Friday, May 4, 2012

Philly Pretzel featured in Marple Newtown Patch

Philly Pretzel was recently featured in the Marple Newton Patch in an article titled, "Life After 'Undercover Boss' For Broomall Philly Pretzel Factory."  The article profiles Marques Chandler, a Philly Pretzel employee, that was featured on last week's episode of Undercover Boss.  For the entire article click here or begin below.

By: Jennifer Kim

BROOMALL–Three years ago, Marques Chandler, of West Philadelphia, was out of a job and looking for work. At the time, his cousin was working at the Philly Pretzel Factory's Broomall location and referred him to a job.

"Marques' cousin was working for us for about two months and introduced me to Marques...he and I just kind of hit it off from jump street since then," recalled Co-owner of the Broomall Philly Pretzel Factory Gary Nolan. "You could immediately tell he had great people skills."

Chandler said it initially just started out as any other job and was looking for a second job in the meantime, hoping to save money to send his two young daughters off to college some day. He started off at $8/hour, worked hard–getting to the store at 4 a.m. to start baking the pretzels for the day and working about 50-60 hours a week. He received a bonus six months later working himself up to $12/hour.

"I started getting good and then I started getting raises," shared Chandler. "Three years later it turned into my career. It became something I love to do."


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