The Great Depression. World War II. 9/11. 2008.
A 90-year-old soft pretzel baking company in Camden has seen a lot since it first opened in South Philly in 1929. Add the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 to the list.
A & A Soft Pretzel Baking Company located at 1100-1106 North 32nd Street in Camden is one of many small food businesses hurting by the coronavirus crisis. The South Jersey soft pretzel baking company has been impacted since a lot of their customers are closed and fundraising events paused.
“We deliver to a lot of places that are currently closed,” said Anthony Panara, fourth-generation owner of A & A. “With our customers closed, we don’t have that revenue stream. This is a test of agility for sure. We are adjusting our business like everyone else in these crazy times.”
Folks are always welcomed to pick up at their soft pretzel bakery in the Cramer Hill section of Camden. They’re using social media to promote a drive-up window for easy take out. They’ve also found a shipping solution so customers can order pretzels and have them delivered at home.
“We’re going to get through this like we’ve gotten through all the tough times in the past 90 years...focusing on the customer. They want quality ingredients, quality products, and quality customer service.” expressed Panara.
They are asking folks who want home delivery of soft pretzels, to get in touch with them to place an order and provide a shipping estimate. Call 856-338-0208.
You can follow them on their Facebook and Instagram pages (@a_and_a_soft_pretzel_baking_co) to see all of their specials and offerings.
Marilyn is a freelance writer covering the food and drink scene of South Jersey. You can find more of her writing on Philly Grub and NewsBreak.