“Cookie retailer Mrs. Fields Famous Brands LLC said it plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to help restructure its business.Restaurant and food companies have struggled this year as higher gasoline prices and rising ingredient costs have eroded sales and profits. S&A Restaurant Corp, owner of the Bennigan’s and Steak & Ale chains, filed for Chapter 7 liquidation in July, while Buffets Holdings Inc, the operator of Old Country Buffet and Ryan’s steakhouses, filed for Chaper 11 bankruptcy protection in January, saying customers had cut back on discretionary spending.” Read more here

I used to buy their Nibblers and although very cute and delicious, they are somewhat expensive. Sigh. This is sad news for all cookie lovers.