Deborah Tuggle didn't plan to open a bakery. As a single mother, she desired to get an education that would allow her a job with the security she craved to take care of her young son, so she enrolled in college. To help her make ends meet, she started selling cookies to her classmates. The cookies were so popular that she started selling them every Friday.
After college, Deb tried the corporate world and decided it was not for her. She had an entrepreneurial spirit and knew how successful her cookies were at school, so she decided to go all in on starting her own business. Without looking back, she opened her first bakery in Tacoma's Hilltop neighborhood on MLK Jr. Way, and aptly named it “Friday’s Cookies”.
Deb soon sought a mentor in the cookie business and became quick friends with the owners of Bite Me Cookies. She later purchased the company and merged her two brands under one cookie roof, Bite Me, Inc. Today, Bite Me is a wholesale bakery, producing cookies under the Bite Me, Friday’s, and Bite Free brands. Bite Me also produces private label cookies and is a third party manufacturer for many bakery items sold throughout the country.
Bite Me, Inc. is a proud woman, Black owned small business. Bite Me, Inc. believes in empowering woman and immigrants through job creation and skill development, this is what drives us to make cookies that make jobs that change lives.
Bite Me, Inc has always believed in the importance of giving back to the community. We give cookies, time and a percentage of profits to local nonprofit and other community focused organizations. We believe that we are stronger together and are so thankful to our customers that allow us this opportunity to further our impact in the community. Together, we are making a difference with every bite!
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