Armed with just a single, generations-old cookie recipe, Great American Cookies opened its first store in 1977, and the rest is history. Today, the franchise boasts locations in malls across the country and nabbed a coveted spot on Entrepreneur magazine’s 2012 Top 500 Franchises in the baked-goods category. As the shop’s reputation has grown, so has its menu. Today, chefs churn out a mouthwatering roster of gourmet cookies, each created and carefully tested in Atlanta. The tempting options now include snickerdoodle, peanut butter with M&Ms, and chewy pecan supreme, as well as freshly baked cheesecake brownies and cookie sandwiches stuffed with frosting. The real show-stoppers, however, are the giant chocolate-chip cookie cakes, which can be customized with congradulatory messages or shopping lists penned in colorful icing.
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The fruit mixers at Smooth churn out a menu loaded with vegan smoothies, hearty sandwiches, tempting snacks, and energizing coffee drinks. Daydream of jovial sitcom characters while slurping up The "Norm" for Norman, a strawberry-and-pineapple smoothie ($4.50 for 20 oz.). Georgia Peach, a hometown favorite, fills the senses with a mouthwatering marriage of strawberries and peaches ($3.50 for 12 oz.) and can build general wellness with the addition of a wheatgrass booster ($.75). Tuna-salad sandwiches ($6.95) fill up human tanks and accompany summer salad or chips, and white-chocolate mochas ($3.50 for 16 oz.) confuse the color conscious. Overcome snack cravings with soft pretzels ($2.75 each), bagels ($2.50 each), or targeted hypnosis.
A candy-striped awning welcomes customers into the cool shade of Ice Cream Etcetera, where workers scoop 24 varieties of ice cream into regular and waffle cones. After choosing single, double, or towering triple scoops of such flavors as toffee almond fudge, butter pecan, and mint chocolate chip, patrons can coat their dairy treats with toppings of whipped cream or hot fudge. Warm brownies can also support slow-melting scoops, or spoons can dive into banana splits, named to celebrate the banana's split from its longtime adversary, the plantain. Savory teeth rejoice over the shop’s hot dogs, tuna melts, chicken salad, and salami sandwiches.
Monkey Love Dessert Bar & Gallery's sweet-savvy staff plate primate-themed sweets and pour cupfuls of steaming espresso drinks from their extensive menu. Culinary explorers can taste the baboon dookie, a serving of miniature peanut-butter bars drizzled in chocolate, sprinkled with banana chips, and followed closely by a note-taking British zoologist ($1.65). New York–style cheesecake greets tongues with rich, creamy vanilla ($2.95), and a slice of chocolate-heaven cake ($3.95) snuggles under a blanket of mocha mousse and buttercream icing. Meanwhile, the flavored syrups in house-specialty espresso drinks—available in 12-ounce Chimp ($3.65), 16-ounce Baboon ($4.15), and 20-ounce Ape ($4.65) sizes—bugle peppermint- and cinnamon-tinged reveilles in the ears of snoozing taste buds.
Featured in the Post and Courier for inducing nostalgic memories of the iconic marshmallow-and-chocolate pastry, MoonPie Corner Store culls retro signs, MoonPie T-shirts, tumblers candles, hot sauces, and barbecue sauces from around the South. MoonPie T-shirts feature the snack's classic crescent moon logo, while MoonPie mugs give underachieving drinks a pastry to aspire to ($9+). Peruse a collection of more than 60 hot sauces ($10+), or test your spiciness threshold with fiery hot sauce concoctions that register higher levels on the Scoville scale. After posing next to the 8-foot "Mr. MoonPie" crescent moon, patrons can also pick up a bottle of local barbecue sauce ($10 or less), before snacking on an array of MoonPies from every section of the flavor spectrum.