The locally owned food product company, Pinole Blue, made their appearance on Shark Tank on Friday night. Owners Eddie Sandoval, Kyle Offutt and their business professor Kate Kung-McIntyre were on the show to try and score a deal with the sharks.
Their ask for was $300,000 for 10%.
The shark on the episode were Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Kevin O’Leary, Emma Grede, and Lori Greiner, who all, unfortunately, passed on the deals. They mentioned it was a little too early for them to invest, but provided some words of encouragement for Eddie and Kyle.
Wichita is now 0-2 following another local business, The Scrubbie, unable to score a deal. Regardless, it was great to see a Wichita business on the show who should see a nice boost in business from the appearance.
I’ll be headed to Pinole Blue soon to lend some additional support. If you want to, their storefront can be found at 242 N. Cleveland, or you can order their products online.
For more, check out their Facebook page.
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