The Little Burros Garden Tray Update | Shark Tank Season 11

Father-daughter team Bob and Mollie Thorsen pitched their garden product during Shark Tank Season 11. The Little Burros makes a tray that snaps onto the top of your wheelbarrow, providing a surface for your drinks, tools, and more. Will the sharks latch onto their idea and offer a deal? Find out in our Little Burros update.

If you’re short on time, here’s a quick overview of what happened to The Little Burros after Shark Tank!

Bob and Mollie Thorsen appeared on Shark Tank Season 11 but walked away without a deal. In terms of The Little Burros update, despite not getting a deal, the company is still in business. Their product is now available at Lowes, Home Depot, Walmart, and several other big box stores.

Shark: Result:
Kevin O’Leary $250,000 plus a royalty of $7/unit until he made $500,000 and 7% equity.
Lori Greiner $250,000 as a loan, with a $5/unit royalty until the loan was repaid, plus 3% equity and 6% interest.
Barbara Corcoran No offer
Mark Cuban No offer
Daymond John No offer

Shark Tank The Little Burros Update

The Little Burros update

  • Entrepreneurs: Bob Thorsen and Mollie Thorsen
  • Business: Wheelbarrow tray to hold drinks and tools
  • Ask: $250,000 for 10% equity
  • Result: No deal
  • Shark: None

Bob and Mollie Thorsen brought their family business and gardening product, The Little Burros, to Shark Tank Season 11. Bob actually created the tray when his wife, who loves to garden, kept losing her tools.

Organize and Store Tools
The Burro Buddy - Garden Tray for Wheelbarrows

Organizes all gardening needs in one easy location! Easily stores and carries 2 short-handle tools, 2 long-handle tools,1 drink, personal items, and more, all attached to your classic wheelbarrow.

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The Thorsen family has invested $1 million of their own money to get this product off the ground, and they’re doing well so far. Although, they could use the help of a shark to really get them off the ground.

Every aspect of The Little Burros Tray is patented with utility and design patents. They’re also hoping to someday expand into an entire gardening line, offering all different kinds of tools.

The Little Burros tray is already sold at Target, Menards, Duluth Trading Co., Ace Hardware, and True Value nationwide. Additionally, they sell about 2,500 units a month, resulting in around $400,000 in sales so far in the year of filming.

Each tray costs the company $10 landed, then wholesales for $25, and retails for $39.95.

The products are also produced in America, so this certainly brings up the manufacturing cost. However, most consumers like to see the ‘Made in the USA’ stamp on products.

Barbara Corcoran was the first to speak up. She says that although she is an avid gardener, unfortunately, she doesn’t use a wheelbarrow, so she is ultimately out.

Mark Cuban is out next. He doesn’t have an interest in gardening and doesn’t think he’d be a good fit, so he’s out.

Likewise, Daymond John doesn’t know anything about the business, so he is also out.

Kevin O’Leary likes the product, so he makes a swift offer of $250,000 for 7% equity plus a royalty of $7/unit until he makes $500,000.

Before Bob and Mollie can counter, Lori Greiner also makes an offer. She offered $250,000 as a loan, with a $5/unit royalty until the loan was repaid, plus 3% equity and 6% interest.

Barbara and Mark advise them not to take these greedy deals, and Bob and Mollie take their advice. Ultimately, they walk away without a deal.

We have good news to share in The Little Burros update. It turns out that since appearing on Shark Tank, The Little Burros have continued to thrive and have grown to around $1 million in sales.

Despite not getting a deal, the company saw an increase in sales in 2020 due to more people being home and taking up gardening to pass the time during lockdowns.

Not long after, they partnered with Lowes, and the product made it into 1,200 locations nationwide.

Our research also revealed that they reached the Amazon Best Seller list in 2018. They seem to still be popular on Amazon, with an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Additionally, the tray is available at Sam’s Club, and QVC, besides the other stores that they mentioned during the pitch. You can also purchase the original Little Burro and the Burro Buddy on The Little Burros website.

If we get any more news on a The Little Burros update, we will let you know!

Don’t miss the other company updates from Season 11 Episode 20. You can find them here:

For even more on companies and products, be sure to stop by our Season 11 products page to find them all.

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Kimberly is a writer for Shark Tank Recap. She has written episode summaries and updates across multiple seasons of Shark Tank, with a focus on complete and accurate information since 2021. She believes that getting the business aspects of each deal correct is extremely important for viewers and fans. Her favorite Shark Tank products are The Wobbles and Rocketbook!