The first Wetzel’s Pretzels location opened in 1994 at the South Bay Galleria in Redondo Beach, California. Pretzels became Rick Wetzel’s destiny and the quest for a perfect pretzel was born. Wetzel envisioned this perfect pretzel as being not only delicious, but also always fresh and filling, ready on a moment’s notice. The restaurant’s menu includes signature pretzels such as the Wetzel’s Original, Sinful Cinnamon and Almond Crunch pretzels, along with a variety of baked cheese pretzels and beverages.