Insomnia Cookies is a chain of bakeries in the United States that specializes in delivering warm cookies, baked goods, and ice cream. Based in New York and Philadelphia, it was started in 2003 by Seth Berkowitz, a student at the University of Pennsylvania. There are 192 locations as of April 2021. Most are located in close proximity to university campuses and cater to students who want to order cookies late at night.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Headquarters||New York City|
Number of locations
|192 stores (2021)|
|Owner||Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc.|
(JAB Holding Company)
History and operationsEdit
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. Most stores are open from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 a.m. Monday-Friday, and from noon until 3:00 a.m. on weekends.
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