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Meet Louisville’s cookie machine

It’s like The Mystery Machine, but with cookies.

Black transit van with a gold stripe and white lettering that reads "The Cookie Machine"

The Cookie Machine delivers baked goods to each of Please & Thank You’s cafes.

Photo provided by Please & Thank You

If you’re going to serve Kentucky’s best chocolate chip cookie, you better have a way to transport them safely — and that’s where Please & Thank You’s The Cookie Machine rolls in.

Born out of the pandemic, the black and gold Ford Transit van helped the local cookie and coffee shop make deliveries across Louisville and nearby cities like Nashville, TN and Indianapolis, IN. But after the introduction of third party delivery apps, The Cookie Machine switched gears.

Today, it’s used to deliver fresh baked goods from Please & Thank You’s Portland commissary bakery to its three cafes in Derby City daily. Think: Oatmeal cream pies, scones, brownies, and its famous chocolate chip cookies.

Black transit van pulling a small, silver airstream with a man posing in front.

The Cookie Machine has even made a cross-country trip.

Photo provided by Please & Thank You

When it’s not making the day-to-day cookie rounds, the sweets machine is pulling the Please & Thank You airstream to special events.

Bonus: Get a taste of The Cookie Machine’s precious cargo for Valentine’s Day — each cafe is offering BOGO treats and $20 dozens of cookies today.

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