Cookies by Design
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Cookies by Design, formerly Cookie Bouquet, is a producer of handmade, hand-decorated cookies (and other baked goods) arranged into a decorative bouquet. They specialize in providing their customers with the ability to customize a cookie gift and can provide both hand delivery and same day delivery for particular products within their inventory. Founded in 1983 by Gwen Willhite and based in Plano, Texas, the company's first franchise opened in 1987. In 2004, parent company MGW Group announced that their Cookie Bouquet "shoppes" would begin operating under the name Cookies by Design in order to better reflect the variety of products sold.The concept was acquired by an investment group in December 2007
Cookies by Design started as a woman owned business and was founded in 1983 by Gwen Willhite.
After the Dallas business was established, Gwen turned her attention to the numerous requests from others wishing to start their own Cookie Bouquet franchise. The first franchised Cookie Bouquet location opened in 1987 and the momentum has been growing ever since. Cookie Bouquet locations changed their names to "Cookies by Design" in 2004. Today Cookies by Design has about 80 stores nationwide with franchise territories still for sale.
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- Businesswire.com press release Jan. 2008
- Article in Bizjournals
- Franchise Information from the Entrepreneur
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