- $16.50 for three Groupons, each good for $10 worth of cupcakes, cakes, and cookies ($30 total value)
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Gigi’s Cupcakes of Sandy Springs
When Tobi and Gil Lyons opened the first Gigi’s Cupcakes in the Atlanta market in April 2010, the sweet smell of success was instantaneous. Tobi’s background in event promotions at several popular local stations helped her carve out her niche as the store’s event and party planning point person. Husband Gil’s 20 years of experience in the restaurant business helped him run the operations side smoothly. Today, the duo continues to bestow their Atlanta metropolis with a barrage of fresh-baked goods that includes cupcakes, cheesecakes, cookies, and cakes.
Gigi of Gigi's Cupcakes has been a self-starter since she was 15. That's when she began her first business—a cleaning company—because she "didn't want to work for anyone else." What began as a youthful whim blossomed into a business philosophy that, along with waiting tables and singing professionally, carried Gigi into her 30s.
Then, one day, her brother suggested making a career out of her passion for baking. That hobby had been born in her childhood, when Gigi often spent time with her mother and grandmother as they baked and bonded. Amid seemingly insurmountable financial constraints, Gigi unveiled Gigi's Cupcakes in 2008 and, within weeks, had more than covered her bills. Today, the franchise boasts more than 90 locations in the 25 states that haven't outlawed dessert. Each bakery crafts its cupcakes daily with fresh ingredients, and updates the menu according to day of the week and season. Traditional summer flavors such as Scarlett's Red Velvet, chocolate-chip-cookie dough, and Birthday Surprise have recently met their culinary match in new mini cheesecakes that masquerade as cupcakes.