Great American Cookies

Great American Cookies

Great American Cookies, a gourmet cookie chain, is one of the most recognizable brands in the cookie shop industry. The company was founded thanks to a recipe that was passed down to the owners by one of their grandmothers.  Famous for their delicious cookie cakes, the brand is one of the most requested when it comes to birthdays and celebrations. The cookie cake that everyone loves is also a top secret family recipe passed down to the owners.

Hours and Locations

Most of the Great American Cookies stores have similar hours of operations opening at 10:00am and closing at 9:00pm Monday through Saturday. On Sunday the cookie chain is normally open from 12:00pm to 6:00pm. Even though these hours are followed by most of the locations it is still a good idea to research the closest one to you before heading out. It is also important to keep in mind regular operating times might differ on holidays like New Year's day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Good Friday and Black Friday. is often used by people who are trying to find out if “there is a Great American Cookies near me, that’s open today”.

Our retail locator will help you find both the location and hours of operation of any store. With over 290 stores spread throughout the United States, mostly the Southeast region, it may be a little harder to find the cookie store without being in a select location. You are in luck though if you are in in Georgia, where there is a shop in every mall complex.

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Great American Cookies

If one thing is true in life it is that nearly everyone in the world loves a great cookie. Some say the best chocolate chip cookies some say, come Great American Cookies. The company has a strong customer base and continues to improve in sales year after year. However even some of the most passionate consumers of the cookie retailer don’t know these 5 facts.

  1. The company has national free cookie giveaways for special occasions and special holidays like Tax Day, National Cookie Day and National Ditch Your New Year’s Resolution Day.
  2. The chain offers a gluten-free cookie option for its customers called “Chewy Chocolate Supreme”.
  3. The original name of the brand was The Original Great American Chocolate Chip Cookie Company.
  4. Cookie cakes are common and a must-have desserts that have used to recruit college athletes for years.
  5. Great American Cookies has an Instagram account you can follow.

Menu Items & Specialties

While Great American Cookies started with one amazing chocolate chip cookie recipe, they have expanded their offerings drastically. Now they offer 14 different types of cookies, some of the more popular ones include Domino, Peanut Butter with M&M’s Chocolate Candies, Sugar, and Snickerdoodle.  The chain also has a couple of non-cookie options including Cookie Cakes, Double Doozies, and Decadent Brownies.

A Brief History

Great American Cookies was founded in 1977 by Michael Coles and Arthur Karp for $8,000. The cookie business proved to be a little harder than the two imagined as many mall owners and managers wouldn’t lease them space because they thought the company would fail. Eventually they took up residence in Perimeter Mall and were successful in the first month. As the company continued to produce they decided to franchise another location a year later. Quickly the company grew as more and more franchises were opened across the country. By the time that Michael Coles sold the the company to Mrs. Fields Famous Brands in 1998, the company had well over $100 million in sales.

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