Auntie Anne’s, the international soft pretzel chain, has opened its 11th site in the UK. The company, which runs on a franchise basis in the UK, recently launched an outlet at the Harlequin Centre in Watford. It also has sites in Belfast, Brent Cross, Cheltenham, Derby, Hammersmith, Hull, Newcastle, Norwich, Tunbridge Wells, and in Dublin. The outlets sell a selection of handmade sweet and savoury pretzels, along with dipping sauces. Auntie Anne’s was launched in the US in 1987, was subject to a management buyout in 2005 and now operates in 1,090 locations in the US, the Middle East and Asia.