DeKALB – DeKalb will soon have a late-night way to satisfy their sweet tooth: the national cookie chain Insomnia Cookies is coming to town.
Insomnia Cookies, whose tagline is “Warm, delicious cookies delivered until 3 a.m.,” will be located in Plaza DeKalb, 203 E. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb.
Foti Pappas, vice president of Pappas Development, which owns Plaza DeKalb, said that Insomnia Cookies will be located in the remaining vacant commercial space of the building, about 2,500 square feet, with its storefront facing Lincoln Highway.
“Insomnia Cookies opening a storefront in downtown DeKalb is testament that the redevelopment efforts [of the city’s downtown area] have been nothing but a great success,” Pappas said. “It’s a fast-growing company. They’ve been looking at the area for quite some time and settled on downtown DeKalb because they like the look and momentum that the downtown has.”
Renovation of the interior has already begun, and the shop is planned to open in the coming months. Pappas described the location as “one of their biggest locations, where they can bake cookies, distribute from here throughout the country and have a shop for walk-in customers.”
Other Illinois locations include Carbondale, Champaign, Evanston, Normal and five locations in Chicago: Hyde Park, Lincoln Park, Old Town, Rogers Park and Wicker Park.
Insomnia Cookies was founded in 2003 by then-college student, Seth Berkowitz, in his University of Pennsylvania dorm room. Insomnia Cookies, with offices in New York and Philadelphia, now has more than 200 locations, serving Deluxe cookies, Cookie’wiches (ice cream sandwiches), Big’wiches (buttercream frosting sandwiches), brownies, cookie cakes, special catering packages, ice cream and cold milk.
Insomnia Cookies offers a vegan, gluten-free chocolate chip cookie that is available at select stores for pick-up and delivery, and can be shipped nationwide.
Although not all products contain food allergens, all products are baked or prepared in an environment where eggs, milk, wheat, soy, peanuts and/or tree nuts are present. Insomnia Cookies does not recommend consuming any of their products if you are allergic to those food allergens.
Most bakeries will deliver desserts to your doorstep until at least midnight, with numerous storefronts remaining open until 3 a.m. Insomnia Cookies also ships ready-to-eat sweets throughout the continental U.S. Most stores deliver from 10 a.m. to 3 a.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 3 a.m. on weekends. On average, deliveries take 20 to 35 minutes.
Insomnia Cookies offers a “Deal of the Week” every week, as well as a membership club.