Moberi Smoothies on the Shark Tank
|Original Moberi Smoothies (Bike Powered) Bar|
from Portland, Oregon.
The idea of making fresh Smoothies using old Schwinn exercise bikes soon took over, and before Ryan knew it, he bought a small trailer and transformed it into the very first Traveling Moberi Smoothies Bar. By the looks of this early picture of the Moberi Bar in the process of being built, its clear Carpenter's enthusiasm to make his bike powered Smoothies a Big Success was just a matter of time.
Ryan developed a list of his favorite Smoothies recipes, and then combined a little marketing power by getting the customer's to provide the actual mixing. As with all Food Cart Vendors, creating an atmosphere where customers hang around always creates more customers who want to see what all the fuss is about. If you really think about this concept, the Moberi Smoothies Business has a built-in guaranteed way to draw and hold potential customers attention like no other competing vendor can compete with.
|Ryan Carpenter starting the|
Moberi Smoothies Business from scratch
Moberi Bike Powered Smoothies before Shark Tank Update:From what I can tell, two new Moberi Smoothie locations are opening in the Portland area on North Mississippi and NW 23rd street. Moberi's first location at the Rose City Food Park was shut down this past winter so apparently Ryan can concentrate on these new locations. It's kind of interesting Carpenter is only promoting his appearance on the Shark Tank on the Moberi Blog with no mention on FaceBook or Twitter. I guess that's better than nothing, but it sure would seem like a good time to start gaining a little momentum for this unique way of getting the customers involved in making Smoothies.
As far as the Sharks go, having only one location when Ryan went into the Shark Tank, and recently received the Kickstarter funding, this may be a little early for them to invest in. The Sharks might not be interested in Moberi Smoothies, (that's my guess anyway) but I can easily see these becoming a Big Hit at just about any large State Fair, Sporting Event and of course Food Court's around the country.
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