After being a franchisee for a decade, Neal Courtney acquired the Cookie Cutters brand. In October 2015, Cookie Cutters signed a 50-unit development deal across the Mid-Atlantic whilst opening other units across the United States.
Today, Neal Courtney has taken the brand to extraordinary heights, with 11 signed multi-unit deals—totaling an additional 33 stores in various stages of development. Cookie Cutters is present in 10 states and Canada, with over 30 stores currently open and operating (not including the current in development). With that being said, there are currently over 100 units in various stages of development.
Neal Courtney was also previously the CEO of Famous Brands International, the parent company of Mrs. Fields Cookies and TCBY. As one of the first children-only hair salons in the United States, Cookie Cutters offers an interactive haircut experience that both children and parents won’t soon forget. Upon entering the salons, neon lights lead children to the in-store playground where they can climb and slide. The salons are also outfitted with unique fantasy chairs at every station – from race cars to motorcycles, firetrucks to airplanes – as well as televisions, so the children can watch movies or play video games while getting their haircut.