Ben’s Soft Pretzels now offers online ordering

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An Amish-inspired pretzel company in northern Indiana has the solution for long lines: an app.

Ben’s Soft Pretzels has launched online ordering this week. The app is available on Apple or Android devices and enables customers to place the order, pay for the order, and then pick it up at a nearby store.

The franchise has grown from its Concord Mall location into 81 retail locations across eight states. There’s a location inside of the Walmart in Warsaw.

In addition to Notre Dame, the South Bend Cubs, and the University of Michigan, Ben’s Soft Pretzels will also be at the Indianapolis 500 this year.

The South Bend Tribune reports the company will also celebrate National Pretzel Day on Thursday by offering one pretzel per person in exchange for a minimum $1 donation to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. Pretzels will also be free for veterans.