Image via Nothing Bundt Cake Facebook page
Written by Edward Smith
A cake franchisee is baking up two new locations for the Central Valley.
Known for its eponymous baked goods, Nothing Bundt Cakes will open in northwest Fresno and Visalia in the coming year, making access to the confectionary goods much easier
Co-owner Linda Stuve says the Visalia location will open between later this year or early 2020 at the southwest corner of Mooney Boulevard and Walnut Avenue in the Kohl’s shopping center.
“We have many people from Hanford, Lemoore, Visalia that come into our bakery in Clovis and we wanted to expand Nothing Bundt Cakes into that area,” Stuve said.
The 2,500 square foot location will employ about 25 people. Stuve has about 40 workers in Clovis.
Following that, the Fresno location will open mid-2020 in the El Paseo Shopping Center at Herndon and 99, near what will be Hobby Lobby. To start, the Fresno location will also employ about 25 people, but “if it’s anything like Clovis, I’m sure we’ll be increasing rather quickly,” Stuve said.
Stuve came to Fresno by way of the Bay Area. Her daughter had brought a cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes to a birthday and Stuve loved the flavor. She soon discovered the Fresno market did not have a franchise. After doing some research, she decided to open one in Clovis in 2015 with her daughter and son-in-law, Kaela and Mohit Yadav. Since his retirement from engineering, Stuve’s husband Kurt has also joined the ownership team.
Nothing Bundt Cakes does more than merely confections. They have serving packages that include candles, balloons, cards and “retail that can be wrapped with the cakes for gift giving,” Stuve said.
The franchise began in 1997 and now has more than 300 locations.