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Christie Cookies bakes more than 100 million
cookies annually, in addition to brownies and
frozen dough.

THE CHRISTIE COOKIE CO.

Keeping Pace

Christie Cookie has been meeting the needs of its clients for 35 years. BY ALAN DORICH

W

hen someone bites into an item from
The Christie Cookie Co., they can be
confident in the fact that their treat
was made with made with the best
ingredients possible. These range from 100 percent
real butter to Madagascar bourbon vanilla to chocolate chips from sustainably farmed cocoa beans.
"Everybody is looking for good, quality ingredients in their product," Senior Vice President of
Foodservice Sales Mark Budd says. "We're filling a
big void, especially in the cookie category."
Christie Cookie is celebrating its 35th anniversary
this year. The company offers its signature cookies,
brownies and frozen dough pucks in a variety of sizes and flavors. Founder Christie Hauck started the

company in 1983 with a single store in downtown
Nashville, Tenn.
Today, Christie Cookie operates from a production facility in Nashville's Germantown area. The
location, which employs a staff of more than 100,
bakes more than 100 million cookies annually. Nevertheless, each batch is hand measured before it
leaves the plant.
Budd notes that Christie Cookie serves a customer base that includes the fast-casual market,
in-store bakeries and hospitality clients, including
Hilton Hotels & Resorts. In fact, the company creates the DoubleTree cookie for Hilton's DoubleTree chain. "That's a large part of how we grew our
foodservice sector," Budd declares. "We're grateful
Volume 58, Issue 2

Mark Budd, senior vice
president of foodservice
sales
www.christiecookies.com
Nashville, Tenn.

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