Mee-Ma’s Louisiana on the Shark Tank
Gumbo Bricks - Season 4 - Episode 421
|Authentic Louisiana Gumbo in a Brick|
Mee-Ma's Gumbo Bricks is coming to the Shark Tank with authentic Gumbo from Louisiana and a southern flair from California. Carol Estella Foster is the proud owner of this unique dish that thousands of folk are going to love after this episode. What makes Mee Ma's Gumbo Bricks so unique is the fact it's the most authentic gumbo roux that you could possibly buy except for going directly to the State of Louisiana.
The gumbo base comes in a brick form packed with all the vegetables, spices and seasonings for the beginning of the perfect gumbo meal every time. You can then add shrimp, crab, chicken or sausage to your gumbo base and make the ultimate Gumbo to your tasting. If you've ever tried making this authentic dish from scratch, then you already know how much of a time saver the Me-Ma's Gumbo Bricks will save you and guarantee a perfect meal every time in 90 minutes or less.
When Carol Foster first started the Me-Ma's Gumbo Brick Business in Los Angeles back in 2009, she first started with a restaurant and managed to get into the local Costco stores to help promote her very unique product. Unfortunately, the restaurant did not go as planned but the demand for the Gumbo Bricks has continued to climb as more people discover they can make their own Gumbo with Foster's help.
Sometimes what seems like a setback (the restaurant closing) is actually a significant opportunity in disguise that forced Foster to re-evaluate where she would take the Gumbo Bricks in the future. With a growing list of locations that carry the Me-Ma Gumbo Bricks around the L.A. area and a steady supply of new customer's asking for her authentic gumbo roux, Carol has managed to parlay this into an opportunity of a lifetime that will be seen by over 7 million people on the Shark Tank Show.
Me-Ma's Gumbo Brick before the Shark Tank
It's fascinating how much you can learn about new and existing businesses from social media these days, especially if they are scheduled to appear on the Shark Tank Show. The more the business or entrepreneur promotes that they will be on the show, the greater the likelihood they got a deal with the Sharks.
On the other hand, I get it, everyone seems to think they need a presence on FaceBook and Twitter these day's and registers an account but has no interest or time to keep their profiles updated. This may be good for the search engine to find you, but maybe not so good for the folks that are actually doing the searching. Outdated information (especially on your website) can give the impression (at least to me) that the business may not be doing so good or if it's even still in business. Carol did mention she will be on the Shark Tank Show this Friday Night on her FaceBook page which is encouraging but no mention (or recent update) on the website where thousands of people will be heading in just a few days from now. If a deal were struck with any of the Sharks, I would assume updating the site would be high on their priority to take advantage of the thousands of requests for the Gumbo Bricks that is sure to come.
Deal or No Deal, I sure hope Carol has a plan to take advantage from folks all around the country that will want to try (myself included) Me-Ma's Gumbo Bricks after Her appearance on the show.
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