Get a taste of Philadelphia at Philly Pretzel Factory.

➼ New Jersey-born WVU student Kendon Spering had a revelation one day when her parents brought their hometown favorite Philly Pretzel Factory pretzels to a WVU tailgate. “We laid them out for everybody to eat, and everybody went wild over them and asked where they could get them—they were so excited,” Spering says. “That’s kind of the moment it clicked.”

Spering, with her mother as silent partner, opened a Philly Pretzel Factory franchise in Suncrest Towne Centre in February.

Soft pretzels have been sold from food carts and at delis forever in Philadelphia. What makes a pretzel Philly-style? It’s the shape, Spering says: “We twist it like an infinity sign.”

Philly Pretzel Factory offers hand-twisted soft hot pretzels right out of the oven. And lots of choices: Philly pretzel-wrapped cheesesteaks, hot dogs, and sausages and a pretzel pepperoni melt with a variety of dips and sauces, as well as party trays. “They’re good for tailgates, office parties, and sporting events,” Spering says. “A Crowd Pleaser is 25 pretzels and a bottle of mustard for $15—it can feed a whole sports team. It’s a great snack for the kids.” 358 Suncrest Towne Centre Drive, 304.241.4767, @ppfmorgantownwv on Facebook


written by Pam Kasey

photos by Kendon Spering


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Written by Pam Kasey
Pam Kasey has traveled, brewed, farmed, counseled, and renovated, but most loves to write. She has degrees in economics from the University of Chicago and in journalism from West Virginia University. She loves celebrating Morgantown and West Virginia as executive editor at New South Media.