Auntie Anne’s releases pretzel-ordering recliner, mobile ordering platform

Auntie Anne’s also launched a contest to win free pretzels for a year and a ‘dream recliner’

Auntie Anne’s pretzels can now be ordered on your phone -- or from a chair.

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On Tuesday, the company released its mobile ordering platform on the Auntie Anne’s “Pretzel Perks” app. Auntie Anne’s also showed off its new creation: a limited-edition chair that orders pretzels when the chair reclines.

According to the company announcement, the “Recline-To-Dine Chair” is connected to the mobile ordering app and uses motion sensors to recognize when someone pulls the recliner’s lever and makes an order.

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"Over the last several months, we heard from our fans that they missed Auntie Anne's,” Heather Neary, Auntie Anne’s president said in a statement. “As we launched our new contactless mobile ordering and pickup options, we wanted to truly celebrate by developing a fun and unique way for fans to fulfill their pretzel cravings.”

"So, we got creative and developed a pretzel-lovers dream recliner,” Neary added. “The Recline-To-Dine chair actually places an Auntie Anne's order with just the pull of a lever for the ultimate delivery experience. A few fans were lucky enough to try it out and we received rave reviews! But more importantly, even without this super cool chair, anyone with a smartphone can now order freshly baked pretzels for contactless delivery, curbside pickup, or in-store pickup."

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To celebrate the company’s new products, Auntie Anne’s also launched a contest to win free pretzels for a year.

An Auntie Anne's restaurant at O'Hare International Airport is pictured in 2011 (iStock)

The winner of the “Recline-To-Dine Sweepstakes” will win free pretzels for a year, $1,200 to buy a “dream recliner,” a “subscription to your favorite streaming service” and a care package with a blanket, pillow and socks, according to the contest website.

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Runners up will receive a $25 gift card to Auntie Anne’s and a care package. According to the announcement, there will be 24 runners up.

The contest will be open until August 25.

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