Meghan Markle may never be an official princess as far as the House of Windsor is concerned, but a few happy words from the former Duchess of Sussex during her otherwise heavy interview with Oprah Winfrey proved she’s definitely Hollywood royalty. A mention of Humphrey Yogart has turned the unassuming San Fernando Valley frozen treat shop into a must-visit destination.
“My first job was when I was 13 at a frozen yogurt shop called Humphrey Yogart,” the Montecito transplant recalled during the CBS special on Sunday.
By Monday morning, according to the Hollywood Reporter, the snack oasis at the back of the Gelman’s supermarket off Van Nuys Boulevard in Sherman Oaks had a line of customers, a phone that won’t stop ringing, and a publicist.
When THR rang the store, an employee forwarded the call to restaurant PR man Greg Rogers, a friend of owners Paula and Jim Sheftel who is temporarily handling Yogart’s brush with fame. Rogers says one of the first indications of Markle’s impact was that their inventory of ten T-shirts sporting the shop’s logo sold out shortly after the interview aired.
Meghan fans needn’t worry, though. The owners are following Rogers’s advice and stocking up on new merch branded with Humphrey Yogart’s 1994 logo to honor the days when Markle was soft-serving sugar fiends at the Beverly Connection locale. The old days were a heady time for the yogurteers, when HY was a mini L.A. empire with six stores and 80 employees—and counted…