Crumbl Cookies is coming to Franklin Street, but the location is in the early stages of development, so no opening date has been released yet.
“The owners are so excited to bring sweet treats to the Chapel Hill community,” Crumbl Public Relations Strategist Cassidy Salisbury said in an email statement.
The store will be located at 133 W. Franklin St. Suite 150 between Alumni Hall and Arrow barber shop.
Since the first Crumbl store opened in Logan, Utah in 2017, the brand has exploded in popularity. Crumbl has 528 locations across the United States as of July 14. Until now, the closest location to Chapel Hill was near The Streets at Southpoint in Durham.
Rising UNC senior Gabriela Duncan tweeted a picture of the location with the new Crumbl sign that alerted many students to the new location.
She said she and her friends were walking from the Chipotle on West Franklin Street to YoPo when she spotted a Crumbl sign on the empty building near Carolina Square.
“We walked by and I just looked up and I saw that there was a Crumbl Cookies sign, like, oh, wait a second," she said. "So I know there's a new Cook Out and there's a Bojangles on campus, but I did not receive any word about this."
Crumbl is known for its rotating menu of cookie flavors, some served warm and others chilled. Milk Chocolate Chip is always available, and four to five other flavors change weekly.
The cookies are large, measuring four-and-a-half inches across, and come neatly packed in one of Crumbl’s signature baby pink boxes. Crumbl currently does not offer keto, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan or kosher options.