Southern Culture Artisan Foods on Shark Tank
Short Stacks Pancakes and Bacon Rub - Episode 520 - 2/21/2014
|Southern Culture Artisian Foods "Short Stacks Pancakes|
coming to Shark Tank in episode 520
How does a Banana Pudding Pancake or maybe a Bourbon Salted Pecan Waffle sound for a new Healthy Breakfast choice? Or better yet, (or just as good) perhaps you would rather spice up your Bacon with one of three Famous Bacon Rub's including Bourbon Pecan Praline Bacon Rub, Cajun Bacon Rub or the Original Flavor. I absolutely love some of these very creative new Breakfast Food names Erica Barrett, the owner of Southern Culture Foods has come up with. Something already tells me Erica's new business coming to the Shark Tank is going to be a Huge Success after her appearance.
The path Southern Culture Foods Short Stacks Pancakes has been on since becoming a "real business" in April 2012, is about as impressive and motivating as they get when it comes to following your true passion. Up until that time Barrett had a comfortable career in human resources making a decent income. She never cooked professionally, but always loved cooking because it was more of a passion. It wasn't until her Husband talked Erica into entering The Food Network and Lea Perrins contestputting things in motion and end up on the Biggest Business Stage in History, the Shark Tank Show. Erica walked away with 1st Prize for her Crunchy Asian Pork Tacos, $10,000.00 and a trip to New York City.
This entire experience inspired Erica to start experimenting with other foods, and in particular a new Healthy Breakfast Food that has changed very little, pancake and waffle mixes. I'm not exactly sure where the Bacon Rub idea was inspired from, but coming from someone that loves cooking bacon in the morning, this is one product I most definitely will be trying in the near future.
The very first trade show Southern Culture Foods set-up at, Barrett walked away with $80,000.00 worth in hard orders for her unique and very stylish way making Short Stack Pancake and Waffle Mixes in a variety of brand new creations. If I'm not mistaken, it was the second trade show that Southern Culture Foods had ever been to when a group working for QVC happened to be walking by. You better believe they were not getting past Barrett's booth until they sampled some Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pancake and Waffle Mix, along with a Red Velvet Pancake. They were all instantly hooked and put in motion getting the Southern Culture Foods products seen on QVC.
Southern Culture Foods before Shark Tank Update:One of the best qualities the Sharks look for when investing in any successful business on the Shark Tank is growing momentum. Southern Culture Foods hasn't even been in business for two years, but has already done over 7 figures in sales. The samples handed out to the Representatives of QVC at the trade show also paid off with Erica being featured on the Show just last week. Getting a coveted spot on QVC last Friday and being featured on the Shark Tank next Friday night, is what I would call some serious momentum to propel Southern Culture Foods into a major Success Story in record time.
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