June 9 – Jack Long and Roger Dalton

On the June 9th edition of PlayMakers Talk Show, our guests were Jack Long  – President & CEO of Cookies by Design and Roger Dalton –  Founder & President of the Dalton Gang Inc./Subway Regional Office

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Jack Long, President & CEO – Cookies by Design

Jack Long is President & CEO of Cookies by Design, which provide customers with freshly baked, hand-decorated and personalized cookie gifts, averaging around $50 per cookie bouquet or basket. The company has 100 locations across the country, including four corporate shops and 96 franchises, which include six shops in the DFW area.  They have just signed agreements to go International in South America, Mexico and Canada.

Cookies by Design also has two corporately owned giving Centers in Dallas and Los Angeles that ship products than cannot be hand delivered.

Jack Long came to the United States from Great Britain in 2005 after having started a communications company that was later purchased by MCI.  He bought a Cookies by Design franchise in Fort Myers, Florida and became CEO and President in 2011 directing 60 people while continuing to commute most weeks between Florida and Dallas.

Phone: 1-855-Cookies


Roger L. Dalton, Founder/President – the Dalton Gang Inc./Subway Regional Office

Roger L. Dalton is the Founder/President of the Dalton Gang Inc., a company he founded 28 years ago that exclusively acts as the Development Agent/Regional Office for Subway Sandwiches in the Dallas, East Texas and N.W. Louisiana areas.

The number of stores in his area has grown from his first Subway Restaurant in Longview, Texas opened in 1986 to 432 Subway Restaurants today. For the last 10 years Roger has served on Subway’s National Strategic Planning Committee and the System Advisory Council.

Prior to the Dalton Gang Inc., Roger spent 11 years with Fleetwood Enterprises, a motor home, travel trailer and mobile home company, as a Purchasing/Materials Manager with assignments in California, Pennsylvania, Ottawa, Canada and Longview, Texas. He has had the honor to Chair numerous church committees and currently serves as a board member with Bridge Builders Intl. a faith based organization working with the Baltic country of Latvia.

Roger is one of the founders and serves on the board of the D.A. Opportunity Fund, a real estate investment fund begun 4 years ago with 40 fellow Development Agents from around the U.S. Roger has three adult children with his wife Sue, twelve grandchildren and ‘one on the way’. The Dalton Gang Inc. is based in Richardson, Texas and the Dalton’s reside in Parker, Texas.

Phone: (972) 644-3986


2013-06-04 11.04.00Jack Long, Host Steve A Klein, Roger Dalton