Just desserts for the Yum Yum Tree restaurant

May 25, 2013 by  

The Yum Yum Tree Restaurant in Brighton recently announced that this year is the 25th in a row that the Restaurant Poll, conducted by the Daily Press & Argus every spring, has considered it the top restaurant in the category of Best Desserts.

Yum Yum Tree finished ahead of Grand Traverse Pie Co and Dairy Queen, which came in second and third respectively, to claim the top spot. No doubt the restaurant is using flyer printing and poster printing to let its customers know of this remarkable achievement across a quarter of a century of business.

The restaurant has been in operation for over 30 years and was purchased a year ago by Eric Wall and Allison Austin, who claim that the main attraction of the restaurant is its nostalgic and old-fashioned ambience that provides a feeling of comfort for many people. The booths, which are wooden and separated by curtain dividers, line the floor and the walls are covered with historic pictures of Brighton. Along a snaking loop overhead, a Union Pacific model train chugs away.

There are over 20 flavors of ice-cream on offer, which come from Minnesota-based dairy Kemps, and the restaurant can go through 200 gallons of ice-cream every week in the busy summer months. Although the Yum Yum Tree is a full-service restaurant with menu items for breakfast, lunch and dinner, it is the desserts that have brought fame to the restaurant, with Austin pointing out that the brownies and the Tollhouse Trolley Pie are especially popular.