The Kim & Scott’s® Story

Kim & Scott grew their grass roots pretzel company out of Chicago, Illinois. We at Kim & Scott’s® Gourmet Soft Pretzels nurture, love and feed the spirits, souls and stomachs of our world community with the highest integrity of service, quality, and innovation. We are passionate soft pretzel bakers committed to bringing the finest gourmet soft pretzels to the planet, bringing jobs to the community, and having a ton of fun along the way. Throughout this journey, we share our passion and enthusiasm for our inspired products with the universe.

The

Kim & Scott’s®

Story

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Kim & Scott grew their grass roots pretzel company out of Chicago, Illinois. We at Kim & Scott’s® Gourmet Soft Pretzels nurture, love and feed the spirits, souls and stomachs of our world community with the highest integrity of service, quality, and innovation. We are passionate soft pretzel bakers committed to bringing the finest gourmet soft pretzels to the planet, bringing jobs to the community, and having a ton of fun along the way. Throughout this journey, we share our passion and enthusiasm for our inspired products with the universe.

About J&J Snack Foods

At age 30, Gerald B. Shreiber was working at a factory job to make ends meet for his young family- until a “twist” of fate changed his life forever. It all began in 1971 when he struck up a conversation with a salesman in a mattress store who told him about an auction for a failing soft pretzel company. Shreiber decided to attend the auction and ended up purchasing the assets of J&J Pretzel Co. for $72,100. He left court on September 27, 1971, as a new business owner with eight employees, decrepit baking equipment and a poor-selling product.
Following the auction, Shreiber immediately set to work coming up with creative ways to market the soft pretzel as the next big snack item.  Over the course of the next four decades, he would go on to turn the weakened manufacturer with less than $400,000 in sales into a publicly traded snack food and beverage powerhouse earning over a $1 billion in annual revenue.

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