MealEnders Lozenges Update | Shark Tank Season 8

Mark Bernstein of MealEnders entered Shark Tank Season 8 to pitch his product to the sharks. Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to secure a deal after asking for $350,000 for 8% equity. Find out exactly how and why in our pitch recap and MealEnders Update.

Shark Tank MealEnders Update

MealEnders Update

  • Entrepreneur: Mark Bernstein
  • Business: Science-based product to prevent overeating
  • Ask: $350,000 for 8% equity
  • Result: No deal
  • Shark: None

Mark Bernstein entered the Shark Tank with the hopes of finding someone to help him put an end to overeating. MealEnders helps users curb cravings using sensors and behavioral science. The products are designed so that users don’t overeat, either by eating too much or too often. However, while the science and the sales were impressive, the sharks weren’t too happy with how it tasted.

Luckily for Mark, the sales were amazing. The company had already done $1.4 million in lifetime sales by the time that he appeared in Shark Tank. He added that MealEnders did $170,000 in sales in the past month alone.

Unfortunately, while the sales and science were there, the sharks weren’t just believers in the product. Mark Cuban was the first to go out followed by Robert Herjavec, who believed that Mark didn’t have a solution on how to scale the product. Meanwhile, Kevin O’Leary didn’t like the taste so he too went out. Lori Greiner and Barbara Corcoran didn’t bother making offers either.

With zero offers handed to him, does this mean that our MealEnders update is sad? Not exactly. Despite getting no offers from the sharks, MealEnders continues to operate today and seems to be getting plenty of sales.

In its most recent update, MealEnders even apologized to its customers for not being able to fulfill orders as their “flavors” are all out of stock right now because of supply chain issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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