Auntie Anne's founder injured in motorcycle crash

Anne Beiler, founder of Auntie Anne's Pretzels, speaks at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008. ((AP Photo/Paul Sancya))

July 28, 2010 5:50:33 AM PDT
Family members say the founder of a national pretzel franchise was injured in a motorcycle accident in central Pennsylvania over the weekend. She was taken to a hospital for treatment but was discharged Tuesday.

A family blog posted Monday says Auntie Anne's founder Anne Beiler suffered a concussion, broken collarbone, broken rib and abrasions to her face in the 8 p.m. Saturday crash in Gap, Lancaster County.

The blog says Belier was wearing a helmet but could not keep her motorcycle upright when she hit a spot of oil.

Lancaster General Hospital spokesman John Lines says Beiler was discharged Tuesday afternoon.

Lancaster-based Auntie Anne's says it is the world's largest franchiser of hand-rolled soft pretzels with more than 1,000 locations worldwide.

Information from: Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era