Two sisters from Normal, Illinois, pitched their homemade edible cookie dough, The Cookie Dough Café, on Shark Tank in 2014. They caught the interest and an investment from two of the Sharks – Lori Greiner and guest shark Steve Tisch. With the investment, the sisters have expanded their reach – serving cups and pints of four flavors (Chocolate Chip, Monster, Cookies & Cream, Naked Dough) – to hundreds of grocery stores and convenience stores through the country.
For online sales, The Cookie Dough Café has partnered with another Shark Tank success story, Echo Valley Meats. Also from Illinois, EVM founder Dave Alwan landed a deal on the show in 2015 with Mark Cuban ($150k for 25% of the mail-order division with an option to make the same deal in the retail division). Today, if you want to buy a pint of The Cookie Dough Cafe, it’s going to be handled via Echo Valley Meats. Or, you can buy The Cookie Dough Cafe in bulk on Amazon.