Legal Grind Coffee Shop Update | Shark Tank Season 1

With the middle class having less direct access to lawyers, Jeff and Annie Hughes decided to create a novel idea. A coffee shop that also offers à la carte legal counseling services, ready to go in an accessible way. Will they earn a deal on Shark Tank Season 1? Find out in our Legal Grind update! 

Shark Tank Legal Grind Update

Legal Grind Update

  • Entrepreneurs: Jeff and Annie Hughes
  • Business: A coffee shop that offers legal services
  • Ask: $200,000 for 15% equity
  • Result: No deal
  • Shark: None

Jeff and Annie entered Shark Tank Season 1 and introduced their new approach to legal services within a coffee shop called the Legal Grind. The sharks immediately saw many holes in this business, and they didn’t think the couple was prepared to face them. 

Annie tried to passionately defend their business, but the sharks were unconvinced by their plans. She also made faces when asked to listen to the advice.

Daymond John thought the concept could work, but required a lot of work and direction. He also said he wasn’t interested in working with lawyers, and he went out.

Barbara Corcoran liked the idea but did not think they could franchise it, so she went out. Kevin Harrington went out next for the same reason.

Robert Herjavec didn’t like the idea and also went out. Kevin O’Leary saw no investment future in the business, following out.

With no offers from the sharks, Annie and Jeff left Shark Tank Season 1 without a deal. Do you think they managed to succeed after that? Keep reading our Legal Grind update to see what happened next.

Our Legal Grind update shows that the company was able to stay in business for a few years after Shark Tank. However, a franchising deal never materialized, and Legal Grind eventually had to close its shops.

However, Legal Grind continues to operate online, and Jeff is still involved with providing legal services to their customers. 

While the original idea didn’t work out, it’s nice to see that Jeff and Annie pivoted to provide a successful Legal Grind update.

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