When Debbi Fields opened the first Mrs. Fields in 1977, it wasn’t all sunshine and cookies. Between her lack of business experience and the unorthodox business model—selling only cookies—not many people believed in her. More than 30 years and a global franchise later, it’s safe to say the doubters are eating their words, at least when they're not busy stuffing their faces with one of Debbi's signature semisweet chocolate chip or oatmeal raisin and walnut cookies.
The wild popularity of Mrs. Fields's cookies can be attributed to the richness of their basic ingredients: real butter, whole eggs, and special blends of chocolate. Classic flavors include chewy fudge, peanut butter, and white chocolate macadamia, and seasonal flavors complement the lineup throughout the year. Select varieties can also be made into cookie cakes of various sizes and shapes that add a delicious twist to any celebration or milk-truck spill.
In Focus: Doughs Guys Bakery
What it serves: baked treats of all kinds, from cream puffs, to baguettes, to wedding cakes
Most popular pastry: the maple bacon long john
They got that homemade look: the inconsistent sizes, say the Doughs Guys bakers, show it’s made by hand
Best reason to get up in the morning: the butter braid coffee cake, topped with buttery crumble
Tallest wedding cake: five tiers, in your choice of circles, squares, hexagons, and hearts
Cupcake that’s good enough to drink: the Rebecca’s Root Beer Float cupcake
For the best pick-me-up in town, grab a cup of java at Gloria Jean's Coffees in Chicago Ridge.
Hop online in no time using Gloria Jean's Coffees' free wifi.
We don't expect you to keep driving around the block to find metered parking. We've got some space for you here.
You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the coffee shop.
Gloria Jean's Coffees is making the best of both worlds happen: creating food that is full of flavor and affordable!
The coffee at Gloria Jean's Coffees is fresh and flavorful, so head on over today and enjoy a taste of paradise.
Cater to your sweet side with help from ice cream shop Dairy Queen, a lovely addition to the Chicago Ridge neighborhood of Chicago Ridge.
Pull into one of the many parking spaces nearby if you choose to drive to the ice cream shop.
A meal so cheap, you can almost pay for it with coins, Dairy Queen largely serves dishes under the $15 mark.
Everyone will scream for the ice cream at Dairy Queen. Head there tonight for quite the treat!
Indulge in the selection of tasty treats at New Deluxe Bakery — this bakery is located in Chicago Ridge's Chicago Ridge neighborhood.
Bring the New Deluxe Bakery's great food to your place.
Drive to New Deluxe Bakery and find parking in the area.
You won't have to hand them your (whole) wallet at New Deluxe Bakery — meals often run less than $15.
You know you need to try New Deluxe Bakery — why not tomorrow?
Cater to your sweet side with help from ice cream shop Orange Julius, a lovely addition to the Chicago Ridge neighborhood of Chicago Ridge.
Orange Julius has easy parking nearby for diners who wish to drive.
With prices below $15 per person, you can eat at Orange Julius as often as you like!
Everyone will scream for the ice cream at Orange Julius. Head there tonight for quite the treat!