Chopstick Art Update | Shark Tank Season 1

Bryan Parks came onto Season 1 of Shark Tank to demonstrate his idea to recycle used chopsticks and produce unique art with them. With the help of the sharks, he hopes that his business could become an iconic brand. Bryan is seeking $100,000 dollars in exchange for 10% equity. Let’s see if he was able to secure a deal before we give you a Chopstick Art update.

Shark Tank Chopstick Art Update

Chopstick Art update

  • Entrepreneurs: Bryan Parks  
  • Business: Chopstick Art
  • Ask: $100,000 for 10% equity
  • Result:  No deal
  • Sharks:  None

Each individual piece of chopstick art ranges between $7 and $30, depending on its size and shape.  The company has existed for a little more than five years according to Bryan. He admitted to the sharks that he reached just under $500,000 in total gross revenue sales.

Some of the sharks felt like Bryan’s idea was too small and wouldn’t scale easily. For that reason alone, Kevin Harrington and Robert Herjavec decided to drop out without making an offer. There were still three sharks remaining that could potentially make an offer. 

Kevin O’Leary, Daymond John, and Barbara Corcoran all shared similar opinions and couldn’t convince themselves to invest in Chopstick Art. This decision would force Bryan Parks to leave Shark Tank without a deal during Season 1.

Now that we know why Bryan didn’t receive a deal, let’s see what happened in the months and years that followed the episode airing with a Chopstick Art update.

In our Chopstick Art update research, we found that Bryan Parks and his company are still in business. He still has an official website where he generates hundreds of thousands of dollars per year in sales.

The products featured on his website are all very similar to what he demonstrated on Shark Tank all of those years ago. Even after the show, Bryan Parks continues to have moderate success with his brand as a small business. 

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To see updates from the other companies in Season 1, be sure to check out our Season 1 products page.

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Jeremy is a regular contributor at Shark Tank recap. He has a ton of passion for the show and enjoys researching information about what all the companies are up to now. His favorite Shark Tank companies are The Cookie Dough Cafe and Kronos Golf!