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Cheryl’s® To Host Grand Opening Celebration at its New Flagship Store in Westerville

Free gifts, prizes and fun activities will highlight day-long event on August 8th

WESTERVILLE, Ohio, July 17, 2015 – Cheryl’s®, producers of delicious cookies, brownies, cakes and other fresh-baked delights, has announced that it will hold a grand opening on Saturday August 8, 2015 at its new retail store located at 646 McCorkle Boulevard in Westerville. The grand opening will begin at 9 a.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Westerville Mayor Diane Fosselman and members of the local Chamber of Commerce. Festivities will continue at the store throughout the day until 8 p.m.

Among the highlights scheduled for the grand opening are: a free gift to the first 100 people arriving at the store; free samples of Cheryl’s baked goods; money-saving promotions including one dozen free cookies with purchase of a dozen; sneak peeks at the newest products from Cheryl’s; valuable prizes including the opportunity to win 12 cookies each month for a year; kids’ activities; appearances by cookie and brownie mascots; cookie frosting demonstrations; and savings of 20% when customers book their future event in the store’s spacious new party room.

Cheryl’s is headquartered in Westerville and the opening of the new flagship retail store is the final phase of an extensive expansion project at the company’s facilities on McCorkle Boulevard. The expansion began in February 2014 with groundbreaking for a larger production plant. “Our expansion will add approximately 100 jobs over the next three years,” said Bob Happel, Cheryl’s General Manager. “And as we add equipment it will allow us to double our food production capacity over the next five years.”

The new flagship store occupies approximately 3,000 square feet and brings important enhancements to the customer shopping experience including the ability to display a broader selection of Cheryl’s products for customers to choose from. Additionally, the store’s new party room provides the perfect venue for a wide array of events and gatherings including birthday parties, educational classes and holiday celebrations.

“Cheryl’s is proud to call the community of Westerville our home,” continued Mr. Happel. “The grand opening of our new flagship retail location represents the culmination of very hard work by our highly talented and dedicated team of associates, many of whom live right here in Westerville. We urge the entire community to join us on August 8th and share in the exciting grand opening of our beautiful new store.”

About Cheryl’s®

Founded in 1981 by Cheryl Krueger and her college roommate, Caryl Walker, Cheryl’s® has grown to become a brand that loyal customers trust for the finest fresh-baked gifts and desserts prepared to the highest quality standards, backed by friendly service. Cheryl’s (1-800-443-8124 and http://www.cheryls.com) offers a delicious and diverse selection of individually wrapped cookies, brownies and cakes for all of life’s moments. Among the company’s signatures products are its cut-out cookies topped with buttercream frosting. Cheryl’s products are made from scratch and available in special configurations as well as with elegant satin ribbons that can be customized for specific occasions. Headquartered in the Columbus, Ohio suburb of Westerville and part of the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM family of brands, Cheryl’s is a multi-faceted business comprised of retail stores, a high-traffic website, catalogs, and a successful Business Gift Division.

National Chocolate Chip Day: 5 Sweet Ways to Celebrate

May 15 is National Chocolate Chip Day! In honor of this sweet holiday, we’ve rounded up 5 of our favorite ways to celebrate. Just don’t forget your glass of milk to wash these delicious treats down!

Treats with Chocolate Chips:

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If you dream in chocolate, you’ll love our double Chocolate Chocolate Crunchy Cookies! Buttery, rich and drowning in irresistible chocolate flavor, this treat is for those who just can’t get enough decadence.

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Or for a fresh twist, whip up these fruity and colorful Mini Chocolate Chip Cookie Fruit Pizzas instead!

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Bite into one of our Miss Grace Chocolate Fudge Cakes and you are sure to be delighted! Your mouth is first greeted by an chocolate glazed outer shell, then followed by a rich cake packed with dark chocolate morsels for the ultimate sweet treat.

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If you prefer a more classic flavor, there’s no better way to celebrate than with traditional Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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When life gives you chocolate chips, make Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge! This recipe from Celebrations.com is simple, delicious and fun to make with the kids.

Celebrate Mother’s Day With These Sweet Cookie Stats!

Moms agree: there’s no sweeter way to celebrate Mother’s Day than with delicious desserts… and we have the stats to prove it! Based on Cheryl’s Mother’s Day gifts sent in previous years, we’ve come up with the perfect recipe for this year’s celebration.

Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift or sentiment for your Mom, Aunt or Grandmother, be sure to check out our Mother’s Day infographic for some fun facts seriously sweet inspiration!

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Shop Mother’s Day Treats
Shop Mom’s Favorite Frosted Cut Out Cookies

History of the Sugar Cookie

What’s in a name? That which we call a sugar cookie by any other name would taste as sweet….The history of sugar cookies is one filled with various names, versions, and recipes depending on the country, but all have a common factor; they are a slightly more subtle version of their sweeter and more popular cookie brothers and sisters.

It’s no secret that we at Cheryl’s love anything and everything having to do with cookies. Since National Sugar Cookie Day 2014 is Wednesday, July 9, we’re celebrating by sweetening our day with some cool cookie knowledge with the history of sugar cookies!

