DOUGHP (think, “that’s dope”), San Francisco’s first cookie dough bar, will soon celebrate their one year anniversary! On 4/20 last year, one cookie-dough-lovin’ woman gave SF their first taste of this once forbidden treat and has dished it up at events across the Bay Area, finally opening a physical retail location on SF’s famous PIER 39 earlier this year.
Owner and self-proclaimed cookie dough enthusiast, Kelsey Witherow, ditched a 10-year high tech career to follow her sweet tooth. After getting sober in 2015, her nights & weekends were often spent hunting for a sweet treat (instead of hitting the bars) and she quickly noticed a gap in San Francisco’s dessert market. She set out to make a fun brand that millennials like her could relate to - but with a nostalgic dessert that people of all ages enjoy.
As many remember, cookie dough is something often enjoyed in private - a guilty pleasure of sorts that our parents warned us against as children. Well, DOUGHP makes for a more guilt-free experience as they heat treat their flour and use an egg replacement, making this raw cookie dough safe to consume. Customers can dive right into a scoop (or two, or three) and finish it off with a variety of toppings and sauces for a wild dessert experience.
This woman-run business is also setting out to do good with their recent success. All dough is made at The Bread Project (TBP), a non-profit who provide training, job assistance, and support to low-income individuals in Berkeley. DOUGHP cookie dough is now one of TBP’s largest customers - together they have mixed up more than 18,000 pounds of cookie dough.
DOUGHP’s birthday on April 20th will also kick off the next big step for this budding food business! They will be launching a PieShell campaign to raise money for a DOUGHP road trip along the West Coast. A birthday celebration will take place on Friday night with single scoops discounted to $4.20 and other freebies for donating to their campaign.
What’s ahead for DOUGHP? By the end of the year, Witherow also hopes to open new retail locations in LA and Las Vegas.
Any press inquiries can be directed to the owner, Kelsey Witherow at firstname.lastname@example.org or her executive sidekick, email@example.com.
Want to try this tasty treat for yourself? Stop by our store at Pier 39 (2nd Level) or send a catering request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get the scoop from the owner, Kelsey.
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