Project Description

Ben T. Byrd

Byrd’s Cookie Company

Who: Byrd Cookie Company

Where: Savannah, GA

What: Gourmet, small-batch cookies

Why: In 1924, Ben T. Byrd Sr. began baking small batches of cookies from his bakery in Savannah, Georgia, packing them in wooden crates, and personally delivering them to neighborhood markets in his Model T Ford. Later, his son “Cookie” Byrd packed the confections in tins so they would travel better. Then the third generation of family developed new flavors and packaging ideas and the fourth generation expanded national relations. It is the fourth generation who is taking the reins in 2017 and celebrating 93 years of working hard, baking in small batches, and giving great customer service.

When: Since 1924.