Byrd Cookie Co

Byrd Cookie Co
Byrd Cookie Co
When Benjamin Tillman “Cookie” Byrd, Jr. took over the company in 1949, he created separate bakery and retail spaces. With a desire to play the tour guide to locals wanting to learn more about the bakery, “Cookie” Byrd opened the Cookie Shanty. Inside the Cookie Shanty, he sold traditional cookies as well as unique products of his own creation, including the Benne Wafer, named after the cookie’s signature benne seeds. He began packing Byrd cookies inside sturdy metal tins, which allowed for products to be shipped across the country, expanding the company’s reach far beyond Georgia.

Byrd Cookie Company was originally founded in Savannah, Georgia in 1924 when Benjamin Tillman “Pop” Byrd, Sr. opened a small bakery and traveled to local markets in his Model T Ford. The bakery quickly became a favorite among locals and was later identified as the “Cooky Shop,” as “Pop” Byrd was too kind to correct those who generously crafted the sign.

byrdcookiecompany.com
6700 Waters Ave
31406