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What sweeter news can be delivered on National Donut Day than the most out-of-this-world, over-the-top dessert experience coming to Las Vegas?
Yonutz is bringing its famous fantastical donuts and ice cream to Centennial Hills. Get ready for SMASH donuts that are stuffed with ice cream, smashed, and hot-pressed with toppings that will astound the palette.
The outrageously vibrant and joyful donut shop smashed into the world like a comet, catching the attention of Shark Tank entrepreneur and original shark Kevin Harrington, who has partnered with Yonutz founder and CEO Tony Bahu to work on the company’s grand expansion plans. The future is fabulously bright for this donut and ice cream shop, whose original location in Sunrise Florida was featured on CNN’s Great Big Story and named The Best Dessert Shop in South Florida. The two-time winner of “Dessert Wars,” the largest dessert festival in America, will begin its expansion in Las Vegas and Southern Utah.
“Yonutz, and Las Vegas, are both bigger than life,” said Jordan Leach, Yonutz area developer and master franchisee, in a press release. “We are thrilled to bring this incredible, over-the-top dessert destination to Las Vegas in Centennial Hills and introduce Yonutz’s fantastical creations to donut and ice cream lovers throughout the valley.”
Leach, who grew up in the northwest neighborhood, told What Now Las Vegas that Centennial Hills is home and that everything seemed to fall into place last year when a vacancy opened up in the area. The donut and ice cream shop will settle into the 1,500-square-foot space at 5765 Centennial Center Boulevard, located just off US-95 and Ann Road. The shop’s interior design will mirror its signature desserts with colorful walls and “imaginative eye-catching” attractions. Yonutz will be furnished with about ten tabletops, lounge chairs, and a sofa.
The menu will include award-winning treats like Unicorn SMASH Donut, stuffed with candy ice cream, smashed and hot-pressed, topped with cotton candy bites and sparkly unicorn glitter; Birthday Cake SMASH Milkshake, prepared with birthday cake ice cream, ‘birthday Oreos’ and topped with a mini donut; and–Leach’s favorite–Nutella Crunch SMASH Donut, a fluffy donut stuffed with cookie dough ice cream, smashed and hot-pressed, topped with Oreos, cereal crunch and Nutella drizzle.
The dessert parade doesn’t end there. Yonutz will also serve extravagant ice cream flavors including Yo Captain My Captain, Yo-Yo-Oreo and Yo-Nicorn; icing-sprinkle-cereal-topped donuts; donut decorating kits; and a secret menu available for VIPS.
Soon you will be able to step into your wildest sugar-coated dreams. Yonutz will open this July and operate from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.