Twist for the Cure

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MILTON - October is dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness, and the folks at Milton’s Philly Pretzel Factory have taken the message to heart by baking ribbon-shaped pretzels and donating half of the sales of these pretzels to cancer research.

Jill Erhardt is one of the owners of the Milton location and is also a cancer survivor, so helping the cause is an important one for her.

“I’ve been cancer-free for 11 years now,” said Erhardt. “It’s very important for me to make people aware to do all the things you need to do to stay healthy.”

Whether it’s eating a fat-free pretzel from the PPF or leading a healthy lifestyle, Erhardt wants to help the cause, however possible. So her shop will be making pretzels in the shape of the pink breast cancer ribbon throughout the month.

“Ninety-nine percent of our business is making custom shapes,” said Erhardt. “Whether the ribbon or the ‘GT’ for Georgia Tech games or a falcon for the Falcons game, we make all sorts.”

If you can think of a shape or word, there’s a good chance the Erhardts can make it out of pretzel. They make special logos and lettering for local high schools, including Alpharetta and Milton, to sell during their football games. Even “Happy Birthday” can be had.

To go along with the ribbon pretzels, the people at PPF will be donating half of the sales to the Susan G. Komen cancer research fund.

Jill and her husband, Steve, opened Milton’s PPF almost two years ago, and it is the only store in the entire Philadelphia-based chain located in Georgia.

For more information on Milton’s Philly Pretzel Factory, visit www.gettwistedpretzels.com. Philly Pretzel Factory is located at 13087 Highway 9 North, Suite 910 in Milton.

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