It’s time to grab your milk and get ready for some cookies! Crumbl Cookies will hold a grand opening of its Franklin Street location on Feb. 3.
Founded in 2017 by Jason McGowan and Sawyer Hemsley, Crumbl Cookies is a gourmet cookie franchise with over 370 locations across more than 40 states.
Craig Church, one of the franchise owners for the Chapel Hill Crumbl Cookies location, said they were originally approved for the space about a year ago and received official approval from Crumbl Corporate in late 2021.
He said a lot of factors have gone into opening the location, including finding a space and creating a plan for the architecture. He also said the Town must sign off on numerous aspects of this process, contributing to the delay.
“That's really the reason why it's taken so long,” Church said. “It's just all of those factors and then you get the (Town) to come in and sign off on all the different parts of the process.”
He said the location's final inspections for permits took longer than expected, but they are "locked in on the 3rd" as the grand opening date.
Church said the event will include a ribbon cutting with Rameses and Wool E. Bull in attendance.
Although Crumbl will be opening its doors in the near future, students such as senior Gabriela Duncan expected the location to be open by now.
Duncan said she has never been to Crumbl Cookies and has been excited to try all the extravagant flavors she sees online.