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Gideon’s Bakehouse to Open in Disney Springs!!

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O. M. G.  It's happening.

If you've ever waited in line for the cookie dropoff at The Polite Pig, you're wait now has a new destination – because Gideon's Bakehouse is getting its own storefront at The Landing at Disney Springs!! Diet's beware. These cookies are coming for you.

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It's incredible to see how far this brand has come in such a short time. Gideon's original location opened in late 2016 at Orlando's East End Market with one employee and an $800 budget. The Bakehouse quickly gained international recognition for its almost ½-pound, small-batch handmade cookies. Word quickly spread, and lines up to 80 minutes long became a regular sight – with locals and visitors alike all hoping to get their hands on their favorite flavor before Gideon's sold out. If you've been around Polite Pig when the deliveries come in, you know it's a similar scene there.

Some notable awards? Oh, just things like Best Place in the World to get a Cookie 2020″ by The Boston Globe, Best Chocolate Chip Cookie In Florida 2019″ by Insider Magazine, and “Best Dessert in Florida” by Delish.com.

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“We're proud to be representing the creative Central Florida small-business scene, which has grown so much over this past decade,” said owner and creator Steve Lewis. “To go from a 286- square-foot bakery to the international stage that Disney draws is a remarkable experience. We're doing this on our own steam, free from partners or investors. That has been made possible by the unwavering support of our local community.”

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Planned to open later this year, Gideon's Bakehouse plans to bring an expanded menu of its cookie and cake slices to The Landing at Disney Springs. Taking advantage of this larger space, Gideon's will add its own line of unique iced coffees, like the Original Peanut Butter Iced Coffee, built to pair with their desserts. Guests can expect to see all of their favorite cookie flavors, plus new limited editions available exclusively during timed daily releases. Guests will be able to enjoy the crazy popular Coffee Cake Cookie (previously only available one month a year) every single morning at Gideon's in Disney Springs. And for guests just looking for something extra special after dinner, Gideon's is introducing a Hot Cookie Hour each evening.

“We're also excited to bring more cake flavors to our new location, offering never-before-seen creations like our special line of Double Frosted Cakes,” said Lewis. “There are more than a few secrets we have up our sleeves, but you'll have to wait and see. It's not Gideon's if it isn't a little dark and mysterious.”

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Gideon's is also known for incredible design. Their original location takes inspiration from artists like Edward Gorey…while paying tribute to a certain similarly eerie fan-favorite attraction at Disney's Magic Kingdom Park. The new flagship Disney Springs location will look to build on that experience. Not only can guests expect a whimsical Victorian design to the new shop, but they can also look forward to collectible art becoming a part of their product packaging. “We aim to make the wait in line entertaining by immersing everyone in a transformative environment that will share our story as they progress towards the counter. Experience is everything to us, so memorable sweets and whimsical atmosphere exist hand in hand.” said Lewis.

Talk about a spot that's after my own heart in every single way. 

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