The Yum-Yum Snack Shop & Cafe Reveals How It Got Its Name

By B93.7

UPDATE: The Yum-Yum Snack Shop now offers inside dining options, as well as outside patio dining on its front porch, in the backyard, and in the Secret Garden. Reservations are not required, but, if you so desire, you can make one by calling 864-243-2111. The Yum-Yum Snack Shop is open Monday - Friday, 10 AM - 3 PM with a full menu.

COVID-19 has changed the way that we do so many things, like just going out to get a bite to eat, which has had a huge impact on our local restaurants, so Entercom Upstate, is donating this time to let you know who is #NowServing, like The Yum-Yum Snack Shop & Cafe!

The Yum-Yum Snack Shop and Cafe's Owner, Carol Gilley, says she is looking forward to welcoming you through the door soon to enjoy the sparkling clean and cozy mill-house cafe for home-baked goods, biscuits, muffins, sandwiches, pimento cheese and egg salad, and more local favorites! Drop by for made-to-order coffees and teas, and, oh, those, homemade desserts like, gooey brownies, pound cake, and lemon squares! Plus, there’s drive-up window for your convenience, or order take-out or delivery!

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!

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One of The Yum-Yum Snack Shop's first decisions was to choose a name - and that was easy. Years ago, when their three sons were young, they 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 a gem of a snack shop, but their wish has finally come true! They are extremely happy to be able to open their doors and welcome you to The Yum-Yum!

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