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David Leiderman, a classically trained French chef

cooking in New York City, had a particular fondness

for cookies and other baked goods. After visiting

boutique cookie stores on the West Coast he thought

the idea of a store selling premium quality fresh

baked cookies would translate well to the Eastern US.

Using his training and only the finest all natural

ingredients - pure vanilla, butter, Swiss chocolate

and whole nuts – he created the ultimate Chocolate

Chunk cookie and featured it in his first David’s Cookies

store on 2nd Avenue in Manhattan which opened

in 1979. An instant hit, these delicious cookies won

many awards including the NY Newsday Award for

the Best Chocolate Chunk Cookie. David began

franchising and soon there were 25 David's Cookies

stores in Manhattan alone, 75 in the greater New York

area and over 150 additional stores worldwide selling

22 different varieties of fresh baked cookies.

Throughout the 1990’s David's Cookies continued its

evolution into a full line dessert supplier producing

brownies, crumb cakes, muffin batters, thaw & serve

muffins and cheesecakes. With the acquisition of

Bittersweet Pastries, the line grew to include upscale

thaw and serve tarts, layer cakes and single serve

desserts as well.

Today, with its diverse line of dessert offerings which

now includes scone dough, rugalach, vegan cookie

dough and gluten free products, David’s Cookies can

satisfy the demands of all segments of the foodservice

industry from schools to white tablecloth restaurants.

Working with major broadline and specialty

foodservice distributors, David’s Cookies products

are readily available throughout the United States

and are exported internationally.

Business thrived until the late 1980’s when increased

operating costs forced many of the stores to close.

The company was then purchased by Fairfield

Gourmet Foods Corp, a New Jersey based gourmet

dessert company. The David’s brand was rejuvenated

by introducing the now-classic Chocolate Chunk

cookie and the other flavors of frozen cookie dough

into Foodservice.


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