Sweet Story: Like A Nurse & Pilot In A Candy Store

Robin and Carl Mennie opened River Street Sweets-Savannah’s Candy Kitchen in Asbury Park, NJ on July 2, 2020. It’s an amazing shop filled with freshly-made pralines, rice krispie treats, loggerheads, chocolate covered pretzels and more – basically any sweet item you could ever want.

This franchise business is a leap for both of them. Robin worked for 20+ years as a nurse practitioner with a specialty in cardiology. Carl was – and still is – a pilot with American Airlines working mostly on international flights. The business is really a family affair with all four of their children helping in the operation.

It’s a sweet story but it’s certainly not an overnight success. It took over three years from their first meeting with the Strickland Family, the owners of River Street Sweets-Savannah’s Candy Kitchen, before the sale of their first praline in Asbury Park. And, of course, they had the challenge of opening a new store in the middle of a pandemic.

Click the link to learn more about the company. And if you find yourself in Asbury Park, NJ, I hope you’ll give Robin and Carl a visit. And you’ll feel “like a kid in a candy store.”

Special thanks to my friend Paul Kaplan for suggesting this story.