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South Florida ‘Dessert Wars’ Favorite Yonutz Expands Nationally With New Franchise Opportunity | Best of South Florida

ByStephanie M. Akbar

Apr 17, 2022


Photo courtesy of Yonutz

Yonutzthe famous local donut and ice cream restaurant and two-time Dessert Wars winner, will soon embark on a nationwide franchise expansion.

The creators of the viral SMASH Donuts are preparing to open seven new locations by the end of 2022, with more than 20 locations across the country over the next few years. The brand currently has two locations in Sunrise and Las Vegas.

Setting a higher standard for dessert shops across the United States, the signature SMASH Donut is one of a kind, featuring a fluffy homemade donut stuffed with ice cream, crushed and hot-pressed, and topped with candy pieces or cookies. .

Tony and Jennifer Bahu, who created the award-winning candy concept and made it into the brand of fantastic desserts, are thrilled to share this concept with their fans nationwide. Their Instagram page captivates fans from coast to coast and around the world. The creative franchise also caught the eye of Yonutz Partner, Kevin Harrington, a former “Shark” on NBC’s hit show, “Shark Tank.” For more information on franchising with Yonutz, visit yonutz.com/franchising.

According to Tony Bahu, CEO and Founder of Yonutz, the goal is to bring its elaborate desserts to more cities across America, with many franchise openings in Orem, UT; Sandy, UT; Boise, ID; Oklahoma City; Greenwood, CO; two locations in Houston; and many other booming cities across the country.

“With our immersive atmosphere, colorful packaging, and exceptional customer service, we will continue to deliver a fantastic experience for dessert lovers everywhere and allow fans across the United States to participate in the Yonutz experience,” said said Bahu. news break.

After a complete renovation at Yonutz’s flagship Sunrise location, all current storefronts and new franchise locations will reflect the refreshed and innovative space displaying Yonutz’s new logo and signage, custom murals, branding Instagram-worthy neon lights, colorful counters, and revamped bar areas with extra seating.


Photo courtesy of Yonutz

Upon entering Yonutz, guests will be transported to a whimsical dessert wonderland complete with an Instagrammable photo wall featuring a “SMASH THE ORDINARY” neon sign. The dining rooms will be filled with a custom Neverland-themed mural and a SMASH Donut wall that explains how to make a one-of-a-kind SMASH Donut dessert.

Counters will feature endless donuts and gourmet treats for customers to choose from and high definition TV screens will display the amazing SMASH products to tease your senses. In addition to the immersive experience, guests of all ages will have front-row access to watch the talented team members create outlandish recipes that come to life. Yonutz fans can even take home a piece of their favorite dessert shop with on-trend products and vibrant multi-colored packaging.

Dessert lovers will enjoy Yonutz’s original and signature SMASH donuts, such as the Nutella Crunch SMASH donut, a soft donut filled with crushed and hot-pressed cookie dough ice cream, topped with Oreos, crunchy cereal and a drizzle of Nutella; the unique Miami SMASH Donut, with South Florida flavors and stuffed with dulce de leche ice cream, Maria Cookies, white chocolate chips and a drizzle of guava; and the Birthday Cake SMASH Milkshake, made with birthday cake ice cream, mixed with a mini donut, birthday Oreos, and topped with another mini donut.

The dessert rush doesn’t stop there. Dozens of fresh creations of mini and large gourmet donuts are also available, including mouth-watering flavors such as Apple Pie, Big Birthday, Boston Cream, Deluxe Berry Bang Crunch, and Peanut Butter & Jelly. Yonutz also serves a “secret menu”, available only to those who join Yonutz’s free VIP club by registering online at yonutz.com. The secret menu features exclusive SMASH donuts and milkshakes that cannot be found on the main menu.

Yonutz Sunrise is located at Gateway At Sawgrass at 121 NW 136th Ave., Sunrise. The restaurant is open Sunday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Takeout is available through UberEats, DoorDash, Postmates, GrubHub or by contacting the store directly at 954-846-1115.

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