Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop Celebrates Fort Lauderdale Opening

It is the eatery’s first Broward location and third store overall

Since launching his first brick-and-mortar location in Wynwood in 2014, pie master and entrepreneur Derek Kaplan has expanded his Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop to Broward County after recently opening the Fort Lauderdale location. The new site, located between Victoria Park and Flagler Village, boasts ample space, plentiful seating and a customer-friendly experience with a state-of-the-art kitchen. The new location will feature the same artsy feel as the Wynwood location, with neon signage and hand-painted, pie-themed murals stretched across the walls by Miami design gurus Chalk and Brush.

“Our move into the Broward market was long overdue,” Kaplan says. “We’ve grown exponentially since we opened our tiny Wynwood shop in 2014. Though it’s a good problem to have in these uncertain times, truthfully, we’ve been dying to bring Fireman Derek’s to Fort Lauderdale. As we continue to develop our business and refresh the brand, we need a space that works logistically and delivers a better experience for our customers. I’m thrilled to be expanding into a neighborhood where my bakeshop can thrive.”

Kaplan, a former Miami firefighter, became known as the Magic City’s ‘don of dessert’ by offering a selection of over-the-top pies, cakes, milkshakes and other delectable confections at his Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop. He will also offer his own line of hand-churned ice cream inspired by the bakery’s signature goodies; his Coconut Grove shop has been selling frozen cups since September 2020, shortly after he graduated from Penn State University’s Ice Cream School.

Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop is located at 250 North Federal Highway, Suite 1, in Fort Lauderdale. For information on nationwide shipping, click here.

(Photo Credit: Jorge Alberto | Skytower Studio)

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