It turns out peaches are always in season at a new dessert shop in Fuquay-Varina. We’re talking about The Peach Cobbler Factory, an enticing sweet spot for abundant ooey, gooey goodness.
What started in 2013 as a food truck in Nashville has grown to franchise locations in nearly 20 states offering everything from premium cobblers and banana puddings to shakes, cinnamon rolls, cookies, and more.
Husband-and-wife franchisees Buddy and Emily Brock opened the eatery’s first Triangle location near the intersection of Highway 401 and Ten-Ten Road. It’s strategically situated close to Fuquay, Apex, and Garner.
“We took a family trip to Carolina Beach last year on Father’s Day weekend, and we fell in love with The Peach Cobbler Factory location there,” Emily says with infectious enthusiasm. “Exactly a year later we opened our shop.”
The Brocks consider the 1,400-square-foot orange-and-white bedecked space a haven for anyone who comes through the doors. Upon entering the shop, you’ll encounter an upbeat hangout vibe with Spotify’s Happy Morning Mood & Feel Good playlists emitting music overhead.
“I wanted a place where I can show my personality through bringing people together,” Ohio native Emily says. “I’ve had various jobs over the years, but until now nothing provided me with the passion to go all in.”
“It’s great to see Emily relate with the guests, and it’s also fun to see people’s reactions when they try the product for the first time,” he says. “We want to help put smiles on people’s faces.”
Guests can always expect to get their fill of cobbler, which is baked daily and served warm with a copious scoop of ice cream. Among the dozen available flavors, peach reigns supreme, followed by blackberry peach and mango peach. Other tempting options include apple walnut raisin, cinnamon peach praline, and sweet potato pecan — remarkably reminiscent of the quintessential side dish served at Thanksgiving.
If you have trouble narrowing down your flavor choice, order a four-serving cobbler flight.
“You can mix and match for the flights, including two cobblers and two puddings if you want,” says Emily. “As long as you order at least two cobblers, you still get ice cream.”
Prefer cookies to cobbler? Choose between options ranging from chocolate chocolate chip, vanilla Butterfinger, and snickerdoodle to red velvet sugar and salted caramel. We strongly recommend the peanut butter and jelly, which happens to be Emily’s personal favorite.
“It has a peanut butter cookie base with buttercream icing and peanut butter and jelly drizzled on top,” she explains. “It’s a great spin on a traditional PB&J.”
When it comes to cinnamon rolls, whether you go with classic vanilla or Nutella (yes, please!), orange marmalade or apple butter, you won’t have any regrets.
“We sell traditional and cobbler-stuffed cinnamon rolls,” Buddy says. “For the cobbler-stuffed rolls, we press the warm center down and fill it with the guest’s cobbler of choice. They are amazing!”
Twelve flavors of banana pudding and “pudd-n” shakes vie for consideration. The most popular include straightforward favorites like classic and Oreo and adventurous selections such as coconut cream and bourbon pecan.
Newly added dessert options involve Belgian waffles, “Bigger and Better” brownies, and churro stix.
“The biggest thing that drew me to this business concept is the innovation with products,” says Buddy. “This company is up and coming, and we’re at the ground level. As the menu continues to grow, it’s exciting to see what’s happening.”
Quench your thirst with either the Sweet Peachy Tea or the habit-forming Cold Rush cold brew coffee.
A big part of what makes The Peach Cobbler Factory such a fun and welcoming environment is the Brocks’ dedication to providing a family-friendly ethos.
“I like to talk to the guests and get to know them on a first-name basis,” says Emily. “We get a lot of repeat customers,
so that’s really encouraging.”
What’s more, Buddy and Emily are committed to befriending and nurturing their staff. That includes team members like Danielle Resser, the daytime shift lead manager, who comes in early each day to, as Buddy says, “make all the magic happen.”
“We have worked hard to create an environment where people want to come to work,” Emily says. “What has developed is a tight-knit home away from home.”
The Peach Cobbler Factory is open daily from noon to 10 p.m. (extended hours may happen soon). Download the mobile app to earn “Peachy Points” sweet rewards. Delivery is available through DoorDash, Grubhub, and Uber Eats. For small- and large-event needs, call the store to discuss catering possibilities.