Francesco Brachetti wants funds to grow Avocaderia, his avocado themed restaurant, in Shark Tank episode 920. Brachetti opened the business in early 2017 with his cousin, chef Alberto Gramigni, his friend, Alessandro Biggi and his brother Filippo. They operate the avocado “bar” in a food hall that's a converted warehouse that offers space for events and businesses in Brooklyn's Sunset Park neighborhood.
They make all kinds of goodies from salads to smoothies to sandwiches. Every menu item at the Avocaderia uses avocados imported from Michoacán, Mexico. They go through about 250-300 avocados per day. Since opening, the place is packed every weekday from 9AM to 4 PM and every weekend from 11 AM to 5 PM. The number one seller is the Avoburger: smoked salmon, herb yogurt, watermelon radish, and arugula sandwiched between to avocado halves.
The business parlayed the men's love of avocados (Brachetti never tasted them as a child growing up in Italy) with savvy use of Instagram. Their over 50,000 followers like pictures of avocados as much as the fruit itself. Part of the reason for the success of Avocaderia is the fruit itself. Also called “alligator pears,” the avocado is a super-food packed with vitamins, potassium, antioxidants, monounsaturated fatty acids, fiber, and so much more. According to Healthline, avocados “improve heart disease risk factors like Total, LDL and HDL cholesterol, as well as blood triglycerides.” There's even some limited research that says they can prevent cancer and arthritis.
With so many health benefits, and the fact that avocados are tasty, it's no wonder the Avocaderia is enjoying great success. They likely want to expand out of their stall in the old warehouse and perhaps open more locations. They likely need a Shark's cash for expansion. Do Sharks like avocados?
Avocaderia Company Information
Posts about Avocaderia on Shark Tank Blog
Avocaderia Shark Tank Recap
Francesco will pitch the panel of five Sharks on the business and its prospects for growth. He'll need to convince Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Rohan Oza, Lori Grenier, and Robert Herjavec that the company is worthy of a Shark investment. A good business plan, good financials, and sales data will impress the Sharks, but he’ll need to show them HE is capable of running the company to “Shark standards." A full pitch re-cap on Avocaderia will be available on Shark Tank Blog once this episode airs.
Avocaderia Shark Tank Update
The Shark Tank Blog constantly provides updates and follow-ups about entrepreneurs who have appeared on the Shark Tank TV show. Once an episode has aired, we monitor the progress of the businesses featured, whether they receive funding or not and report on their progress. The Shark Tank Blog will follow-up on Avocaderia & Francesco Brachetti as more details become available.