Wetzel's Pretzels is a Pasadena, California-based chain of fast-food restaurants. The first Wetzel's Pretzels location opened in 1994 at the South Bay Galleria, in Redondo Beach, California. Today, Wetzel's Pretzels has over 175 locations in the United States (including Puerto Rico), Australia, Canada, Dominican. The chain sells pretzels, pretzel dogs, and other food products. Wetzel's Pretzels is a company filled with unconventional thinkers. Which is why people all over the world go through their day craving crazy concoctions like Jalapeno Cheese Dogs, Frozen Wild Cherry Lemonade and Sinful Cinnamon Pretzels. Currently, there is even a Wetzel's Pretzels in the Downtown Disney area in Disneyland. Wetzel's Pretzels is currently owned by private equity firm Levine Leichtman Capital Partners.