Ahead of the winter debut of their Long Beach Nothing Bundt Cakes location (4680-B E Los Coyotes Diagonal), WNLA spoke with Bakery Owners Kyoung Park-Kim and Peter Kim to find out what drew the couple to the brand and where else they plan to pop up:
WNLA: How did you land on NBC for a franchising opportunity?
KK: We first tried Nothing Bundt Cakes almost ten years ago at the Valencia Nothing Bundt Cakes store. Both Peter and I thought the cake was the best cake we’d ever tasted. We fell in love with Nothing Bundt Cakes immediately and thought this would be a great business opportunity for us because we believed it was the best-tasting cake out there – we still do! It’s been eight years since we opened our first bakery in West Covina, CA, and we recently opened our second location in March in Palmdale, CA. The incoming Long Beach, CA location will be our third location.
WNLA: What was your background before this endeavor?
KK: We are franchisees for other brands but we wanted to add Nothing Bundt Cakes to our business portfolio because it seemed more exciting and the brand has withstood the test of time. Nothing Bundt Cakes has been around for a long time. The founders, Dena Tripp and Debbie Shwetz opened their first bakery in 1997 and it has grown to 500 bakeries nationwide and in Canada. We believe Nothing Bundt Cakes is here to stay and guests will continue to enjoy the cakes for many generations.
WNLA: Do you have plans to continue opening NBCs?
KK: We have signed a development agreement with Nothing Bundt Cakes and we plan to open in Downey at the end of December, Lancaster next year, Pico Rivera, Whittier, Norwalk, La Puente, and another location in Long Beach in the future.
WNLA: What will make your Long Beach location unique, and what do you hope to provide the city?
KK: Long Beach is currently an underserved area since people have mentioned they need to drive far for a Nothing Bundt Cakes store. We are excited to make it more convenient for people to pick up Nothing Bundt Cakes’ delicious [treats] and to help enhance their special occasions, birthdays, and holidays. We are also excited Nothing Bundt Cakes will be serving the diverse Long Beach community and we hope people will continue to spread the joy of Nothing Bundt Cakes.
WNLA: How did you land on the Los Coyotes Diagonal space and when exactly will the story open?
KK: Our commercial broker told us about this location. We thought it was a great spot. It has great synergy and visibility. We are expected to open in October or November depending on the permits and construction timeline.