The Otis Spunkmeyer Story

Our Story
1977: The First Store Opened
1977: The First Store Opened


The First Store Opened

Ken Rawlings opens the first Otis Spunkmeyer cookie store in Oakland, CA.


Cookie Dough Factory Doors Opened

Otis Spunkmeyer signs the lease for its first cookie dough manufacturing facility in San Leandro, CA.

1983: 20 Cookie Stores
1983: 20 Cookie Stores


20 Cookie Stores

Otis Spunkmeyer transitions to wholesale and sells its 20 cookie stores in California.

1987: DC-3 Skytours goes into Service


DC-3 Skytours goes into Service

Otis Spunkmeyer Air DC-3 Skytours goes into service providing air tours of the San Francisco Bay Area in two vintage DC-3's.

1990: Retail Frozen Cookie Dough
1990: Retail Frozen Cookie Dough


Retail Frozen Cookie Dough

Otis Spunkmeyer introduces retail frozen cookie dough sold in grocery stores.

1990: Acquisition of Sweet Happenings


Acquisition of Sweet Happenings

Otis Spunkmeyer Muffins introduced with the acquisition of the Sweet Happenings muffin company.

1992: Expansion into New England and Mexico
1992: Expansion into New England and Mexico


Expansion into England & Mexico

Otis Spunkmeyer goes international with expansion into England and Mexico. Canada follows a few years later.

1998: Danishes and Brownies
1998: Danishes and Brownies


Danishes & Brownies

Otis Spunkmeyer Danishes and Brownies introduced.


Otis Spunkmeyer Acquires Chippery

Otis Spunkmeyer acquires Chippery. All Otis Spunkmeyer cookie & muffin recipes switch to 0 grams trans fat.

2006: Fat Cookies & Muffin & Acquisition


Fat Cookies & Muffin & Acquisition

Otis Spunkmeyer Delicious Essentials reduced fat cookies & muffins introduced. Otis Spunkmeyer acquired by global specialty bakery company now known as ARYZTA AG.

2009: R&D Center of Excellence


R&D Center of Excellence Opened

State of the art Otis Spunkmeyer R&D Center of Excellence opened.

2015: Available throughout North America


Available throughout North America

Otis Spunkmeyer begins selling its cookies, cakes and muffins directly to consumers in stores throughout North America.

2017: 40th Anniversary


40th Anniversary

Otis Spunkmeyer celebrates 40 years of creating delicious baked goods and putting the FUN in fundraising.