By: April Burnett, Online Editor
College students now have a new place to get a late night study snack: Insomnia Cookies, which opened a week ago at Union Station Plaza, 701 E. Douglas in downtown Wichita.
As the name suggests, Insomnia Cookies is open late and offers both takeout and delivery. It serves warm cookies in flavors like chocolate chip, M&M’s, double chocolate mint, peanut butter chip, snickerdoodle and more. It also has vegan and gluten-free cookies and offers brownies, brookies, blondies and ice cream.
The store’s hours are 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Mondays through Wednesdays; 11 a.m. t o 3 a.m. Thursdays and Fridays; noon to 3 a.m. Saturdays; and noon to 1 a.m. Sundays.
Late-night delivery is available to Newman students who live on or off campus, said DJ Pabst, the Wichita location’s general manager. He said people should use the shop’s website, insomniacookies.com, or the mobile app to order delivery.
“Our drivers will be able to call or text the person ordering,” he said. “We just try to make as smooth of a handoff as possible.”
While Insomnia does not have specific discounts for college students, it does plan to reach out to colleges in the area about being involved in events. Pabst said that the company is very interested in “catering to college students and that kind of nightlife and lifestyle.”
The store has a large plaza in front of it, which college organizations could potentially use for events.
“We want to give the colleges the opportunity to use the plaza – the college organizations and stuff for events,” Pabst said. “We’re also interested in having event tables at college events.”
Insomnia Cookies also offers a subscription membership called “Cookie Magic.” It costs $9.99 a month and allows subscribers to get one free cookie per day and free delivery. In addition to the free cookies and free delivery, those who do not want the subscription can still earn rewards using the app.
“Just like with any other food app, with every purchase, you get points, and after you get enough points, you can get discounts and stuff,” Pabst said.
Insomnia Cookies is still hiring and invites students to apply. The shop is in need of delivery drivers, bakers and cashiers, especially on evenings and weekends.
Pabst said he encourages students to give the shop a try.
“Feel free to stop on in,” he said. “We’re looking forward to having people here and to get things going.”