Kathleen King started the Tate's Bake Shop brand in 2000, but her love for baking traces back to when she was 11 years old and selling chocolate chip cookies at her father's farm stand - six for just $0.59! She opened her first bakery on Long Island in 1983, which still serves as HQ for Tate's Bake Shop to this day.
Tate's has come a long way since those humble beginnings and is now America's #1 brand of specialty cookie. Whereas so many other cookie companies change their recipe to include cheaper ingredients in the pursuit of higher profits once they become national national brands, Tate's hasn't sacrificed its bedrock commitment to using simple, high-quality ingredients. The cookies are still baked fresh daily - giving them that signature crispy texture and fresh, delicious taste.