TikTok star Angelo Bahu says viral success sweetened up ‘exponential growth’ for Yonutz
Yonutz dessert shop plans for ‘exponential growth’ after reaching TikTok fame: Angelo Bahu
Yonutz brand ambassador and TikTok star Angelo Bahu says a partner investment with original ‘Shark’ Kevin Harrington has made the expansion process ‘easier and quicker.’
Walk into the Yonutz dessert shop in Sunrise, Florida, and you might find brand ambassador Angelo Bahu making a TikTok for his more than 2.6 million followers.
By creating and sharing how he builds extravagant and extraordinary dessert concoctions, Bahu has helped the family-run business financially thrive while garnering a massive social media following.
"It's not hard to resonate with a brand that's just so amazing. We are the best dessert shop you'll ever find yourself walking into," Bahu said on "Mornings with Maria" Thursday. "We have donuts, ice cream, milkshakes, but what we're famous for is something called the Smash Donut, where we put ice cream in a donut and hot press it."
While Bahu works at the Florida flagship store, his TikTok popularity and promotion led to Yonutz opening two other locations in Boise, Idaho, and Las Vegas, Nevada. The business’ success even caught the eye of original "Shark" entrepreneur Kevin Harrington, who’s partnering with the dessert shop to have more than 30 locations up and running by the end of next year.
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"That's allowed this process to be just so much easier and quicker," Bahu said of the ‘Shark Tank’ alumn's investment. "And we have about three more locations opening by the end of this year, and we're expected to have 30 to 35 by the end of next year. And it's just exponential growth. It's so exciting to see."