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Faces of City Ave – Gary Nolan, Philly Pretzel Factory

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Meet Gary Nolan, a franchisee of Philly Pretzel Factory.

The pretzels that everyone loves now have a recently opened location on City Ave!

We are thrilled to welcome Gary and his team to the District!

 

How did you first learn about Philly Pretzel Factory?

My current partner was one of the original franchisees.

 

What is your role at Philly Pretzel Factory?

I am a Franchisee.

 

Before working at Philly Pretzel Factory, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?

Spending summers working for Sea Isle Ice.

 

How has Philly Pretzel Factory helped you in your career development?

Being a franchisee has allowed me to meet a lot of great people with connections all across the business world.

 

What are 3 words to describe Philly Pretzel Factory?

Hot Fresh Pretzels!

 

What has been your favorite project at Philly Pretzel Factory?

This past April we partnered with the Merakey Foundation and raised over $15k for Autism selling pretzel ribbons and bracelets in (8) of my locations……very humbling experience.

 

What is your favorite part about working for Philly Pretzel Factory?

Meeting the new customers each day that come to visit my stores.

 

Any favorite line from a movie?

Rocky- “Every champion was once a contender who refused to give up.”

 

Do you recall any embarrassing moments at work?

When we first opened our stores….I dressed up in our PHILE mascot.

 

Favorite travel spot?

Sea Isle City, NJ.

 

How do you define success?

Being Happy.

 

If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Tacos.

 

What book did you read last?

The Dichotomy of Leadership.

 

What did you want to be when growing up?

A professional baseball player.

 

What have you always wanted to try and never did?

Scuba Diving.

 

What is the first concert you attended?

Phish.

 

What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?

A helicopter because I hate traffic.

 

What places have you lived in?

I lived in Springfield-Delco, West Chester, Plymouth Meeting, and Worcester.

 

You’re happiest when?

I’m watching my (4) boys play sports!

 

 

 

If you (or someone you know)  would like to be featured as the next Faces of City Ave, please email cityave@cityave.org!

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