Since a back injury prevented Brian Zoubek from playing in the NBA, he’s moved onto his second love: cream puffs.
You got a problem with that? If you did, it’s not likely you would tell him to his face. For starters, you would likely have to stand on a ladder to do it. Zoubek is 7-foot-1 and weighs about 265 pounds. He was a standout at Duke and went out a winner, when the Blue Devils beat Butler for an NCAA basketball championship in 2010.
More info about the business is here.
After Brian left basketball, he worked at a mobile app startup in New York City with some friends from Duke. A couple of months passed and he realized it wasnâ€™t working out.
â€œI found out that I couldnâ€™t sit in front of a computer screen for 8-10 hours a day,â€ he chuckled. At 7â€™1â€™â€™ tall, I can understand why.
But working in New York had positive results, because Brian, a self-proclaimed foodie, found the food culture in New York inspiring. His thoughts kept drifting to a shop he frequented throughout high school that made a unique version of cream puffs. Seeing everyone carrying bags by Baked by Melissa, a boutique cupcake shop which now has several locations in the city, it all came together for Brian: he knew he wanted to start a cream puffs shop.
Thanks for the link Joel!