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JD’s Chippery – A Spirit-filled, “Sweet” Friendship

JD's Chippery has been praised in the press for its' delicious homemade cookies and customer service. They donate unsold cookies to Dallas 24 Hour Club Residents.

JD's Chippery Staff from L to R, Back: Brittany, Cynthia, Mari, Erika, Laura, Cris Front: Amy, Danielle and Caitlyn

JD’s Chippery is famous far and wide for its incredibly tasty homemade cookies and muffins. It was founded forty years ago in 1983 by Julie and John Broad. After spending years traveling a lot to open restaurants and businesses for others, John wanted to spend more time with his family closer to home. With John’s business experience and Julie’s amazing recipes, they decided to open JD's Chippery to serve the community and make a living. They retired in December of 2021, and today, the business is still going strong, thanks to their daughter Amy. They have served four generations of the Park Cities and SMU population and, for the past 5 years, the Residents of Dallas 24 Hour Club. "My routine is to go by for my iced tea and muffins for my husband, six days a week. I always see friends because it is also their routine to go to JD’s. About five years ago, Julie asked me where I worked. When I told her about The 24’s mission, we became their beneficiary of all things wonderful. Over the years, we have received thousands of cookies and muffins, which help feed our Phase I Residents’ breakfast and lunch. Our Residents call the cookies “Nieman Marcus” cookies which is high praise since Neiman’s is the retail pinnacle. On Christmas Eve, Amy filled my car with 683 freshly baked cookies to be used for our holiday parties. Amy’s whole staff is joyful when they load up boxes for me to take to The 24! Thank you, JD's, for your “sweet” friendship and support!" - Marsha Williamson, CEO

JD’s Chippery donates around 20,000 cookies a year and operates its donations on zero waste. Amy is so grateful to be able to give back to the community that supports their business every day. Any cookies that are left unsold at the end of the day are put directly into the freezer to stay fresh and be donated. Local schools make requests throughout the year that are filled, and then other cookies are donated to Residents at The 24.

“I feel like Dallas 24 Hour Club is such a great organization, and we want to give back to the community and help make it a better place. I can’t think of a better way to do that than to donate to The 24.” – – Amy Broad, Owner of JD’s Chippery

“One of the amazing things that come from running a family business is that JD’s has been able to serve generations on generations of customers who come in and move away, then come back. We see their lives' different stages and watch them grow. It’s incredible to watch the support grow and change over the years.” – Amy Broad, Owner of JD’s Chippery

JD’s boasts a menu full of flavorful treats and drinks, with the best-selling cookies being Semi-Sweets and Snickerdoodle. That tends to change throughout the holidays, with the favorite moving to Sugar Cookies with festive sprinkles or M&M cookies because of the red and green candies.

JD’s Chippery celebrates 40 years of serving the community on January 3, 2023. If you are in the area, stop by for a sweet treat and lemonade, and be sure to say congratulations and thank you from The 24!


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