Mrs. Fields came from humble beginnings in Debbi Fields' first store in Palo Alto, California in 1977. A young mother from a Navy family, Debbie had been told no business could survive just selling cookies. However, her one store quickly turned into hundreds stretching across the country, and eventually, the world. Her recipe for success? A headstrong personality and sincere concern for people. Her mission has always been to create the highest quality product possible - every time.