Chef David had the brilliant idea to bring this California trend back East, and the first David’s Cookies store was born in the heart of Manhattan. Passersby quickly fell in love with his funny shaped cookies, which were always oven fresh and loaded with heaping chunks (not chips) of chocolate. Chef David, trained in the finest French culinary academies, began mixing and tasting; using only the finest, all natural, ingredients - pure vanilla, butter, Swiss chocolate and whole nuts, he achieved his anticipated result; a uniquely delicious cookie that looked and tasted “just like mamma made!” The company was an immediate success and David’s brand of fresh baked cookies became well known throughout the Northeast and across the country. Even his name created a huge following and Davids everywhere ate up his cookies to gain one of the coveted David’s cookie tins. The delicious recipes won many awards, including the NY Newsday Cookie Award for the Best Chocolate Chunk Cookie. By the mid 1980’s, David’s Cookies was an international franchise with over 250 cookie shops throughout the world.