About Us

It started in DC in 2012 with a single food truck. Today, we run three trucks and five stores in the district and have expanded to the Transfer Co. Food Hall in Raleigh with more Triangle locations planned!
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Saving the world one cookie at a time

Est. in 2012

Kirk Francis serving freshly made cookies

Captain Cookie and the Milk Man serves fresh, made-from-scratch cookies, dairy from local creameries, and made-to-order ice cream sandwiches!

Kirk 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. While on the quest for perfection, he also developed a handful of knockout recipes for the cookies featured on our menu. To say these cookies are made-from-scratch is an understatement. Years of cookie-making and the finest ingredients have gone into making your cookie the best you’ve ever had.

How it all started

Fledgling careers took Kirk and Juliann away from North Carolina to DC after they graduated from Carolina. There in the nation’s capital, while both were working full-time jobs, Kirk built a food truck, which he quit his 9-5 to run starting in 2012. It just so happens that people in DC like the cookies! So much so that Kirk and Juliann built more trucks and added brick-and-mortar shops.

Edible Cookie Dough, A Stack of Fresh Cookies, Ice Cream Sandwich to go
Kirk and Juliann Francis serving cookies

Transfer Co Food Hall shop is like coming home

Juliann began running operations for Captain Cookie full time in 2015, and the Raleigh native started looking for opportunities to expand the business to her home state. Kirk and Juliann knew they’d found the perfect spot for Captain Cookie’s flagship Triangle location at Transfer Company Food Hall, in downtown Raleigh, which opened in early 2019.

Saving The World One Cookie At A Time!

Captain Cookie owners Juliann and Kirk Francis believe that with great cookies comes great responsibility. A large portion of Captain Cookie’s revenue has always and will always be used as a force for good. Captain Cookie proudly supports efforts to end hunger, including local food banks and the Raleigh and Durham Rescue Missions, and helps raise funds to support local schools and community organizations, including Moore Square Elementary School and Longview High School. We want our customers and employees to know that each member of the Captain Cookie community is helping save the world one cookie at a time.

Ice Cream Sandwiches lined up to go
Chocolate Chip, Double Chocolate, and Ginger Molasses

Come Visit.

It’s a joy to serve you!

Ice Cream Sandwiches
A stack of fresh cookies
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