promotion.

Horan, a former internal auditor for NCR, has lived in New York, New Jersey and elsewhere, and he went to school in Philadelphia.

“I got exposed to a lot of different flavors and tastes in all the different cities I would visit,” Horan told reporter Thomas Gnau in May 2016. “I’ve always loved pretzels.”

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Philly Pretzel Factory’s menu includes the traditional Philly style pretzel, pretzel twists, mini pretzels, rivets, pretzel dogs, and other items. Dips include mustard, melted cheese, honey mustard, chocolate, cinnamon, butter cream, marinara sauced and Philly cream sauce.