PIER 39 - It's an iconic tourist attraction of San Francisco and, in 2017, became the home of my first brick & mortar storefront. Only 6-months into business at the time, getting this storefront open was a passion-project from a hellbent entrepreneur who managed to go from keys-in-hand to open-for-biz in a record 19 days! I'd gathered an army of friends and family to strip wallpaper, hang signage, paint walls and move furniture. It was a wild ride and over the last 2 years we scooping up for hoards of your Spoonlicking souls; eager to get an insta-worthy shot in front of my "Legit Cookie Dough" wall!

This March we opened our new flagship store on the Las Vegas Strip and it's everything cookie dough dreams were made of. The future of Doughp is so bright, and we've decided to focus on growing our business in e-commerce (getting dough to your door, nationwide!) and through select retail outlets & partnerships (wholesale). I had to make the bittersweet decision to close down our PIER 39 storefront to refocus our efforts on these other exciting business opportunities.

It's not goodbye for good, it's just goodbye til you get your butt to our Vegas storefront or jump online to get a box delivered to your front door. :)




My Doughp storefront on PIER 39 was an epic undertaking that showed me

  • A small biz CAN get on PIER 39, not just big chains (Hi, Bubba Gump Shrimp!). I remember feeling shock & awe that I was on the phone with PIER 39 leasing - and then that they were so into my concept! ME?! Doughp?! Just pure bliss to feel like they'd give the 'little guy' a chance!
  • Doughp's in-store experience can bring friends & families together over raw dough & real conversation in an authentic way not often thought of with a standard dessert cafe. Recently sitting in the PIER storefront, I overheard a father & his son playing our 'Raw Truth Cards' game. "What are you most grateful for?", the dad asked. And the son said, "This cookie dough!" with a face full of our blue Cookie Monsta dough. #preach -- but a more serious note followed when the next card read "Name 3 things you love about yourself" and they both went on a quick journey of self-love.... all in a cookie dough shop. Who woulda thunk it.
  • You can do anything you put your mind to. As many of you know, after getting sober in 2015, I decided to shake up my life - leaving my safe tech career behind and setting off into the wild world of cookie dough. There was no roadmap, there was no transition plan easing me into the new 'role' - I just jumped and asked enough question until I (at least halfway) knew what I was doing. Don't listen to the "no's" and "you can't" - tell them to take a hike, and get after what you love. Passion and perseverance will take you exactly where you need to be.



Thanks for taking the time to read a little bit from me. I am so grateful to be on this journey. So grateful to hear from many of you about the impact our message has on you. I'm excited for what's ahead...

Come celebrate one last weekend at Pier 39, and receive 40% off cookie dough 8/9-8/11 by saying "The Pier was Doughp!" at checkout.

It's a Doughp day in San Francisco, and all around the world. Get after it.


Kelsey
Founder & Fearless Leader
Doughp



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Aug. 9, 2019
Doughp Goes Digital in the Bay Area and Says Farewell to PIER 39 Storefront
At checkout, say ‘The PIER was Doughp!’ and receive 40 percent off through the weekend

Who

PIER 39 - It's an iconic tourist attraction of San Francisco and, in 2017, became the home of my first brick & mortar storefront. Only 6-months into business at the time, getting this storefront open was a passion-project from a hellbent entrepreneur who managed to go from keys-in-hand to open-for-biz in a record 19 days! I'd gathered an army of friends and family to strip wallpaper, hang signage, paint walls and move furniture. It was a wild ride and over the last 2 years we scooping up for hoards of your Spoonlicking souls; eager to get an insta-worthy shot in front of my "Legit Cookie Dough" wall!

This March we opened our new flagship store on the Las Vegas Strip and it's everything cookie dough dreams were made of. The future of Doughp is so bright, and we've decided to focus on growing our business in e-commerce (getting dough to your door, nationwide!) and through select retail outlets & partnerships (wholesale). I had to make the bittersweet decision to close down our PIER 39 storefront to refocus our efforts on these other exciting business opportunities.

It's not goodbye for good, it's just goodbye til you get your butt to our Vegas storefront or jump online to get a box delivered to your front door. :)

WHAT:

Clear some space in the fridge and come stock up on Doughp as cookie dough is 40 percent off Aug. 8-11 at the Pier 39 location only – just whisper ‘The PIER was Doughp’ at checkout.

Spoonlickers can visit www.eatdoughp.com/ship-it to find special flavors and packs that can only be purchased online and shipped nationwide. The Cookie Dough-It-Yourself Box includes six mini jars of blonde dough with a variety of toppings - a great way to get everyone involved at a party mixing toppings into cookie dough and creating their own sweet treat. It comes with their classic, indulgent blonde dough – or, for the first time ever, you can order it with “GLUTEN-HATER,” a cookie dough made as a gluten-free, sugar-free and low carb alternative! Retail items such as hats, spoons and t-shirts are also available online.

WHEN:

Thursday, Aug. 8 – Sunday, Aug. 11
10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

where:

PIER 39
Level Two
San Francisco, Calif. 94133

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Bay Area fans can still dig into delicious cookie dough by picking up a jar at Hilton Union Square, Firepie Pizza in the Mission District and just before takeoff at Napa Farms Market in the San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 2.

ABOUT DOUGHP

Serving up nostalgia with every scoop and curating dope moments of self-love, Doughp – the legit cookie dough company, burst onto the dessert scene in 2017 in San Francisco. After a journey in self-discovery and sobriety, founder Kelsey Witherow renewed her love for baking and inadvertently created an amazing edible cookie dough recipe from scratch that can be enjoyed either raw or heated. Doughp continues to take the world by storm with its flagship location on the famed Las Vegas Strip and nationwide shipping through www.doughp.com. Not only is Doughp sweet on the outside, but is sweet on the inside with its long-standing mission to bring attention andawareness to mental health and substance abuse issues with raw truth – with Doughp4Hope, a national campaign giving back to the community by prioritizing mental health for employees and guest alike. For more information, visit www.doughp.com. Connect with Doughp on social media by liking their Facebook page or by following @EatDoughp on Twitter and Instagram.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Michelle Wilmoth / Nicole Munoz
PR Plus
702-696-1999
michelle@prpluslv.com / nicole@prpluslv.com