One Hot Cookie Bakes New Recipes for Success

YOUNGSTOWN – Following an active 2019, One Hot Cookie is positioning itself for further expansion this year. 

One Hot Cookie, established in 2013 in Youngstown by Bergen Giordani and her daughter, Morgen Giordani Chretien, employs 30 people across stores in Boardman, Youngstown and Wexford, Pa. 

The company’s stated objectives are to make cookies worth sharing and to empower women to pursue their goals.

Last year, Chretien rejoined the One Hot Cookie team on a full-time basis and is transitioning to take the lead in day-to-day operations. This move will enable Giordani to focus on long-term growth and marketing strategies. 

“After her college graduation, Morgen was working full-time outside of the business for nearly two years; however, we had an opportunity for her to take on a more expanded role within the organization and she has jumped in with both feet and I couldn’t be more proud of her, both as a parent and as a colleague,” Giordani says. 

Among last year’s highlights was the opening of a store in Wexford. First-year sales are promising and the 1,700-square-foot shop features a new design and layout that will be a model for future stores, according to Giordani. 

A mobile food trailer debuted in June, allowing One Hot Cookie to develop a catering arm of the business and participate in outdoor festivals and fairs. 

The company also launched its Cookie Dog brand of dog cookies, a tribute to the original mascot, Fredo the Pug.

Plans for 2020 include expanding mobile operations, the company’s  online presence and wholesale offerings.

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