OatMeals NY: Oatmeal Cafe

Summary

SEASON 10 EPISODE 7

PITCH

oatmeal bar and cafe serving up a modern oatmeal experience

ENTREPRENEUR

Samantha Stephens

ASKED FOR

$500,000 for 20%

GOT

$500,000 for 33.3%

SHARK

Lori Greiner

STATUS

OUT OF BUSINESS

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16 thoughts on “OatMeals NY: Oatmeal Cafe”

  1. She made the wrong choice and didn’t make it. The business folded in 2021 during COVID like so many other businesses.

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  2. Mark had not even said if he was in or out. Mark should’ve taken her under his wing and promoted the business online where consumers could’ve designed their oatmeal on the app/website and then get it delivered at their home. A D2C model would’ve been way better.

    Something else she could’ve done is bring Mark and Barbara in together and make it a cart-business along with D2C home delivery. This would’ve been the best offer hands down.

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  3. Sher heard Starbucks and all reason went out the door. Even with the other Sharks telling her why Barbara’s deal was the better one.

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  4. Barbara’s deal was far better. Starbucks was already selling oatmeal in their stores. Starbucks is hyper margin driven. Why would they ever give up margin to an unknown brand for a category that they already have filled? Lori led this woman on a bum deal!!!

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  5. Just saw this episode and we kept yelling at the TV to TAKE BARBARA’S OFFER! But, she didn’t hear us, and now…

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  6. The smart deal was Barbara’s deal. It wasn’t contingent on anything. Food truck sales happen all over nyc, I live here I see it all the time. She would’ve made a killing with trucks all over and franchising as opposed to taking the get rich quick contingency route of hoping to land Starbucks and look at her now. Stuck in her 350 square foot space in Greenwich village with no End game in site. Should’ve listened to barbara

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