Nothing Bundt Cakes has announced that it is celebrating the opening of its 500th bakery, located in Shawnee, Kansas, as the brand continues its rapid expansion.

The Dallas-based company started in a home kitchen in 1997 and has grown to the nation’s largest specialty cake company with locations throughout 43 states and Canada. Yelp recently named Nothing Bundt Cakes as its 2023 No. 2 Most Loved Brand.

“Our growth is built upon our commitment to baking the finest, most delicious Bundt Cakes and partnering with passionate bakery owners who have an unwavering commitment to our guests,” says Nothing Bundt Cakes chief development officer Chris Tarrant. “The bakery owners in our growing network have become integral members of their communities, bringing joy and connecting with guests as they celebrate special occasions and everyday moments with us.”

Nothing Bundt Cakes opened 51 bakeries in 2022 and has plans to open 110 by the end of 2023.

“We congratulate multi-unit franchisees Jim, Bev and Alex Edwards in Shawnee for opening our milestone 500th bakery,” Tarrant says. “It’s an important time for our brand as we continue to ‘Bring the Joy’ to more and more communities across the nation and in Canada.”