Get ready, Orlando residents! The Dolly Llama is coming to town, and they’re bringing their famous waffles and artisanal ice cream with them. The Dolly Llama is a modern dessert shop that offers hand-crafted waffles and ice cream in a fun and hip environment. The success of the brand can be attributed to their innovative and artisanal menu, as well as the unique experience of visiting a Dolly Llama location.
The Dolly Llama was founded by Eric Shomof, who had a vision of creating a modern dessert shop that offered authentic European flavors and techniques. The Dolly Llama currently has six locations in Los Angeles, Dallas, Jacksonville, and Las Vegas, and they are now bringing their unique concept to Winter Garden.
“Winter Garden is the perfect city for The Dolly Llama to thrive because of its suburban population and its pleasant young professional and family atmosphere,” said Shomof. “Having gotten to know Amit and Sabina and their hardworking partnership, there is no doubt that the couple will bring in the local crowd, and with the location being nearby the popular destination city of Orlando, we anticipate The Dolly Llama attracting those visitors as well!”
The Dolly Llama’s grand opening celebration will take place on Saturday, January 7th at the Winter Garden Village Shopping Mall. The first 100 guests will receive a free Dolly Llama swag bag, and there will be plenty of branded merchandise and giveaways to go around. The Dolly Llama’s aesthetic is insta-worthy, with eye-catching signage, their iconic llama, and “wanted” llama prints along the walls.
“We are very excited to open in just a few weeks and offer The Dolly Llama’s famed waffles and ice cream delights to the Winter Garden and greater Orlando community,” said Sabina and Amit Maini, co-franchisees of The Dolly Llama Winter Garden. “We fell in love with The Dolly Llama after visiting a cousin who lives in Los Angeles, and we happened upon the shop in Koreatown. The name is catchy, and the menu is fun, so it immediately prompted us to look into opportunities with the brand.”
The Dolly Llama’s menu offers two unique waffle styles – the OG Liege Waffle and the Bubble Waffle. The Bubble Waffle is prepared with a special batter that produces a unique crispy and custard-like texture. These waffles are the base of their “Top Picks” waffle and ice cream desserts, ice cream waffle sandwiches, and a “Build Your Own” menu where customers can top their waffles with unlimited toppings. Signature Shakes are another brand staple.
The Dolly Llama is excited to bring their unique concept to Winter Garden, and they can’t wait to celebrate their grand opening with the community. Don’t miss out on this sweet opportunity to try The Dolly Llama’s famous waffles and ice cream delights. See you there!