It’s with great restraint that we’re avoiding “cookie crumbles,” or “chips fall where they may” puns, because it’s kind of a huge deal that Oakland stalwart Mother’s Cookies suddenly filed for bankruptcy and closed its doors Monday.
Here’s what the San Francisco Chronicle had to say:
The ending was abrupt: Workers for the company, which shifted its baking and distribution operations to plants in Ohio and Canada in 2006, told workers Friday that operations would cease and cookies would no longer be made as of Monday.
The company cited rising prices for raw materials and fuel, and on Monday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.
The company had just eight years to go before its hundredth anniversary. Now it joins Sunshine Biscuits as a casualty along Oakland’s 81st Avenue.
Mother’s Cookies Abruptly Shut Down [SF Gate]
Sunshine Biscuits To Close Its Oakland, Calif. Plant [Business Wire]