Chapel Hill's first-ever and highly-anticipated Crumbl Cookies held a grand opening for its Franklin Street location on Feb. 10.
After months of speculation about when the store would open, community members, Town officials, members of the media and law enforcement gathered to witness the event.The grand opening featured a ribbon cutting with about 30 people in attendance.
Crumbl Cookies was founded in 2017 in Logan, Utah, and has since grown to more than 500 locations in more than 40 states.
The new Chapel Hill location is locally owned and operated and offers dozens of job opportunities, according a press release.
“Crumbl’s mission statement is to bring friends and family together over the best box of cookies in the world,” Josh Watson, one of the store's co-owners, said at the opening.
Josh Watson, Cristen Watson and Craig and Rebecca Church co-own the location.
“We’re here to support the community like we’re looking forward to the community supporting us,” Rebecca Church said.
Craig Church said the co-owners would love for Crumbl Cookies to be a part of student activities, such as athletic events and Greek life, as well as family, company and other organizational events.
“We’re super excited to be here," Rebecca Church said. "We love the University, we love the Tar Heels, we love being a part of a tight-knit community.”