Hampton Virginia As Seen on TV with Guy Fieri

Hampton Businesses As Seen On TV

Whether you get your cooking inspiration from Food Network, business ideas from Shark Tank or shopping fix from QVC, odds are you’ve seen Hampton-based brands on TV! When your day of meetings is over, come see for yourself that these TV stars are the real deal:

Scratch Bakery

Craving something sweet? Don’t miss the delectable treats at Scratch Bakery, whose owner Lashonda Sanford competed in Food Network’s “Holiday Baking Championship” in 2020. What began as a home-based business has now turned into two brick-and-mortar locations on Virginia’s peninsula. Whatever you decide to try at Scratch, you’ll get a taste of what earned Sanford a spot on the big screen! 

Graham & Rollins Seafood

When in Hampton, trying crab from the Chesapeake Bay is a must. Graham & Rollins Seafood is a local, fourth-generation, family-ran business, and for over 75 years they have maintained a reputation as one of the largest — and best — crab processors on the East Coast.

Once you get a taste of their crab cakes or imperial crab dip, you’ll be hooked… but don’t worry! Their Old Point Comfort brand of crab meat is sold all over the country and appears regularly on QVC

Graham & Rollins Seafood and Amory Seafood were also seen on Outdoor Channel’s ‘The Fishmonger on the ‘Blue Cats & Blue Crabs’ episode (2023) where they were able to discuss the highly invasive blue catfish and its negative impact on the blue crab population.

Mango Mangeaux

Do you ever wonder how entrepreneurs who step into the ‘Shark Tank’, only to get belittled by Mr. Wonderful and Mark Cuban, fare in the end? Hampton’s own ‘Mango Ladies’, who appeared on the show in 2016, are faring more than well, even without the Sharks’ backing.

Lakesha Brown-Renfro, Nzinga Teule-Hekima and Tanecia Willis are behind Simply Panache Group, which operates a spa, boutique hotel, event venue and the Mango Mangeaux restaurant – inspired by the success of the women’s mango preserves.

The famous preserves have sold out five times on QVC and provide a unique, delicious flare to many of the creole dishes at Mango Mangeaux. This orange-decorated, Parisian looking restaurant should top your bucket list the next time you meet in Hampton!

Guy Fieri’s Pizza Parlor

In 2019 Chef, restaurateur, author and TV host Guy Fieri opened Guy Fieri’s Pizza Parlor, and folks were ecstatic when he came in-person:

When interviewed on why he likes the Tidewater region so much, Guy Fieri said, “It’s a great part of the country. Beautiful weather, the Atlantic, what’s not to like? There’s a great diversity that a lot of folks don’t know about.” (Source: The Virginia Pilot)

This is Guy Fieri’s Pizza Parlor’s first location. It pulls from Guy’s strong Italian heritage and offers a variety of artisanal pizza’s created by Fieri using house-made dough and sauce. Located at Power Plant Hampton Roads, a high-energy retail, dining and entertainment district.

Fuller’s Raw Bar

Fuller’s Raw Bar may not have made a TV appearance, but they are celebrities in our eyes. Having recycled more oyster shells than any other member of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, they have earned local acclaim and bragging rights for helping keep Hampton’s waterways clean! Pay them a visit, try fresh oysters cooked any way you like, and you’ll see why we love them, too.