Post-SHARK TANK: Wow, what a week so far!

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The Chili Family includes front row, L-R: Alissa and Cali Clayton; Angie Cowger; Linsey and Holden Cowger; Guy Cowger; and rear, L-R: Seth Clayton, Dee Cowger, Sidney Davis with Oakley on his shoulders.

While the Sharks didn’t bite Feb. 21, SHARK TANK‘s impact on Custard Stand Food Products and the outpouring of support have been astounding.

  • More than 200 people watched the episode with us at The Custard Stand-Webster Springs. Hundreds of you – possibly thousands – have called, texted, emailed, and posted on social media to show your support.
  • Online sales have increased 5,000% (and counting!). We’ve shipped orders this week to almost every state … come on, Alaska!
  • On Monday around 10 a.m., the G&R IGA in our hometown called for an emergency re-stock. A few hours later, Kroger called with an urgent order for 10 more pallets – that’s 7,200 16 oz. tubs – to keep up with demand. The Chili Man himself drove the order to the Salem, Va., distribution center. Sam’s Club also increased its order this week.
  • Costco and Food Lion are considering adding Custard Stand Hot Dog Chili. And there may be a few more opportunities… but we can’t share those yet.

We are grateful for the response to our pitch on the “Made In America” episode. We were proud to represent our families, our team, Webster Springs, Webster County and West Virginia. Stay tuned for more updates!

Praise from Mark Cuban, Robert Herjavec and Barbara Corcoran of Shark Tank