The buzz around a new Crumbl Cookies location being built in Albany has been palpable leading up to their grand opening, but what’s more interesting is their operating schedule. The sweets shop in Albany is open late most nights, and even later on the weekends.
According to the schedule posted on its windows, Crumbl Cookies Albany will be open Monday – Thursday from 8 am to 10 pm, and Friday and Saturday from 8 am to midnight.
When Checkers opened their location just across the parking lot, the business adopted a similar schedule. The Checkers in Northwest Albany is also open late, from 10 am to midnight Monday – Thursday, and 10 am to 1 am on Fridays and Saturdays. They are also open Sundays from 10 am to 11 pm.
Just down the road, you can find these restaurants open later than most:
- Applebee’s: Open until midnight or later everyday
- Olive Garden: Open until 10pm or later everyday
- Newk’s Eatery: Open as late as 9 pm six days a week
- Austin’s Firegrill: Open until 10pm 5 nights a week
These schedule choices could indicate a return to places choosing to open later into the evenings for the Albany area. It could also point to stronger demand overall.
Before the Covid pandemic, a wider variety of restaurants and shops were open until 9 pm or later. Once mandates and other rules subsided, many shops and stores chose to continue on a limited opening schedule.
For example, Publix locations around Albany tested a schedule of closing at 9 pm for a while, then later resumed closing at 10 pm. Albany’s primary Starbucks location reduced their hours dramatically from a closing time of 10 pm and 11 pm to closing at 7:30 pm. Since then, they have adjusted their schedule to close at 8:30 pm. Temp Coffee on U.S. 19 made a similar change, moving from closing at 9 pm and 10 pm to their current schedule of closing at 8 pm.
With their location and availability, Albany’s Crumbl Cookies could see reasonable traffic into the later evening hours. Only time will tell.
Crumbl Cookies in Albany is one of 800+ bakeries in the US under the franchise. Based out of Utah, it is the fastest-growing cookie company in the United States. Its core menu includes milk chocolate chip and pink sugar cookies. Outside of that, Crumbl offers a weekly rotating menu of unique cookie offerings inspired by a variety of foods and flavors.
Crumbl Cookies Albany is set to host their grand opening on Friday, February 9th beginning as soon as they open that morning.
What do you think about their opening hours? Do you think other Albany restaurants and shops should stay open later?
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