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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 grew, so did its menu as chefs churned out a mouthwatering roster of gourmet-cookie recipes, 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 fudge and 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 sweet, celebratory messages or shopping lists penned in colorful icing.
Founded nearly 25 years ago on a frozen foundation of nonporous, 5-degree granite, Cold Stone Creamery has blossomed into a nationally recognized ice-cream parlor distinguished by its daily creations of sweet treats. Fruit, nuts, and candy collaborate with ice-cream flavors such as french vanilla, sweet cream, and cake batter to manifest a signature sundae or a personalized creation made to match customers' tastes and 5th-birthday-party footage. Smoothies and shakes sate sippers, and fruity sorbets, nonfat ice creams, and tangy frozen yogurt satisfy the need for healthy indulgences.
Each morning, the cooks at Mary's Cuban Kitchen & Bakery bake fresh pastries filled with ham, cheese, and guava, and grill breakfast sandwiches to serve with café con leche or freshly squeezed orange juice. Later in the day, they stack Cuban-style sandwiches with ham, cheese, and crunchy pickles. There's a different specialty on each weekday: Fridays, for example, bring a tender oxtail stew.
Kettle & Kernel channels corner candy stores of old, handcrafting each gourmet-popcorn creation and decadent confection with care. The popcorn roster ranges from cozy favorites, such as kettle corn ($1–$20), cheddar cheese ($3–$12), and caramel ($3–$12), to newcomers like root beer, amaretto, and a variegated array of fruit flavors ($3–$12). Luscious fudge ($12 per pound) lures biters into a satisfied lull, allowing a bombardment of sweet, salty popcorn balls ($1–$3) and a hail of hand-wrapped caramels ($12). Kettle & Kernel's Horsey Munch ($6–$36) bridges the gap between dinner and dessert with toasted cashews, pecans, and caramel corn drenched with white chocolate.