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‘Best Bakery in Fremont County’ teams up with junior football concession stand

Published: Sep. 29, 2020 at 10:51 PM CDT
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FREMONT COUNTY, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) -

A Riverton football team’s concession stand almost didn’t open at all this year, but when it did they had to increase prices to the next dollar because of the coin shortage. What happened next was a decision that turned out well for all parties involved. The Riverton Junior Football League decided to offer their customers a new take on game day food with a local flair.

When Sweet Surprises Gourmet Cupcakes owner Roni Roemmich was asked if she could help with the Junior Football concession stand, she rose to the occasion and has now been producing more hot dog buns for the stand every week.

Roemmich stated, “Brett just came to me and wanted to know if I knew how to make hot dog buns, and I said ‘Sure, why not?’ When he did, we really just started checking things out, and now it’s just grown exponentially.”

When Riverton Junior Football president Brett Watson was asked about the inspiration for the foodie fare he said, “How about a local hot dog bun, so we came up with what we call the Wolverine Dog and the Spartan Dog for RMS, and then most recently the Wrangler Dog with Bunk’s BBQ because their kids go to Shoshoni.”

Roemmich added, “Over the last three weeks, we’ve gone from making about 20 buns to now we’re up to 75 and he’s selling out on a regular basis which is great because then it helps the kids with all their football equipment, and people get some really great food. Brett’s a phenomenal cook, he comes up with some great ideas, I’m just glad to be part of it.”

Roemmich offers the buns at wholesale to the football program because she knows the benefit it’s providing to the children playing. Watson says the profits from the stand go back into football equipment for up to 200 kids.

Watson emphasized, “We keep our costs down, we’re probably the cheapest football league in the state, but it’s because of things like this. We raise money on the side, it takes the pressure off the parents to pay higher registration fees, so it’s worked great.”

“If they’re doing fund raisers I always try and help them any way that I can,” stated Roemmich. And this hot dog bun partnership isn’t the only reason that Sweet Surprises bakery has gotten a little more attention lately. They were also recently named the Best Bakery in Fremont County with the 1st annual ‘Fremont County’s Best of the Best awards.' "

The Sweet Surprises bakery is located on Main Street in Riverton, and has been open at its brick and mortar location for two and a half years. Before that the owner baked out of her home and sold her baked goods at farmer’s markets.

When asked her reaction to the award, Roemmich mentioned, “Well I was kind of surprised about being voted the best bakery in Fremont County. It’s a great honor, I’m glad that people appreciate everything that we do here. Just knowing that we make everything from scratch and that we give it our best effort every day, yeah, it’s kind of nice to be recognized.”

And even if you’re trying to avoid sweets or carbs, the bakery is offering healthy smoothie, salad, and soup options.

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