Toronto cookie business that sells out in minutes opening a storefront
Some businesses are so popular, it's hard to get your hands on their in-demand confections.
Andrea Mears has been selling gourmet soft-baked cookies in batches of six flavours that rotate weekly under Andrea's Cookies. She regularly sells out, sometimes in just minutes. But luckily, a new storefront will be opening up so you can get your cookie fix easier.
Mears does your typical chocolate chunk as well as options like birthday cake, PB&J, lemon poppyseed, Reese's and Mini Eggs.
Custom cookie boxes go for $20, and for a while now the only way to get them was to preorder for pickup or delivery online.
Mears started up the business at home during lockdowns when she was unemployed, but now she's moving into a physical space where you'll be able to snag her cookies IRL.
"I was no longer employed so I decided to put more time into baking and trying to sell what I made. The business really took off when I opened my website in July 2020 and started taking orders online vs just on Instagram. By the holidays, I was selling out within minutes often leaving customers frustrated and disappointed," Mears tells blogTO.
"I could no longer keep up with the demand just baking by myself out of my home kitchen. I was getting to a point where I had to decide if I wanted to end the business and get back into the corporate world or take it all the way. By February 2021, I started looking for retail space."
Around mid-May, they teased a photo of the sign for the new bakeshop, with a ton of people commenting that they were excited and saying congratulations. They also posted they were looking to hire assistance around that time.
In late June, Andrea's posted a picture of a kitchen space with the caption "Built the workspace of my dreams."
Now, it's finally been announced that the grand opening for Andrea's Cookies will be July 30 at 1632 Bloor St. W., and not only will there be cookies...there should also be ice cream.
You should be able to purchase cookies from the shop window Thursday through Saturday, and they'll still be taking preorders and special event requests.
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