Make us your home page
Instagram

Penguin Pretzel brings flavor to Westchase/Oldsmar area

The Penguin Pretzel Factory's King Sandwich consists of chicken, bacon, cheese and ranch dressing. Photo by Danielle Hauser.

The Penguin Pretzel Factory's King Sandwich consists of chicken, bacon, cheese and ranch dressing. Photo by Danielle Hauser.

Several years ago, husband and wife Nick and Suzy Agostino began selling their Penguin Pretzel Factory soft-baked pretzel twists at MOSI and Busch Gardens.

Customers loved the pretzels and kept asking the couple to open a restaurant. In 2013, they opened a small shop in New Port Richey, while still continuing their wholesale business.

Right before opening, Suzy Agostino decided to stuff the pretzels with ingredients such as cheeses and meats, and her idea for stuffed, soft-baked pretzel sandwiches was born.

"Everyone just seemed to love it," said Suzy Agostino, co-owner. "The lines were going around the building."

The Penguin Pretzel Factory recently opened a larger, second location in Oldsmar. Open for lunch and dinner, the menu features a variety of baked, stuffed pretzel sandwiches made with fresh ingredients.

"We stuff them with everything," said Suzy Agostino. "Everything from pepperoni and mozzarella, to steak, bacon and cheese, to jalapeno and cream cheese."

Freshly made dipping sauces such as cucumber dill, honey mustard and nacho cheese are served on the side.

Suzy Agostino said the two most popular pretzel sandwiches are the King (chicken, bacon, ranch dressing and cheese) and the spinach and feta, but the Cuban is gaining popularity.

Savory or sweet party platters are available, and Suzy Agostino said that Super Bowl Sunday is the most popular occasion for customers to order platters.

Penguin Pretzel Factory is at 4022 Tampa Road. It's open Monday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The restaurant is closed on Sunday. For more information, call (813) 925-9771, or visit penguinpretzels.com.

Times correspondent Danielle Hauser

SHARE YOUR NEWS: If you have an item for Everybody's Business, contact Arielle Waldman at awaldman@tampabay.com.

Penguin Pretzel brings flavor to Westchase/Oldsmar area 01/07/16 [Last modified: Thursday, January 7, 2016 12:09pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Former Sen. Greg Evers, advocate for law enforcement, dead at 62.

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — Former State Sen. Greg Evers, the Baker Florida strawberry farmer and veteran politician, was killed in a single car crash hear his home in Okaloosa County. The Florida Highway Patrol confirmed the death late Tuesday, but deferred any further information pending an investigation. He was 62.

    Former Florida Senator Greg Evers, R- Milton, was a passionate advocate for law enforcement and corrections officers. He was found dead Tuesday afternoon in a car crash. He was 62. [SCOTT KEELER | Tampa Bay Times]
  2. Foundation Partners buys Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home

    Business

    ST. PETERSBURG — Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home, the Tampa Bay area's largest family-owned funeral company, has been sold.

    Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home, the Tampa Bay area's largest family-owned funeral company, has been sold.
[CHRIS URSO   |   Times]
  3. Water Street Tampa unveils video showing downtown's transformation

    Business

    TAMPA — Water Street Tampa, the sweeping, 50-plus acre redevelopment project in Tampa's urban core, has unveiled new images and video of what the downtown district will look like upon completion.

    Strategic Property Partners released a conceptual image of what the Tampa skyline will look like once its redevelopment of 50-plus acres of downtown will look like. [Photo courtesy of  of SPP]
  4. Florida ranks high for workplace equality between men and women

    Working Life

    When it comes to the workplace, Florida ranks fifth in terms of gender equality, a WalletHub study released Tuesday found.

    Florida ranks high in terms of equality between men and women in the workplace. Pictured is Sandra Murman, county commissioner in 2015, talking about the differences in pay between men and women. | [Times file photo]
  5. Treasury secretary's wife boasts of travel on government plane, touts high fashion

    National

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's wife, Louise Linton, boasted of flying on a government plane with her husband to Kentucky on Monday and then named the numerous fashion brands she wore on the trip in an unusual social media post that only became more bizarre minutes later.

    Steven Mnuchin and his then- financee Louise Linton watch as President Donald Trump speaks during Mnuchin's swearing-in ceremony as  treasury secretary in the Oval Office of the White House on Feb. 13. [Mandel Ngan | AFP via Getty Images]