From Red Lobster Feud to Charity: How John Oliver’s Challenge Helped Deising’s Bakery Succeed

Following Feud with John Oliver, Family Bakery Upgrades Kitchen Equipment

A family-owned bakery in the Hudson Valley, Deising’s Bakery, has recently received new kitchen equipment worth thousands of dollars thanks to a light-hearted feud with John Oliver. The comedian recreated his own version of Red Lobster to make the chain’s famous cheddar biscuits, surpassing another bidder in the process.

Eric Deising, the owner of the 59-year-old Deising’s Bakery in Kingston, had expressed interest in acquiring a flat-top oven and a convection oven through a sign he placed on the closed Red Lobster’s premises. Unfortunately, Oliver beat Deising to the equipment, leaving Deising a bit defeated. However, Oliver responded to the situation during his show, revealing that the donated Red Lobster equipment did not include the items Deising had requested originally.

In response to Oliver’s challenge, Deising started selling cakes bears with Oliver’s face on them, printed on edible paper. The cakes quickly became a hit, with approximately 100 being sold every hour at $8 apiece. In addition to being delicious treats for customers, these cakes also helped raise money for charity as all proceeds were donated to a local food pantry called People’s Place. Despite requests for shipping globally, they are only available in-store until Sunday.

The new kitchen equipment is set to be delivered to Deising’s Bakery on Thursday and will help them continue their charitable efforts while enjoying success with their popular cake bears. This unexpected turn of events has not only brought attention to their bakery but also inspired many people to give back and support their community through their favorite treats.

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