Pretzel Parlor is an Integrated Business Core company focused on selling creatively decorated pretzels.
One Pretzel Parlor employee, Daniel O’Dair, a junior studying marketing, has used his Mandalorian costume to attract potential shoppers and provide BYU-Idaho students with a photo op.
“It started off as just a fun thing to do to get more customers to come,” O’Dair said. “We don’t bring him out very often, but it’s fun when we do.”
The pretzel stand is located in the Thomas E. Ricks Building, Monday through Friday. The parlor opens at 11 a.m. and closes at 2 p.m, but opens at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, after devotional.
“The reason we chose pretzels is because we thought they were a really easy snack that you can eat in between classes,” said Joshua Vanderhoeven, a student studying art and a Pretzel Parlor employee.
For those unable to make it to the Ricks building, the Pretzel Parlor is known for catering orders for off-campus parties.
“We had some apartment complexes where we delivered about 1,500 pretzels,” explained Vanderhoeven. “Now that Halloween is over … we are getting ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas and the catering orders for those parties.”
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