How we came to be

"Where friends get together in Fork Shoals"




Ever since moving to the Fork Shoals community in 1986, we have enjoyed doing what we can for this special corner of Greenville County. Our latest desire was to bring a long-simmering idea to light: open a small snack shop where folks can gather for a little bite...and a lot of friendly community spirit. And what better place to do that but in a historic mill house that needed some TLC!

One of our first decisions was to choose a name - and that was easy. Years ago when our three sons were young, we would spin bedtime stories for them. They were on-going tales that featured three brothers (of course) who were named "Ike," "Mike," and "Mustard." During one "chapter," the boys started a business. Believe it or not, it was a small snack shop! And yes, they called it "The Yum-Yum Snack Shop!"

So what started as a mere children's story has - very unintentionally - become a bit of reality in Fork Shoals. Even touches of "Ike," "Mike," and "Mustard" live on in the shop today.

There were many hurdles to cross to turn this faded mill house into an inviting café, but our wish has finally come true! We are extremely happy to be able to open our doors and welcome you to The Yum-Yum!


Each brother in the story has a room dedicated to him in the shop LLC