Industry News | August 11, 2014

FL-Based Fro-Yo Shop Serves Rhino Doughnuts, Coffee Treats

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With one location open and four more soon to launch, Rhino Doughnuts & Coffee has inked a deal with its first South Florida retailer. As of Thursday, July 31, YoNutz, located in Sunrise, Florida, now exclusively sells Rhino’s chef-made doughnuts, muffins, and pastries. YoNutz owners Emilio and Sarah Freire and Sophie and Ahmed Amer approached Rhino after tasting the sizeable, chef-made doughnuts at Rhino’s Lauderdale-by-the-Sea location in Florida.

“We’re flattered and excited about this great partnership with YoNutz,” says Rhino co-owner Athan Prakas. “It’s a great shop, and we know their customers will love Rhino’s creative, chef-made doughnuts.”

“It’s nice when fellow shop owners recognize quality,” adds co-owner Davin Tran. “We’re looking forward to more strategic alliances like this in the future.”

YoNutz, which opened only a month ago, now features Rhino’s line up of signature doughnuts. Guests will now be able to choose from flavors including Maple Bacon, Miami Crème, S’mores, Pistachio, and Peanut Butter & Jelly. Rhino’s executive pastry chef Keith Freiman, formerly pastry chef for Smith & Wollensky and the Boca Raton Resort & Club, uses a secret dough recipe to make doughnuts on a daily basis in Rhino’s commissary and doughnut factory in Sunrise. All glazes and fillings are made from scratch daily.

“Our decision to create an alliance with Rhino Doughnuts & Coffee stems from the fact that they follow our same philosophy of using the freshest, homemade ingredients with no preservatives,” says YoNutz co-owner Emilio Freire. “In addition to gourmet doughnuts, we now offer a number of sweet pastries prepared fresh daily.” 

Rhino pastries available at YoNutz include muffins, cinnamon buns, pecan buns, and apple fritters, and customers may also opt to enjoy a YoNutz in a cup. Guests choose a Rhino doughnut, its then placed it in a YoNutz fro-yo cup, and topped off with YoNutz’s soft-serve ice cream or frozen yogurt.

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