Entrepreneur Friday: Kim & Scott’s Gourmet Pretzels

Smore picWHO: Kim & Scott Holstein

WHAT: Kim & Scott’s Gourmet Pretzels

WHERE: Chicago

WHEN: 1995

HOW: Kim Holstein was frustrated by her day job, but after reading about a woman who made and sold soft pretzels, she had an idea. “After reading that article, I couldn’t get pretzels out of my mind,” says Holstein. After completing graduate school and meeting her future husband Scott (who also had a passion for pretzels), the two began to brainstorm a business in her Lincoln Park apartment. To allow their business to succeed, they knew they needed to add a new twist to the pretzel. “[We wanted] to transform the soft pretzel from a snack item to an anytime meal for people on the go.” (more…)