What began as a budding late-night bakery in Philadelphia has expanded into a franchise popular amongst all dessert lovers. From mouth-watering chocolate chip cookies to vegan ice cream, a long-anticipated new dessert store hit Mercer University Drive in Mercer Landing on Oct. 31.
The aptly titled Insomnia Cookies is a popular late-night feature of many college towns across the United States. Located next to Osaka Sushi and Hibachi, the brightly decorated store features an assortment of cookies, ranging from chocolate chunk to white macadamia nut and candy apple. In addition, a unique variety of creations called “cookiewiches” features two scoops of ice cream sandwiched between two warm chocolate chip cookies.
The brand’s offerings range from warm delectable delights to cold treats, open until 3 a.m. from Thursday to Saturday and until 1 a.m. from Sunday to Wednesday. All products are also available by delivery and all students can receive free delivery via the code MACON.
In celebration of the new opening, Insomnia Cookies will be hosting a grand opening on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 12 p.m. to 3 a.m. and will give each customer one free classic cookie with no purchase required. According to a recent press release, “customers will be able to celebrate late into the night with sweet giveaways, a prize wheel, milk pong, and more! Best of all, the first 50 people in line at 12 p.m. will receive a free 6-pack of assorted classic cookies.”
Mercer students interested in becoming an “Insomniac” can apply at careers.insomniacookies.com
Priyanka Yagneswaran ’25 is a Neuroscience and Piano Studies student at Mercer University. As the Arts and Culture editor, she covers and coordinates reporting on different cultural events happening in Macon and in the general art and music scene. In her free time, she enjoys reading, listening to music and brewing espresso.