Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Headquarters||New York City|
Number of locations
|Owner||JAB Holding Company|
Insomnia Cookies is a chain of bakeries in the United States that specializes in delivering warm cookies. Based in New York and Philadelphia, it was started in 2003 by Seth Berkowitz, a student at the University of Pennsylvania. There are over 135 locations as of 2018. Most are located in close proximity to university campuses and cater to students who want to order cookies late at night.
History and operations
The concept was founded by Seth Berkowitz in 2003 while attending the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Berkowitz began baking and delivering cookies from a dorm room to students on campus late at night. From there the concept of cookie delivery grew. The first retail store opened in 2004 in Syracuse, NY.
Insomnia Cookies is based in New York City. Insomnia Cookies bakeries are typically located near college and university campuses to target students who wish to order cookies past the closing time of traditional bakeries. Stores have opened in Philadelphia, Miami, New York City, Boston, Charlotte, Raleigh, Washington, Rochester, Ithaca, Baltimore, Pullman, Terre Haute, St. Louis, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Madison, Oshkosh, Chapel Hill, Greenville, Morgantown, Pittsburgh,  Tempe, Tucson, San Marcos, San Francisco, San Diego, Lubbock, Stillwater, Fayetteville, Austin, Fort Worth, Huntsville, Nacogdoches, Norman and Baton Rouge.
Illinois has 6 locations in Carbondale, United Kingdom, Champaign, Chicago, Evanston, and Normal. They typically serve students at universities such as Northwestern University, Illinois State University, University of Illinois-Champaign-Urbana, DePaul University, University of Illinois-Chicago, Loyola University Chicago, University of Chicago, Chicago State University, Southern Illinois University, and among many others in the Chicagoland area.
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