Mrs. Fields is an internationally popular chain of stores offering freshly baked gourmet cookies, muffins, brownies and other freshly backed sweets. The first store was opened by Debbi Fields in California in 1977. At that time no one believed that the young mother with no business experience at all will have any success with her idea of opening a cookie store but she soon proved they were all wrong and gained international recognition. Although Debbi is no longer associated with the company she continues being an icon all over the world. There are more than 500 stores of the chain worldwide.