Fall Speaker Series - Melissa Blue and Melissa Mehall, co-founders of Meli’s Monster Cookies
Friends, mothers and now business partners, Melissa Blue and Melissa Mehall left their respective careers to expand their company named Meli’s Monster Cookies (MMC). Using a secret family recipe, Blue and Mehall started MMC in 2012 and has since expanded the company into nine states.
MMC’s naturally gluten-free cookies landed in their first freezer aisle three years ago at the Royal Blue Grocery, a specialty food store in Austin. The cookies can now be found in freezer shelves in more than 500 grocery stores, including Central Market, H-E-B, and about 300 Walmart stores across the country. MMC is projected to fulfill more than 88,000 units in orders in 2016, eclipsing the 8,500 units in orders fulfilled during their first year in business.
Mehall and Blue are focused on expanding their line of treats. A dry mix for the cookies will debut in 2017, and individually-wrapped cookies for packed lunches and grab-and-go options are in the works.
Melissa Blue attended the University of Texas at Austin and received a Bachelor of Business Administration undergraduate degree in 2000. She also attended the Gemological Institute of America and received her Graduate Gemologist degree. She owned and operated Blue Diamonds, Inc. for 4.5 years before starting MMC.
Melissa Mehall attended the University of Texas at Austin and received a Bachelor of Business Administration undergraduate degree in 2001. She attended SMU’s Dedman School of Law and received her Juris Doctorate in 2005. She practiced law for 7 years before transitioning to MMC.
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