Calling all Michigan sweet treat fans. If you or anyone you know is obsessed with gourmet cookies, you'll be thrilled with a new battle brewing in the Mitten.

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Crumbl causes an instant stir and obsession as soon as word gets out about new locations. It's because they're delicious and there's always something new to try.

Currently, they have around 20 locations in southern Michigan.

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But a new competitor is about to plow its way into the gourmet confection scene.

Cookie Battle Gets "Dirty"

Following the settlement of a lawsuit brought by Crumbl, anyone with a sweet tooth will notice Dirty Dough shops popping up all around the state and country.

Dirty Dough is Crumbl's official, direct competitor. The concepts are different, dough, though.

Dirty is known for stuffing its cookies with anything from chocolate, nougat, marshmallow, caramel or anything else that's sweet.

Dirty Dough only has one location in Michigan at the moment. That's just off I-94 & 23 Mile and Gration Ave (50944 Gratiot Ave, New Baltimore, MI 48051).

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That location is directly across the street from Crumbl in Chesterfield (the border is along 23 Mile).

Rapid Rise for Dirty Dough

According to Restaurant Business Online, the company is about to explode with growth.

In addition to the 55-plus units open currently, roughly 40 Dirty Dough franchise locations are under construction and another 250 signed agreements, with a total of 450 under development. - Gregg Majewski, CEO Craveworthy Brands

Craveworthy Brands owns several other restaurant concepts including BD's Mongolian Grill, Genghis Grill, Flat Top Grill, Wing It On, The Bud Long (southern chicken), Krafted Burger Bar + Tap, Soom Soom (Mediterranean), plus a few "virtual brands" or ghost kitchen concepts.

Please, sign us up for the cookie taste-test battles to come.

The Most Popular Fast Food Restaurants in Michigan

What are the most popular fast-food restaurants here in Michigan? If you're automatically assuming that the chain with the Golden Arches has the most locations, you're in for a shock.

As you take a look at the pics below, see if you can figure out which location we've featured. All pictures are from the greater Flint area, and we've left in just enough background for you to be able to make an educated guess.

The answers are below.

By the way, the ranking is based on the restaurants with the most locations in The Mitten, based on data from the Friendly City Lab at Georgia Tech. Their numbers are based on data compiled in 2021, so some numbers may have fluctuated since then.

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