Thistory-of-sugar-cookieshere are several different theories about how the modern day sugar cookie came to be. The one that describes the sugar cookie that we in the U.S know today can be traced all the way back to the 1700s to a group of German Protestant settlers in the colony of Nazareth, Pennsylvania. The settlers created a “round, crumbly, butter cookie” which required only the most basic baking ingredients and was easily shapeable. The cookie’s easy of creation and simple yet irresistible taste made it a unanimous hit, so much so that it remained a vital part of Pennsylvania’s culture and history throughout the ages. On September 5, 2001, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania established House Bill 1892, adopting the Nazareth Sugar Cookies as Pennsylvania’s official cookie – talk about a sweet ending!

Cheryl’s Teams With NYSPCC To Deliver Smiles

On Sunday March 2nd 2014, Cheryl’s Cookies had the privilege of teaming up with the world’s first child protective agency, New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC), to deliver smiles to some of New York City’s children and families.

Fifty families participated in the NYSPCC Family Benefit 2014, making once-in-a-lifetime memories with their new friends and family members. The day of family fun began with a VIP lunch reception in the heart of dazzling Times Square at Aureole, where they snacked and savored to their heart’s content on the restaurant’s signature American dishes. At the completion of the luncheon, guests were treated to a VIP gift bag filled with toys and treats, including Cheryl’s famous buttercream frosted cookies.

The afternoon continued with a trip over to the New Amsterdam Theatre, where guests enjoyed an awe-inspiring performance of Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway, viewed from some of the hottest seats in town.

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About the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children:

“Founded in 1875, The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children is the first child protective agency in the world. Throughout its 139 year history, The NYSPCC has sought, through the development of new and innovative programs, to meet the urgent needs of New York City’s most vulnerable children.“

Celebrate Spring with Flowers

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How do you celebrate spring? Whether it’s by giving your garden its annual makeover or enlisting the family in a day of juice-fueled spring cleaning,

this season is a time for a fresh start and new beginnings. Once the season’s first flowers come out of their winter hibernation and start peeking through the frozen blades of grass, we know its time to shed the winter blues and prepare for the season of life and growth. That’s why this year, we are celebrating spring by immersing ourselves in all things floral!

Here are some creative ways to celebrate spring with flowers; gather the troops and make this a spring celebration for the whole family!

Ways to Celebrate Spring with Flowers:

Eat Buttercream Frosted flower shaped cookies

What better way to ring in the season than with a batch of Cheryl’s FAMOUS buttercream frosted cookies shaped like flowers?! Send a cheerful Cookie Flower Pot of buttercream frosted cookies to those you love to help spread the spring cheer!

Go on a Family Hike

Take the whole gang out for a day of fresh air and flower identifying! Make it an educational (and fun) experience by bringing along a book of plants to help point out and bring attention to the plants growing you encounter along the way.

Make a Nature Book

Have kids gather flowers from your backyard or the local park and add them into their own collection box! Use mod podge or similar adhesive to secure the flower on the page; provide the children with markers so they can label the flowers accordingly for a creative and educational experience!

Make Your Own Flower Bouquet

The simplest fun yet festive way to celebrate spring is by simply gathering flowers and creating your own bouquet! Dress up your vase with a seasonal ribbon and you have a beautifully fresh decoration for the home.

Plant Your Own

Even if you don’t have a garden, gather the family and plant a flower or seed altogether! As your family grows so will the seedling sprout into something beautiful and new.

Spread the LOVE with a Cheryl’s Cookie Card

Surprise friends and family with a slice of spring delivered right to their mailbox with our charming Cookie Cards!

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International Women’s Day Gift Ideas

International Women’s Day is a celebration of all the wonderful women who help navigate the successes of each day. Celebrated on March 8, it is a day of relaxing (for the ladies), gifting, and showing appreciation. Wondering what to get the special women in your life for International Women’s Day? We’ve got the ultimate cookie-packed gift guide to make the celebration extra sweet!

For Female Friends and Family:
Traditionally, flowers or treats are gifted on this special holiday. But why choose just one? Combine the best of both worlds and give a cookie flower tin filled with sweet floral inspired treats!

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For Coworkers:
Cookies, and muffins, and cakes, oh my! Surprise the ladies of the office with a drool-worthy basket full of our most popular treats – sized to share so all the ladies of the office can enjoy. Add a simple “thank you” message so your coworkers know just how much they are appreciated!

For the little ladies:
Don’t forget the women-in-training! March 8 is all about celebrating females of all ages, so send a special surprise to daughters, granddaughters, neighbors and friends with a gift from our Happy Face collection! Popping open a tin full of bright, smiling faces is sure to put anyone into the festive spirit!

Treats for yourself (you know you deserve it!):
Celebrate your own personal feats and accomplishments by “surprising” yourself with an assortment of your favorite Cheryl’s cookie treats from the Create Your Own collection! Our cookies are great for freezing, so indulge in a few upon opening and save the rest for a midnight snack!

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