Many Thanks - The Yum-Yum Snack Shop & Cafe


Many folks have helped bring The Yum-Yum Snack Shop to life.  Whether it was by rolling up their sleeves, making suggestions, offering feedback, or just cheering us on, it was definitely a team effort.  And then many have added their special touches to the shop since opening.

So we would like to specially recognize and thank all those who have made The Yum-Yum more than simply an idea.  Please take a look below – you just might find your name there!

~ All our Fork Shoals friends & neighbors – for their ongoing enthusiasm, support, and ideas
~ Durant Ashmore of Durant Ashmore Landscape Nursery – for his support & bringing exposure to the community
~ Elizabeth Tatum Bigham of Art by Happy – for her beautiful painting of our backyard setting
~ Brett at Smoothie King on Pleasantburg & Laurens Roads – for his business advice
BSC Construction – for stepping in to finish the renovation
~ Cheryl Borum, CPA – for her accounting advice
~ Ed Burns of Ed Burns Heating & Air – for his prompt response to our heating unit emergency
~ Charity at Downtown Coffee House & Wine Bar in Mauldin – for her business advice
~ Kathy Crawford at The Hallmark Store in Simpsonville – for her hiring advice
~ Elizabeth Ann at The Country Store at Vaughn’s in Simpsonville – for her interest & assistance
~ Esther at The Gallery of Lighting in Greenville – for her fixture help
~ Bill Ford of State Farm Insurance – for assisting with insurance details
~ Lee Gilley (aka Mustard) – for his inspiration, encouragement, and advice
~ Matthew (aka Ike) & Cristin Gilley – for their inspiration, encouragement, and feedback
~ Patrick (aka Mike) & Syrah Gilley – for their inspiration, encouragement, and suggestions
Gretchen’s ABS Cakes & Café in Mauldin – for their baking tips as well as generosity in loaning us supplies
~ Robert Howarth – for selling us the mill house
~ Shannon Hudgeons at Coffee & Crema in Greenville – for his business advice
~ Gloria Hughey, The Fork Shoals Flower Lady – for always donating gorgeous flower arrangements from her garden for our tables
~ Jack Jarrett of Spartan Security Systems – for installing the alarm & surveillance systems
~ Carolyn Joy of The Little Cafe in the Corner in Piedmont – for her business perspective
~ Connie Jud at The Bakery Off Augusta in Greenville – for her business advice
~ Sherry Kelly of Java Fix Coffee House in Greenville – for her business advice
~ Robert Key of Mr. Key Locksmith – for changing our locks
~ Mike Koby of Moonville Signs – for making our signs
~ B. J. Laurence of Friction Products – for his business advice, encouragement, and offerings
~ Louise at GT’s Grill – for her business advice
~ Caroline Mahaffey of Richardson Realty – for handling the house sale
~ “Mac” McColm of Terrado Coffees – for his Brazilian coffee service
~ Ron Paris of Paris Construction – for the commercial septic system, grading, and suggestions
~ Frances Puckett – for her inspirational quotes for “Words for the Week”
~ Col. Joe Quinn of the United Veterans Association – for selling us the lot
~ Jack Rodgers – for leading the demolition & starting the renovation
~ Jimmy Rodgers – for helping with the demolition & starting the renovation
~ Mike Rodgers – for helping with the demolition & starting the renovation
~ Angie Rollins of Artistic Cutters in Greenville – for her business & creative advice
~ Angie & Mike Royals of The Electric Leopard Coffee Co. in Anderson – for their business advice
~ Marianne Sipe – for her creative & promotional suggestions
~ William E. Smith, Attorney at Law – for his legal help
~ Dawn & Aubrey Stevenson at Coffee to a Tea in Greenville – for their business advice
~ Joel Stoudenmire of Nexsen Pruet – for his legal work and advice
~ Tim Taylor – for the commercial refrigerator
~ Kim Templeton of State Farm Insurance – for insurance coverage and guidance
~ Louise Thompson – for her heads up that a lot was for sale in Fork Shoals
~ Ernest Trammell – for trimming overgrown trees
~ Kathy Varadi of The Greenville Rec District – for her interest and suggestions
~ Angie Waylett of ReStyle Your Home – for her treasures, business advice & support
~ Yvonne at Starbucks in Target in Simpsonville – for her business advice