Making their quiet debut into the Ho Chi Minh City franchise food scene is Auntie Anne’s Pretzels.
Auntie Anne’s opened last February 5 — a few days after the much anticipated opening of Starbucks.
There was no fuss nor buzz with another foreign-owned franchise opening up their first store in Ho Chi Minh City. I guess Auntie Anne’s is an unknown next to Starbucks.
Each pretzel costs around 28,000 to 32,000 VND which is quite pricey actually next to other carbo-food products in the Vietnamese foodie scene, say a Banh Mi. 😀
Auntie Anne’s occupies just one floor of a building along the very busy Mac Thi Buoi St. (across Sun Wah). It’s really more for take out as there are only a few tables and the place is quite small.
As with the usual set up of Auntie Anne’s elsewhere around the world, it has an open kitchen for people to see how the pretzels are made.
Interestingly, there are around 4 or 5 crew members. I’ve seen Auntie Anne’s outlets with a fewer number — maybe 2 or 3.
I ordered my usual sour cream and onion while hubby got his cinnamon-flavored pretzel. Unfortunately though, the dips aren’t available yet. 😦
The verdict? It’s the same ole pretzel that I love. 🙂 I thought though that the lemonade here would be cheaper because lemons here in Vietnam are abundant — but no. The lemons used are “imported” according to the signs in the store — so it’s still mucho expensive. I guess they have to keep the “taste”. But how come they’re using local milk for the pretzels?
90 Mac Thi Buoi St., D1
Ive always said they should come here. Getting my dose of their pretzels soon!!
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