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Abt Would Like to Thank You

Friday, November 5th, 2010

This weekend, Saturday November 6th and Sunday November 7th we will be having our in-store Customer Appreciation Sale.  Stop by and come in for great prices, free coffee and our famous chocolate chip cookies. We’ll even have face painting and balloon animals for the kids too!

Hours will be Saturday 9am- 8pm and Sunday 10am – 7pm.  If you are not from the Chicagoland area, don’t fret, our great sales prices can be found online.  Hope to see you there!

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Touch the Sky at Abt

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Abt’s flight simulator is a treat on weekends—just like the cookies from our world famous cookie kitchen. The greatest part, the flight simulator can be turned on during the week too.

Abe A., one of Abt’s custom audio and video sales specialists, told me all about the flight simulator. He had a great perspective, considering he’s a pilot. He’s not the only pilot that uses the simulator. Commercial pilots come in with their kids and have fun flying the different courses that are offered. Seven courses are available to fly; the Oshkosh Air Show is a favorite of kids on weekends. Abe says that when flying Oshkosh, the plane races a truck with a jet engine. Kids love to race the truck. Scenic Hawaii, Red Bull Time Trials, Cargo Run, Jet Truck Drag Race, Swiss Outing, and On Approach are the other course offerings.

This simulator is so realistic it even downloads weather updates every 15 minutes for the area where the plane is flying. Fly anything from a Boeing 737 to a Cessna 172 Sky Hawk—and don’t be afraid to crash—you won’t! The crash mode is turned off.

The flight simulator is the same one used by aviation schools to train entry level students. Microsoft’s Flight Simulator FSX is projected onto a 207” screen from a Sony 4K Projector. The screen has an awesome 4,000,000 pixels of resolution. The computer running the program is made by Alienware.

Come on down to the custom audio department and try the simulator out for yourself. If it’s not on, don’t be shy, ask any Abt sales specialist to turn it on for you.

-Kelly B.

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A Day in the Life of a Cookie Girl

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

It started as a demo and grew into a store favorite. Abt has been serving freshly baked chocolate chip cookies every Saturday and Sunday for over 4 years now. Originally, the cookies were baked to showcase different ovens the store sold. Now, the cookies are baked to feed hundreds of customers every weekend. Most people walk up to the Cookie Counter and joke about how they “Would love to have this job,” but being a “Cookie Girl” is harder than someone might think.

Cookie Girls normally arrive at the store around 10:30 in the morning to prepare for the upcoming day. They first start by cleaning up the kitchen and making sure everything is nice, neat, and sanitary. They then preheat the ovens. Cookie Girls have had to learn how to use over 6 different ovens, and each girl has had their own favorite. While the ovens heat up, the girls are busy preparing the trays full of cookie dough. They then pop the trays in the oven and make coffee.

When you watch the girls work, it’s almost like they are performing a perfectly choreographed routine. There are sometimes 3 people squeezed in the small space, but they all seem to fit and do their jobs properly without bumping into each other. On an average weekend, the girls bake over 3,000 cookies. Due to the high demand, we do not make our own cookie dough. Abt purchases the dough from a company in Chicago. Every week, they deliver around 20-25 boxes of packaged cookie dough for us to use. For our special sales, the Girls normally bake around 10,500 cookies within a 7 hour period. A customer was once so impressed with the girls baking skills and the taste of the cookies, she took them home to a party and served them!

On top of baking, The Girls must know how to use and demo all the ovens, and make coffee for the customers. And you thought baking cookies was easy! – By Megan B.

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