Our story is about growth and long-term success, just like the Nestle® Toll House® chocolate chip cookie story, which dates back to 1939.
The Nestle® Toll House® tradition began back in 1939 at the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts, where proprietor Ruth Wakefield became known for the rich, indulgent desserts she baked for weary travelers. While experimenting one day, she chopped up a bar of Nestle Semi-Sweet Chocolate into tiny bits and added them to her cookie dough. Instead of melting through the cookie as she expected, the chocolate bits retained their shape, softening to a delicately creamy texture. The Toll House Cookie was born and quickly became a nation’s favorite!
The very first Nestle® Toll House® Café by Chip® opened for business in August 2000, in Frisco, Texas. What followed was an explosion of interest in developing bakery cafés across the US, Puerto Rico, Canada, and the Middle East.