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.
The Wetzel name wasn’t always a source of pride. As a kid, Rick Wetzel grew accustomed to hearing, “Hey Wetzel, you pretzel!” on the playground. But the teasing inspired a quest for the tastiest soft pretzel, one that eventually blossomed into Wetzel’s Pretzels. After years in Nestle’s marketing department, Rick and coworker Bill Phelps channeled Rick’s soft-pretzel recipe into a chain of shops. They make hand-rolled, oven-baked pretzels that sit for only 30 minutes before being sold or chucked, an example that might be in the dictionary under "fresh," if Babe Ruth using his bat as a pool cue weren't already there. And though the buttered and salted Wetzel’s Original still occupies a spot on the menu, a flurry of imaginative flavors fills its other slots, from Sinful Cinnamon to Jalaroni, a cheesy pretzel scattered with pepperoni and jalapeños.
Whether a morning-must or afternoon treat, Dunkin Donuts' mouthwatering bites are a necessity for donut lovers in Merrillville's Merrillville district.
Wifi is on the house at Dunkin Donuts, so bring along your tablet or laptop.
Dine under the sun (or stars) at Dunkin Donuts with their charming outdoor seating.
Dunkin Donuts is located in a prime location surrounded by various parking options.
Store your bike at a nearby rack and enjoy a bite to eat at Dunkin Donuts.
Looking for a tasty meal fit for any budget? Look no further than Dunkin Donuts.
Night owls and early risers alike will appreciate that the restaurant is open 24 hours a day.
Everyone knows that Dunkin Donuts has the best donuts in town, so stop by today and try one for yourself.
Pick up a freshly-baked pie or tasty treat from Panera Bread, and sample a blissful bite (or two) from one of the top-rated bakeries in town.
At this bakery, kids of all ages are welcome.
Enjoy wifi here free of cost.
Diners who appreciate a no-frills environment come to Panera Bread in jeans and a hoodie.
Take the comfort of your own home and add great grub from Panera Bread to create the perfect night.
No delivery needed. In and out for carryout.
Parking has never been easier at Panera Bread, a restaurant located near a variety of parking selections.
Whether you need a cake for a party or a treat for yourself, there's always a reason to try Panera Bread.
So don't go to any bakery. Panera Bread is highly-rated for a reason.
When your sweet tooth takes control, Merrillville's Strack and Van Til is one of the best bakeries in Merrillville.
Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Strack and Van Til also offers catering.
Leaving the couch is half the battle. Your foods awaits your pickup at this bakery.
Restaurant customers can take advantage of the nearby parking options.
It will typically cost you about $30 to enjoy a meal at Strack and Van Til.
Whether you need a cake for a party or a treat for yourself, there's always a reason to try Strack and Van Til.
In the mood for something sweet? Sugar addicts award sky-high ratings to Cinnabon, a bakery offering bites of the best.
Going gluten-free? Dig a low-fat diet? Cinnabon has you covered on both fronts.
Ordering food? You can pick it up yourself!
We'll let you park onsite to help get you closer to our scrumptious menu.
So what are you waiting for? Make your way over to Cinnabon and browse the latest selection of bakery goodies.
So heat things up with a trip to Cinnabon, and enjoy freshly-baked goods almost too hot to handle.