Bubba's Q BBQ Shark Tank Pitch

Let me start off by saying I love Bubba's Q BBQ boneless barbecue ribs. I've picked these ribs up at the store multiple times and they melt in your mouth. The sauce is fantastic, and meat is tender beyond belief. Every last piece is gone every time.

Bubba played in the NFL before starting Bubba's Q BBQ ribs. He played in the NFL for thirteen years, as he says things don't always go to your game plan, but the end result is what matters, and that is winning.

Al “Bubba” Baker has his daughter make Bubba's Q BBQ ribs in the microwave, something I have not done, preferring to make them in an oven. The meet is deboned, still in rack form without being made to look like ribs.

They cook the ribs bone-in and remove the bone immediately after cooking and then refrigerate it. He is a patent for the product as well as a patent for the process. No one else can make a full rack of ribs with one or more bones removed fully cooked.

His sales are $150,000 over the last year. He has been working on it for the past twenty years. He quit at one point, and his daughter challenged him to get back in the game.

Bubba's Q BBQ Episode Data

What do the Shark Tank Investors say about Bubba's Q BBQ?

  • Mark Cuban – agrees with Barbara thinking he needs to fatten up the hog before the business can go. He is out.
  • Daymond John – offers the exact same deal as Kevin O'Leary, but he offers 30%.
  • Kevin O'Leary – has never seen a patent on a food product ever before. Kevin thinks he has overvalued the company, and the only thing of the value is the patent on the ribs. He thinks the patent on the food product is interesting. Kevin makes him an offer of $300,000 contingent on getting the patent licensed for 49%.
  • Barbara Corcoran – would have pitched going to the big box stores, but she thinks the offers on the table are better, she is out.
  • Robert Herjavec – clears it up saying he thinks that is a lot of money for someone to make a phone call. He is out.

Bubba's Q BBQ after Shark Tank

Bubba's Q BBQ is everywhere, and I get it at the Hy-Vee grocery stores. Love the stuff, and will keep buying it. This BBQ is Daymond John's biggest deal, going from $154,000 in sales to over $16 million in three years. I will make sure that number keeps going up!