The baking world is becoming a new home for retired football players who played in Texas. Earlier this year, we profiled a duo of former University of Texas and NFL stars who opened their own Gigi’s Cupcakes franchise near Austin.
They will soon be joined by another former Texas football player. Charlie Williams, who played defensive back and special teams for the Super Bowl 30 champion Dallas Cowboys, is opening another baked goods franchise location in Texas. Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip is set to debut in the University of Texas at Arlington’s College Park Center on Tuesday, November 5.
Williams is running the franchise with his wife, Sharonda Williams. This is the duo’s first Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip location, and their second will open at the Shops at Broad in Mansfield, Texas in late November. The bakery-café will mark Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip’s 14th location in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, the 35th in Texas, and 122nd system-wide.
The Williams’ bakery-café will feature items such as classic cookies, Button Brownies, Little Bits of Trouble, Double Trouble, a Cup of Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies, muffins, cupcakes, fountain beverages, and ice cream sandwiches.
“My wife served 25 years in the corporate world, but she recently decided it was time to get out of that space, so we looked into franchising,” says Charlie Williams. “Sharonda stopped in a Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip location and fell in love with the cookies. We knew immediately that we wanted to own a location. We’re really excited to be café owners and we are looking forward to giving fans premium treats while they enjoy a game!”