Compton’s chief funnel cake maker and Fun Diggity owner Cheyenne Brown is making her commissary kitchen debut next week. After five years of operating out of her home, Brown announced that she’ll start running the popular business out of Amped Kitchens L.A. South in Florence, with a service that allows customers to pick up funnel cakes in a drive-thru.
The former Miss Compton — yes, Brown is a former beauty queen — opened Fun Diggity in 2016 and built a following out of her Compton home. She temporarily shut down her business on September 21 to take a break and recalibrate for Fun Diggity’s November reopening at the new facility.
In April, Brown’s said her biggest wish was to have a drive-thru while keeping the business in her community. In a previous Eater LA interview, it appears that Brown’s predictions are right on track. “We’re looking at plenty of options, and my ultimate goal is to keep my first location within the community,” says Brown. “We’re ready to definitely give our customers a better experience when it comes to parking, seating, all that good stuff once things become more safe. My ultimate dream is to have a drive-thru,” she said at the time.
Next week, order Fun Diggity via Uber Eats, Postmates, or DoorDash, then drive-thru or walk up to the space at Avalon between 61st and 62nd Streets. She’s still making her specialties, including a powdered sugar-dusted funnel cake that’s crispy on the outside and pillowy on the inside. Customize toppings from cereal to Oreos or fresh fruit, Nutella, and chocolate. Don’t skip the deep-fries Oreos either. If customers want to make funnel cakes at home, Brown also developed a mix for sale on her website.
Fun Diggity will operate next to kitchens like Taco Mell and former Simply Wholesome GM Apryl Sims’ juice spot Apryl’s Life In A Bottle. The new location is only four miles away from Brown’s former Compton home. 28-year-old Brown also hired three new employees to bring her next business chapter to life.
Starting this Monday, Fun Diggity will operate Monday through Saturday from 3 to 9 p.m. Brown said she wanted to open later hours for those hoping to get a sweet tooth fix after work.