David and Joanna Parker pitch Yumble, their pre-made meal delivery service for kids, in Shark Tank episode 1005. Yumble started when Joanna began creating wholesome, healthy meals for her own kids. She wanted good foods but realized assembling meals for kids could be a chore. The Parkers have three children and they can be picky.
She started experimenting making pre-made meals with foods most kids already liked: pizza, mac and cheese, chicken nuggets, etc. The Yumble difference is they only use nutrient-dense vegetables, grains, proteins, fats, herbs, and spices to help young bodies grow up healthy. When she first started making meals for other families, there was a long waiting list!
All Yumble meals are ready to eat and are sourced with seasonal, local, and organic ingredients whenever possible. There are dozens of options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Some menu items include Mac and Trees – mac and cheese with broccoli or chicken pops with baked carrot fries. Of course they offer gluten free, egg free, dairy free, and vegetarian options. All meals are made to eat right out of the box.
Meal packages come in 6, 12 or 24 meals per week. You sign up for the plan and orders are shipped on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday – depending on your location. You can skip any week and cancel anytime. Parents pick the meals from the weekly menu. A six meal plan costs $47.84, a twelve meal plan is $89.88 and a twenty-four meal plan is $167.76. There is a 25% discount on the first two weeks, which scrubs up at less than six bucks per meal.
In September, 2018, Yumble raised $8.5 million from a venture group that includes Sonoma Brands. The Parkers want to use the money for marketing, hiring and national expansion. Perhaps a Shark will want in on this hot new venture too.
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Yumble Shark Tank Recap
David and Joanna 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, Bethany Frankel and Rohan Oza 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 Yumble will be available on Shark Tank Blog once this episode airs.
Yumble 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 Yumble & David and Joanna Parker as more details become available.