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!
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.
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.
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.