t’s National Pretzel Day.  And a few national chains have deals, including Wetzel’s Pretzels, where you can get a FREE soft pretzel today, no strings attached.  And if you follow them on Instagram, you can stop in for another free pretzel next week. Also, Auntie Anne’s has a buy-one-get-one deal all weekend, where your second pretzel is free . . . Snyder’s is handing out free bags of pretzels in 10 different cities . . . and the brand Utz is running a contest where you can win free snacks for a year.  (Check out a few more regional pretzel deals here.)

A recent survey found our favorite soft pretzel topping is cheese, followed by mustard, chocolate, and butter.  And 28% of us think a sandwich with two soft pretzels instead of bread is a brilliant idea.