In the May 9, 1988 edition of the New York Times, the food critic cautioned a cookie competitor to listen carefully for footsteps creeping up behind them. The footsteps belong to Larry’s Cookies. Perhaps in a subtle was that critic understood our plan.
Larry’s Cookies is definitely on the march! Not with the sound of trumpets and the beat of the drum. IT IS our plan to expand quietly and to offer the best quality product anywhere, at realistic prices.
In 1978, Larry Rozanski, then a practicing dentist living in the Washington, D.C. area, gave up his drills and requests to “open wider please” to become the principle of Larry’s Cookies. He had perfected his cookie recipes in his kitchen. His first store was opened in Washington D.C. in 1979, and soon people were “opening wider” without Larry’s polite request! His store received critical acclaim.
Next Rouse Company, one of the nation’s premier Shopping Center Developers held a contest for thirty-five cookie companies from all over the country. The winner would be offered a store at Harborplace in Baltimore, Maryland. LARRY’S COOKIES won. This became Larry’s second location. The pride and quiet confidence of recognition was now on track moving ahead.