In 1981, the very first Cheryl’s Cookies store opened in Columbus, Ohio. The modest storefront sold six kinds of cookies, along with soda pop. Within seven years, the company broadened its offerings to include gifts and desserts, and with this growth came a new name — Cheryl’s.
As the company grew, new desserts were added gourmet brownies, cakes, and fancy cookies. The latter included seasonal cut-out cookies topped with a signature buttercream frosting. Cheryl’s also expanded its gift business by producing seasonal catalogs filled with gift ideas for every occasion. They also added a customer-focused business gift department to better serve medium and large companies.
Today, Cheryl’s is a multi-faceted business with retail stores in Ohio, a high-traffic Internet business, and a successful Business Gift Division — all headquartered in the Columbus suburb of Westerville, Ohio.