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Building the Buzz at Café Twist

As small business owners we love to use social media. Not only is it a great vehicle for us to share with you what’s happening at Kim & Scott’s Gourmet Pretzels and Kim & Scott’s Café Twist, but also a perfect way for us to hear from our customers.

While Kim is an active member of the Women’s Business Development Center of Chicago, she thought it would be a great idea to team with them and host a social media seminar for small business owners.

On Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Café Twist, 2218 N. Lincoln Ave., the WBDC and Kim & Scott’s will host the first of a three-part series on social media and what it can do for small businesses like ours.

If you are part of a small business and want to attend this seminar, please RSVP to Julie@kimandscotts.com by Sept. 20. Space is limited. The cost is $30 with a reservation or $35 at the door. The event will include appetizers, networking and social media experts who will share tips and client success stories.

We love that so many of our customers are entrepreneurs like us. Sure we love to hear from you on social media, but why not connect in person too! Hope to see you there!

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Twist Up Your Superbowl!

With the Superbowl less than a month away, it seems only natural to start planning for what has to be one of the largest snacking events of the season! Did we say snacking? Of course we meant sporting. But now that snacking has been mentioned, we should probably point out that our gourmet pretzels serve as a very tasty alternative to the greasy norms that usually crowd those Superbowl snack tables. This year, we say, try something new!

We’ve also started to notice our Superbowl parties always tend to land right around the time we really begin to hit our solid New Year’s resolution stride! The minute our morning workouts and protein shakes for lunch become bearable, in comes the chips and dip to completely ruin the last 3 weeks of our life. We want you to know that we feel your pain, and that’s why this year, we are ready for a change!

We encourage you to try out our pretzels as your sustenance of choice this Superbowl season.  From our delicious Cheddar Jalapeno to our savory Pizza Pretzel, we’ve got a flavor for everyone made with ingredients our trainer would approve of!

Whether you decide to throw one of our delicious pretzels on the grill, or twist them up for endless dipping possibilities, they are a great snack to have around during football mania.

Now maybe it’s just us, but we tend to think of Superbowl season as a time of sharing, and as always, we want to hear from you, pretzel fans. What Superbowl recipes are you going to try out this year?

If you think of yourself as a recipe maven, we’d love to hear all your creative ways to twist up our pretzels into savory Superbowl treats! Let us know and you may be featured on our facebook wall for our Superbowl recipe of the week!

We can’t wait to hear all the twists you take on our classic gourmet pretzels! Alright, well I think it’s time for us to grab a snack. All this Superbowl party talk really has us jonesing for one of our delicious pretzels!

Talk soon, pretzel people!

And The Winner Is…

Happy Tuesday, pretzel fans! The time has come for us to announce the winner of the name game contest for our new bite-sized pretzel treats available soon at our Café Twist in Lincoln Park!

Before we reveal which name you voted for the most, we wanted to give everyone who participated a huge round of e-pplause! As bloggers, this is really the only form of encouragement we have to go on so we hope it still counts! 🙂 We can’t tell you how much fun we had reading your posts and watching anxiously as the numbers for each name grew!

It was an extremely close race between Pretzel Pop-ems and PretzO’s but at the end of the day (drumroll please) our our pretzel fans have decided.

AND THE WINNER IS…

Thanks to everyone who participated. We are now fueled with the information we needed to take the next steps and we couldn’t have done it without you! We always aim to create customer-centric products, and as always, your opinions are what matter to us most, pretzel fans. Here is a breakdown on the name game race. We couldn’t believe how close it got at the very end!

Now that we know what a great help all of you are, we hope you’ll stay tuned in to our blog as we continue the next phases of our bite-sized pretzel production! We could really use the help of all of our wonderful fans as we move forward with this new and exciting product!

Moms on the Go…This One is For You!

Let’s face it. Food duty as a mother is one tough job. Not only do you have to find a snack that is filling enough to keep the kids’ energy up, but also one that is nutritious and made of enough high-quality ingredients to be sure that all the daily necessities are being met.

As children-free bloggers, just writing about this has us absolutely exhausted. We take our hats off to all the wonderful moms of the world.  You truly have one of the toughest jobs out there, and at Kim & Scott’s, your occupation is not overlooked! With two devoted parents as our boss, helping busy moms on the go is always a top priority when we’ve got a new product in the works!

For 2011, it is our goal to give mothers on the go an even bigger helping hand. The nature of our company has always been very family-oriented, thanks to Kim & Scott and their incredible juggling act for both work and home life, so it is important for us to always keep family in mind with whatever new development comes our way. We know growth spurts can mean quite the hefty grocery run for parents, and we understand that sometimes breakfast, lunch and dinner just isn’t enough. Whether it’s a quick snack or a 4th meal, our hope is that there is always an easy solution for our families when they shop at Kim & Scott’s.

In recent blog posts, we’ve mentioned a new bite-sized product we are developing for our Café Twist menu, and we have to say, the feedback we’ve received from all of our wonderful pretzel fans has been unbelievable! You guys are truly the best! Not only have you helped us with concept design but you’ve also attacked our name game with incredible enthusiasm and offered to participate on our taste panels. I think it’s safe to say, we have some of the best fans out there.

Moms on the go, we want to hear from you! What would make your life easier? And how can Kim and Scott’s help out?

We hope all of you will stay tuned to our pretzel updates. We’ve got big news headed your way soon, and we can never get enough of your feedback.

Until next time, pretzel fans…have a wonderful Thursday and a fabulous weekend!

A New Year. A New Chapter.

How in the world did it get to be December 30th already, pretzel fans?! Time seems to fly these days, and as 2010 comes to a close, it makes us really appreciate all the wonderful moments we’ve had happen this year in both business and in life. We feel extremely grateful to be involved in a business we love so much, and like anybody, we too have New Year’s resolutions for both our business and ourselves!

We truly believe that in order to make any business a great success, the team behind the scenes must have the ability to point out not only the areas that work the best but also the areas that need some improvement. Our New Year’s resolutions fit this sentiment exactly. We know this may sound a little strange, but we like to think of our company as one of our very own. A being that has soul, personality and above all, the communication skills to create a customer-centric atmosphere for everyone to enjoy.

With that being said, our New Year’s Resolution is simple. Get better. We always want to continue to grow for the better in all categories of our lives. From expanding the distribution of all our favorite products to continuing to update our tasty twisted treats, it is our resolution to never reach a complacent level. What matters most to us is using the power of our pretzels for good and delivering a product that our fans can count on. Oh and having a ton of fun along the way!

As we celebrate the arrival of 2011, we want to thank everyone in our lives for an amazing 2010! Without our Kim and Scott’s team, the people closest to us in our lives, and our amazing pretzel fans to show the way, we wouldn’t be where we are today.

We wish all of you a very safe and joyous New Year, and we look forward to all 2011 has to offer!

Talk with you in the New Year, pretzel fans!