When it comes to unit growth, Wetzel’s Pretzels has been a bit of a tortoise compared with some of the metaphoric hares in the snack world, according to cofounders Bill Phelps, now chief executive, and Rick Wetzel, the chain’s president. RELATED • Anheuser-Busch plans restaurant at St. Louis' Ballpark Village • Burger Lounge plans eighth unit, eyes growth • More restaurant industry growth concepts That tortoise, however, is picking up speed, said Phelps. ...
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