KK Hudson's Mamaka Bowls: How this UA Student is Bringing the Beach to NWA

February 3, 2021


KK Hudson's Mamaka Bowls: How this UA Student is Bringing the Beach to NWA

As the COVID-19 crisis rolls on, we're all looking to getaway, even if it means somewhere close to home. For 24-year-old KK Hudson, the constant longing to be near a beach preceded this year-long pandemic, and inspired her to bring a little sunshine to NWA locals.

  • When KK Hudson was a junior at the U of A, she started selling smoothie bowls out of her house in Fayetteville. When business picked up, she knew Mamaka Bowls was fated to outgrow her household operation.
  • Her final semester, the young entrepreneur secured a storefront on Prairie Street in Fayetteville, within walking distance of the Square. She has now expanded the local shop to locations in Waco and Fort Worth, Texas.
  • Hudson mentioned that the community of Fayetteville was particularly nurturing for young business owners. "Businesses in the community were excited about helping promote who we were... I could go on and on about how much I love Fayetteville!" she said.
  • In the Endeavor NWA 2021 Ecosystem Predictions Report, author Sarah Goforth mentions that much of NWA's startup growth may be attributed to younger generations of entrepreneurs.
  • "If you’re passionate about something, don’t hesitate... Stay focused
    on who you are and what you love and don’t be too quick to compare yourself to those
    around you," Hudson said.
  • Read the full story HERE.

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