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Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Crumbl Cookies opens first location in Ocala

Crumbl Cookies officially opened its first location in Ocala on Friday.

Located at 4414 SW College Road, Suite 325, a steady flow of customers made their way to the new cookie shop on Friday, with many taking advantage of a “free cookie” promotion to celebrate the grand opening.

Customers order from Crumbl Cookies in Ocala
Customers order from Crumbl Cookies in Ocala on Saturday, May 25, 2024. (Staff photo)

The new franchise location is owned by Tanner and Karli Reaveley, two natives of Utah, where Crumbl was founded in 2017.

“When we moved to Florida we knew that people needed Crumbl in their lives. We are very excited to share our love for Crumbl with the Ocala community,” reads a statement shared by the Reaveleys.

Tanner left and Karli Reaveley with their daughter
Tanner (left) and Karli (right) Reaveley at the new Crumbl Cookies location in Ocala (Photo: Crumbl Cookies)

First announced by Ocala-News.com in February, the new Crumbl is located within Market Street at Heath Brook, just a couple doors down from a new Great Greek Mediterranean Grill that is currently under construction in the former Pie-O-Mine space.

On Saturday, the shop was filled with employees busily working on batch after batch of the company’s signature cookies.

Employees working at the new Crumbl Cookies in Ocala
Employees working at the new Crumbl Cookies in Ocala. (Staff photo)

Crumbl was co-founded by cousins Jason McGowan and Sawyer Hemsley. In just seven years, the franchise has grown to approximately 1,023 locations across the country, according to its website.

The new location in Ocala is the first Crumbl Cookies in Marion County, joining others in Lake and Alachua Counties. There is another Crumbl Cookies in the works in Sumter County (The Villages) as well.

Crumbl Cookies in Ocala on Saturday, May 25, 2024
Crumbl Cookies officially opened its Ocala location on Friday, May 24, 2024. (Staff photo)

Currently, there are at least 75 Crumbl locations across the state of Florida, ranking the Sunshine State second after California and Texas.

Have you tried Crumbl Cookies before, or will you try the new location in Ocala? Share your comments below and thoughts in a letter to the editor.