The Origins of Captain Cookie & the Milkman
How It Started
Kirk Francis made his first cookie at age four and has been obsessed ever since. His recipe for chocolate chip cookies is the result of over three decades of tinkering and testing. To say these cookies are made-from-scratch is an understatement. Years of cookie-making and the finest ingredients have gone into making Captain Cookie the best desserts you’ve ever had.
While on the quest for perfection, he also developed a handful of knockout recipes for each of the cookies featured on our menu.
In 2012, Kirk started the Captain Cookie and the Milkman food truck in Washington, DC. Kirk and his wife, Juliann, eventually turned one food truck into a fleet and a flagship store right next to the George Washington University campus.
How It’s Going
Captain Cookie now operates a fleet of three food trucks and three stores in Washington, DC, one store in Arlington, VA, locations in Raleigh, NC, and New York City, and is adding a fifth DC location in 2023.
Each location serves our delicious cookies, ice cream sandwiches, milkshakes, edible cookie dough and more in stores and for delivery to hungry Washingtonians with a sweet tooth that only Captain Cookie and the Milkman can satisfy.
Serving Cookies to Fight Hunger
We believe it takes more than just baking warm cookies to make the world a better place. Captain Cookie proudly supports regional efforts to end hunger including DC Central Kitchen, the Capital Area Food Bank, AFAC, and No Kid Hungry, as well as local food pantries and schools.
For every cookie our customers munch on, for every scoop of ice cream licked, for every milk mustache made, Captain Cookie and our community are working to make the world a better place!
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