Game of Thrones’ Hot Pie Actor Ben Hawkey Just Opened a Bakery
And we gotta say, this Hot Pie actor’s business idea isn’t half-baked.
Following his character’s passion for baking, Ben has opened a bakery awesomely named You Know Nothing Jon Dough.
The London spot opened on July 17, a day after the Season 7 premiere, and it operates through a delivery service called Deliveroo.
And his product is appropriately Thrones-themed, with each loaf molded into miniature direwolves, just like his character’s.
“Inspired by the direwolf bread he made for Arya Stark, Ben’s loaves are made from whole-wheat cornbread with orange zest,” Deliveroo says.
“People are always asking me for the secret of my recipe,” the actor told Digital Spy.
“I can’t share that, but Deliveroo customers will have the chance to try them themselves.
“You don't even need to take a dangerous walk down the King’s Road to visit. It comes to you.”
Each loaf is only £1 — about $1.30 — and so far, business must be booming.
As of the time of this post, You Know Nothing Jon Dough is not accepting orders, probably because it has been overwhelmed with demand.
In a post-mortem interview with Entertainment Weekly after his return in “Stormborn,” Ben said he found out he was coming back to Thrones last August.
“It was a really big shock. I wasn’t expecting to be coming back at all,” he explained.
“I was confused. I didn’t know why they needed me, to be honest. I only recently just watched all the episodes. I hadn’t seen any of it.”
That was nearly a year ago, and it’s a marvel the news of Ben’s reprise performance didn’t leak. Then again, the Game of Thrones producers are master secret-keepers.
“They even gave me a code name on the emails,” the 21-year-old said.
“I really couldn’t believe it. I didn’t see any need for it, especially after watching it. I was like, ‘What could they want with Hot Pie?’”
Still, he was happy to come back — and even happier to read the script for his character’s reunion with Arya.
“It was really nice,” he said. “It’s like a perfect little Hot Pie scene … It’s nice to be a lighter character in a really dark series.”
“I don’t often get recognized anymore,” he told the magazine.
“I did up to Season 3 … And when I do it’s always very pleasant, it’s not like some people on the show who get mobbed.”
Certainly seems like he’s getting mobbed now… by the hungrier Thrones fans out there!