The food retail company OatMeals started as a build-your-own oatmeal bar in Manhattan. Each dish is sold for $4.25 and that’s without toppings like bacon, chocolate chips, truffle oil, and shaved Parmesan, among many others.
The savvy entrepreneur behind OatMeals, Sam Stephens, pitched the business on Shark Tank in December 2018.
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Sam went into the Tank seeking an investment of $500,000 in exchange for 20 percent equity. She accepted an offer from Lori Greiner: $500k for 33.3 percent. Greiner has had great success with NYC bagel bites company Bantam Bagels, which she helped get onto the shelves of Starbucks and reach $40 million in sales.
After having to close shop during the COVID-19 outbreak in New York City, OatMeals has re-opened its Manhattan shop and recently celebrated its 8th year in business anniversary. And yes, Sam is still a spokesperson for Quaker Oats!