The former NFL and Cleveland Browns player is hoping the appearance will translate into success.
Al ‘Bubba’ Baker brought his patented deboned, fully-cooked rib steak to the “Shark Tank,” which immediately got the shark’s attention. They’d never seen a patented food product before. Al had opened his own restaurant, and poured his life savings into it, but the Sharks wanted to know what took so long.
Al said that he’d spend 20 years developing his deboning process, but his restaurant had only been open for about a year. He said he was ashamed to admit it, but he’d quit. It was his daughter that had turned him around. “She was on track, and like most dads, I was pushing her,” Al said. “She said, ‘Hey, I don’t want to run track … You quit the boneless ribs.’”
“If it wasn’t for her, I wouldn’t still be doing what I’m doing,” Al said. His daughter, Brittany, was proudly by her dad’s side during the presentation. And she was smiling as a bidding war ensued. Daymond John and Kevin O’Leary wanted in, but they wanted to license his technology to a large meat processor. Al wound up taking Daymond’s offer of $300,000 for a 30-percent stake in the company. CarterMatt predicts huge success for Al and his patented D-boned ribs.
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