Local cookie dough shop Doughp makes its debut on a national television show

SAN FRANCISCO – April 29, 2019 – You’re gonna need a bigger scoop! The San Francisco dessert scene just got more legit as local cookie dough company Doughp makes a special appearance on the popular ABC show “Shark Tank.” Bay Area cookie dough lovers can watch Doughp’s fearless leader and founder Kelsey Witherow make her “Shark Tank” debut and take on the Sharks with her sweet shop and even sweeter mission to bring awareness to mental health through scoops of edible cookie dough. “Shark Tank” sets the scene for aspiring entrepreneurs to share their ideas and secure deals with the most respected business moguls in the game. Set your televisions on Sunday, May 5 at 10 p.m. and see what happens when the Sharks get a little taste of Doughp cookie dough.

To celebrate, Doughp also debuts a new remix as a nod to the “Shark Tank” episode called Bite Me.  This dangerously delicious remix is made with fluffy cinnamon cookie dough dyed light blue with white chocolate ‘shark teeth’ swimming around. This flavor will be available starting today and throughout the month of May. The special flavor and the other hit remixes including Ride or Die, This S’mores is Hella Lit, and more are also available nationwide through www.goldbelly.com.  

“When I heard that “Shark Tank” was coming to San Francisco, I knew that I had to jump on this opportunity right away,” says founder Kelsey Witherow. “It doesn’t happen often a national television show hosts an open call in your city, but this was my one shot to get in front of these inspiring business leaders on my own and share with them how I started Doughp with a love for sweets and a mission to raise mental health awareness. I can’t wait for all my friends and family to see what happens when I take a dip into the Shark Tank!”

This exciting journey started when the show held an open call in Downtown San Francisco. Witherow and her Doughp team got in line starting at 6 a.m. and waiting almost three hours, giving her time to perfect her pitch and offer pointers to fellow entrepreneurs in line. After rounds of callbacks, Doughp was hand-selected by the producers to film an episode for the show’s tenth season in Los Angeles. Witherow received the exciting news in mid-September, one day after her three year anniversary of sobriety. “It all happened so fast, I couldn’t believe it,” continues Witherow. “One day I’m standing in front of the producers of the show, next thing you know, I’m driving down to Los Angeles and getting ready to film in front of The Sharks. It was surreal!”

Doughp is located on the second level of San Francisco’s famous Pier 39 and is open Sunday – Thursday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Friday – Saturday 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sports fans can also get their hands on edible cookie dough during all events held at Oracle Park at the Doughp Cookie Dough Pop-Up kiosk. Doughp’s flagship location is located on The Las Vegas Strip near PBR American Bar & Grill in the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino at 3663 S. Las Vegas Blvd. For more information, visit www.eatdoughp.com.

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, popular San Francisco storefront on Pier 39, a kiosk located in Oracle Park and nationwide shipping at www.goldbelly.com. Not only is Doughp sweet on the outside, but is sweet on the inside with its long-standing mission to bring attention and awareness 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. The company works closely with The Bread Project, a nonprofit kitchen and job training program that produces all of the delicious dough. Doughp was also featured on the ABC television show “Shark Tank” during its tenth season. For more information, visit www.eatdoughp.com. Connect with Doughp on social media by liking their Facebook page or by following @EatDoughp on Twitter and Instagram.