J & J Snack Foods Corp. has acquired Snackworks LLC, Bavarian Brothers, a manufacturer of soft pretzels headquartered in Rancho Cucamonga, California.

Snackworks operates production facilities in California and Chambersburg, Pennsylvania and markets its products under the brand names Seriously Twisted!, Bavarian Brothers and Cinnapretzel, J & J Snack Foods said.  Snackworks sells throughout the continental United States primarily to mass merchandisers and theatres. Annual sales are approximately $11 million.

"This acquisition is consistent with our strategy to grow our niche product line offerings and provide our customer base with unique products and value," said Gerald B. Shreiber, president and CEO of J & J Snack Foods.