Famous Amos

Famous Amos

About Famous Amos

Famous Amos is a brand of cookie from the United States. Wally Amos, an Air Force veteran who worked as a talent agent with the William Morris Agency, would send home-baked chocolate chip cookies to celebrities to entice them to meet with him and maybe sign a deal to be represented by the William Morris Agency. Amos grew up in the State capitol of Florida, born in Smokey Hollow of Tallahassee, Florida. On March 10, 1975, Amos took the advice of some friends and opened a cookie store in Los Angeles, California, naming it 'Famous Amos'. In the first year he sold $300,000 worth of cookies, followed by more than $1,000,000 in sales in the store's second year of operation. The store proved so popular that the 'Famous Amos' brand eventually branched out to sell cookies in supermarkets, a move that would later be emulated by other specialty stores such as Baskin-Robbins, T.G.I. Fridays, and Starbucks. The Famous Amos brand has gone through a number of owners since inception.

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