Marilyn and Sara Polon want to cook up a deal for Soupergirl, their fresh soup company, in Shark Tank episode 1002. The mother/daughter team started their business back in 2008. They currently have two brick and mortar retail locations, a home delivery service and retail distribution. Soupergirl is in more than 50 Whole Foods and other natural-goods stores on the east coast and 20 Costco stores from Massachusetts to D.C.
Sara, a former standup comic, started eating vegan a number of years ago. That's what inspired her to start Soupergirl. All the soups are vegan. Flavors like black bean sweet potato chili, split pea rosemary soup, zucchini chickpea bisque, tomato gazpacho and more will appeal to almost any palate.
Sara and her mom, along with 30 plus employees, cook “thousands of gallons” of soup each week. They cook them up in small batches – about forty gallons at a time. They sell their soups in individual containers at their retail locations and as part of their Soupergirl meal programs. A program contains either 12 or 20 soups. You can pick your own or let them do it for you. Programs can be one time delivery or set up as a regular monthly option.
Prices range from $6.70 to $8.25 per meal, depending on the amount of soup ordered and the frequency of delivery. While profits are important to Sara and her mom, Sara is trying to “change your palate.” They “source responsibly” for all their ingredients. Sara want s to grow the business to have Soupergirl in every state. She's hoping a Shark will like her soup.
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Soupergirl Shark Tank Recap
Marilyn and Sara will pitch the panel of five Sharks on the business and its prospects for growth. They'll need to convince Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Greiner, Daymond John and guest Shark Matt Higgins that the company is worthy of a Shark investment. A good business plan, good financials, and sales data will impress the Sharks, but they’ll need to show them THEY are capable of running the company to “Shark standards." A full pitch re-cap on Soupergirl will be available on Shark Tank Blog once this episode airs.
Soupergirl 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 Soupergirl & Marilyn and Sara Polon as more details become available.