John Pippin, ’04

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John Pippin, ’04, is a visionary entrepreneur with an affinity for his alma mater—and a knack for pairing craft beers with donuts.

After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in business, John entered corporate America. Ten years later, he and his wife Shelley decided to take a risk for love—the love of donuts, craft beer and Cleveland, that is. They opened Brewnuts in 2013, the first donut bar in the country serving craft beer-based donuts. While their success speaks for itself (verified on social media by an unwavering group of donut devotees), John and Shelley continue to evolve their business. A few fan favorites are always available, but the creative couple also offers a seasonal selection that rotates on a regular basis. So, who is this Golden Flash behind the apron? Get to know John in his own words. 

POSTED: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 05:52 PM
UPDATED: Sunday, July 14, 2024 01:20 PM