|Message from Davids
David Liederman, a classically
trained French chef cooking in New York City, had a particular
fondness for cookies and other baked goods. After visiting boutique
cookie stores on the West Coast he thought the idea of a store
selling premium quality fresh baked cookies would translate well to
the Eastern US.
Using his training and only the finest all natural ingredients -
pure vanilla, butter, Swiss chocolate and whole nuts Ė he created
the ultimate Chocolate Chunk cookie and featured it in his first
DavidísCookies store on 2nd Avenue in Manhattan which opened in
1979. An instant hit, these delicious cookies won many awards
including the NY Newsday Award for the Best Chocolate Chunk Cookie.
David began franchising and soon there were 25 David's Cookies
stores in Manhattan alone, 75 in the greater New York area and over
150 additional stores worldwide selling 22 different varieties of
fresh baked cookies.
Business thrived until the late 1980ís when increased operating
costs forced many of the stores to close. The company was then
purchased by Fairfield Gourmet Foods Corp, a New Jersey based
gourmet dessert company. The Davidís brand was rejuvenated by
introducing the now-classic Chocolate Chunk cookie and the other
flavors of frozen cookie dough into Foodservice.
Throughout the 1990ís David's Cookies continued its evolution into a
full line dessert supplier producing brownies, crumb cakes,muffin
batters, thaw & serve muffins and cheesecakes. With the acquisition
of Bittersweet Pastries,the line grew to include upscale thaw and
serve tarts, layer cakes and single serve desserts.
Today, with its diverse line of dessert offerings which now includes
scones, cinnamon rolls, Danish, ruggalach and gluten free
products,Davidís Cookies can satisfy the demands of all segments of
the foodservice industry from schools to white tablecloth
restaurants. Working with major broadline and specialty foodservice
distributors, Davidís Cookies products are readily available
throughout the United States and are exported internationally.