Journeyman NFL defensive lineman Al “Bubba” Baker feeds the Sharks some of his Bubba Q Boneless Baby Back Ribs in episode 513 on December 6. Baker, whose NFL career spanned 12 years, did stints with the Lions, Cardinals, Vikings, and Browns from 1978-1990 and was defensive rookie of the year. Since he retired from the gridiron, he's built quite a following in Cleveland with his successful restaurant called Bubba's Q.
Bubba's Q slow smokes all their meats with apple wood until they're “fall off the bone tender.” This is where he got the idea to start selling Bubba Q Boneless Baby Back Ribs to the masses. They don't use flap meat for their Bubba Q Boneless Baby Back Ribs – they de-bone each rack by hand. The result is a delicious, easy to eat, barbecue treat that he says is more like a steak than a rack of ribs.
Baker is likely looking for a Shark to help get the retail business off the ground.
Bubba Q Boneless Baby Back Ribs Shark Tank Recap
Al will pitch the panel of five Sharks on their business and its prospects for growth. He’ll need to convince Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Kevin O’Leary, Barbara Corcoran, 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 Bubba Q Boneless Baby Back Ribs will be available on Shark Tank Blog once this episode airs.
Bubba Q Boneless Baby Back Ribs Shark Tank Update
The Shark Tank Blog constantly provides updates and follow-ups about entrepreneurs who have appeared on the Shark Tank TV show. Bubba Q Boneless Baby Back Ribs has grown, but not without some struggles. The company was featured in Beyond the Tank Episode 1. Click HERE for a full recap.