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Gigi’s Cupcakes

January 12, 2012

Tobi and Gil Lyons have owned Gigi’s Cupcakes in Sandy Springs for two years now. In that short amount of time, they already earned “Atlanta’s Best Cupcake” from Jezebel Magazine and a best from the AJC.

The shop has a friendly, happy atmosphere with fun pictures on the walls, beautiful cupcakes in the showcase and smiling staff waiting to help you.

Before opening Gigi’s Cupcakes, Gil was working at IBM and stumbled upon a Gigi’s kiosk in a mall in Nashville. It was the first day the cart was open. After striking a conversation with the owners, he find out they were starting to franchise. At the same time IBM was implementing cutbacks.  Gil took that opportunity to go full steam ahead and open Gigi’s Cupcakes in Sandy Springs. 

Gil said the best thing about his job is “Making people happy.  Customers that come in happy, leave happier and ones that come in sad or unhappy leave happy also.”

As for special offers “We do offer a loyalty card program: Buy 12 cupcakes or 12 dozens and get one cupcake or one dozen free.  As a reader of this blog, we will also offer a special mention discount for reading this.  Mention Sandy Springs Toyota for 20% off, offer good till February 29th (offer not available February 11th, 13th and 14th).

The most popular cupcake flavor at Gigi’s Cupcakes in Sandy Springs is Red Velvet which is offered Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Other flavors include “Hot Chocolate Mama,” “Southern Comfort,” and “Raspberry Buckle.” The shop offers catering, delivery, wedding cake cutting, and cupcakes for special occasions with special colors, initials, etc.

Photo by JuliePaulk.com

Tobi and Gill Lyons runs their business with a strong focus on the customers. Gil said “We are always excited to serve our customers, hear their feedback, and hear what they want….if there is a flavor they want we will try to accommodate and make it on a convenient day for them.”

What sets Gigi’s Cupcakes apart from the competition? “The love of what we do to make our friends(customers) happy!”

You can find award winning Gigi’s Cupcakes just off exit 4C on GA 400 at 1140 Hammond Drive, NE Sandy Springs, GA 30328. It is at the intersection of Peachtree Dunwoody Rd and Hammond Drive.

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