Samantha Stephens hopes the Sharks feast on Oatmeals, her New York City restaurant concept, in Shark Tank episode 1012 – the 2018 Shark Tank Holiday Special. Stephens went into the finance world after graduating college in 2004, but she always dreamed of opening an oatmeal shop. Like a lot of college freshmen, Sam put on the “freshman 15.” She claims it was more like thirty!
It was in those college days she discovered oatmeal. It was cheap, filling, nutritious and you can mix almost anything with it. By 2008, she knew she wanted to open an oatmeal restaurant in New York City, so she started taking night classes in entrepreneurship and pastry arts. In 2012, she left her successful finance career and opened up OatMeals in the west village in New York City.
After two years, she was running one of the hottest eateries in the city! Some of her creations include “the Elvis,” topped with peanut butter, banana, bacon, honey and sea salt. There are dozens of her own creations, or you can build your own oatmeal bowl with the many toppings provided. She was so successful, Quaker Oats made her their “Creative Oatmeal Officer.” Her duties include educating consumers on the many creative ways to serve oatmeal. While there is currently only one OatMeals restaurant, Stephens wants to take her concept national. Maybe a Shark will give her a bowl full of cash to help her out.
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OatMeals Shark Tank Recap
Samantha will pitch the panel of five Sharks on the business and its prospects for growth. He'll need to convince Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Greiner, Barbara Corcoran and Daymond John 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 OatMeals will be available on Shark Tank Blog once this episode airs.
OatMeals 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 OatMeals & Samantha Stephens as more details become available.