Washington, J. (2021, August 18). Tiktok Star Larray to launch Virtual Mac & Cheese Restaurant. Seventeen. Retrieved October 6, 2021, from https://www.seventeen.com/celebrity/a37338342/tiktok-star-larray-virtual-restaurant/.
There’s a new business venture on the horizon for TikTok star Larray . The 23-year-old is launching a virtual restaurant called Larray’s Loaded Mac.
A far cry from the traditional mac and cheese you’re used to, Larray’s Loaded Mac will feature seven unconventional flavors. “That Girl,” a pizza-inspired option, and “Feelin’ Riskey,” a pulled pork, Fritos, onions, barbecue sauce, and cheese blend, are two examples of the heat Larray is bringing with his bold new branded menu.
He spilled the tea on the new restaurant during an interview with Insider. ” What inspired me to launch it was my grandmother [who] makes mac and cheese like crazy,” Larray explained. “It’s something that ran in the family.”
A unique menu isn’t the only unconventional thing Larray’s Loaded Mac boasts. Hungry patrons won’t be able to partake in in-person dining. The brand’s website lists several delivery apps, including DoorDash, Grubhub, and Postmates, which will carry the online menu in over 25 cities across the U.S.
With 24 million TikTok followers and 8.5 million on YouTube, Larray is in pretty good company. He now joins the likes of YouTube creator MrBeast, who launched a burger chain in December 2020, and TikToker Dylan Lemay, who revealed plans for a New York-based ice cream shop in August 2021.
Stapleton, S. (2021, September 28). ‘Cake Boss’ Buddy Valastro gets in on the ghost kitchen game with cake slices for delivery only. Eater Vegas. Retrieved October 1, 2021, from https://vegas.eater.com/2021/9/28/22698461/cake-boss-buddy-valastro-ghost-kitchen-cake-slices-delivery-only.
Cake Boss Buddy Valastro goes virtual with a new partnership with Robert Earl’s Virtual Dining Concepts. Now diners can order Valastro’s over-the-top cakes delivered right to their doorstep. The chef behind Buddy V’s Ristorante and Carlo’s Bake Shop at the Palazzo and PizzaCake at Harrah’s Las Vegas now has Buddy V’s Cake Slice, serving his most popular cake flavors for the new delivery-only brand. To start, Buddy V’s Cake Slice will feature confetti, vanilla rainbow, fudge, red velvet, and black and white fudge with more flavors to come.
Valastro packages the slices individually at Carlo’s Bake Shop after they are quickly frozen to maintain freshness. The cake slices are distributed to restaurants across the country and made available for online orders through the website, third-party delivery carriers, and his app available for download from the Apple Store or Google Play. Slices are delivered for $8.95 each from Buca di Beppo locations on East Flamingo Road and West Lake Mead Boulevard.
Virtual Dining Concepts and Earl already have ghost kitchens with Guy Fieri and his Flavortown Chicken, rapper Tyga and his chicken bites, deejay Pauly D and his Pauly D’s Italian Subs, and singer Mariah Carey and her cookies, among others.
Amick, B. (2021, September 28). Buddy Valastro Launches Virtual cake slice brand. Bake Magazine. Retrieved October 3, 2021, from https://www.bakemag.com/articles/15227-buddy-valastro-launches-virtual-cake-slice-brand.
Renowned baker and television personality “Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro has announced that he is launching his own virtual brand, Buddy V’s Cake Slice, in partnership with Virtual Dining Concepts.
Valastro, proprietor of Carlo’s Bakery and star of numerous hit shows on TLC, has selected his most popular cake flavors for the new delivery-only brand. To start, Buddy V’s Cake Slice will feature five choices: Confetti, Vanilla Rainbow, Fudge, Red Velvet and Black and White Fudge with more flavors to follow.