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Cookie Munchers debuts larger-than-your-face cookies in Tampa

If you know me, you know how much I love cookies. I enjoy all flavors equally but White Chocolate Macadamia holds a special place in my heart. The cookies at Cookie Munchers definitely satisfy all of my cookie cravings too. Cassie and Brandon, owners of Cookie Munchers, opened their first location in New Jersey and just celebrated the grand opening of their second location near USF Tampa. We had a 2-hour interview where they told me the story behind their growing empire and their own life goals.

Cookie Munchers is sure to be a hit with their large-sized cookies and other goodies. A peek from our interview:

“A monster-sized cookie-slinging concept called Cookie Munchers made its debut last week in Tampa.

Couple Cassie Aran and Brandon Lucante dreamed up the concept during their senior year at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey in 2015.

The two launched their idea in 2016 in NJ. “We just wanted to serve giant cookies at a good value at first. Slowly, we expanded to everything else,” Aran says.

Plans for a new location started last summer when the duo were looking to expand the business. 

An impromptu road trip to Florida led them to their current space at 11842 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. in the University Commons shopping plaza. After they signed the lease to their new location, they were living in Tampa full-time within a week.

Smells of fresh-baked cookies are a short waft away from University of South Florida’s students’ noses.

Their unique selling point is the larger-than-life cookies, which span about six inches in diameter. Customers can choose from seven cookie flavors, including Double Chocolate, S’more, and Snickerdoodle. Other menu offerings satisfy any sweet tooth with bites like edible cookie dough, Blue Bell ice cream and cookie cakes.”

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