Cousins Sabin Lomac and Jim Tselikis had a successful run with their lobster roll food truck but decided to take it to a new level and face the sharks. The company, aptly named Cousins Maine Lobster makes delicious shrimp sandwiches. Barbara Corcoran simply fell in love after hearing the heartwarming backstory and the well-thought-out pitch.
Though the others were a little less impressed, her investment helped owners, cousins Sabin Lomac and Jim Tselikis make $20 million since the year 2012. They went on to open multiple restaurants and food trucks across the country. Sure enough, people who love seafood should definitely check out Cousins Maine Lobster when they have the chance.
GrooveBook - $14.5 million
What happened to photo albums? These days all of our precious moments are on social media. But GrooveBook is here to shake things up. The company helps its users print pictures from their social media as photo books. The photo subscription service actually made its debut on "Shark Tank."
Mark and Kevin helped the husband-and-wife co-founders Julie and Brian Whiteman to turn their product into a multi-million dollar company. They received mentorship and funding from the hosts. The business ended up inspiring many customers to celebrate their memories in a new, innovative way. It was so successful that Shutterfly ended up buying them for $14.5 million.
Drop Stop - $24 million
Creators Marc Newburger and Jeffery Simon had a bright idea called the Drop Stop. Essentially just a foam tube, this thing fits right in between those little cracks between your car seat and keeps items from getting lost in the abyss.
The way it works is actually pretty simple: a neoprene-filled sleeve blocks the gap between the seat and the car door and prevents items from falling down. This simple yet genius little invention caught the attention of the "Shark Tark" investors in a 2012 episode. Sales skyrocketed and the duo ended up earning 24 big ones after the show aired.
Bubba Q's Boneless Ribs - $16 million
The former NFL defensive lineman Al "Bubba" Baker successfully transitioned from football into the food industry. That was evidenced by Daymond famously falling in love with his scrumptious ribs and sauce, prompting him to immediately place them in Costco and on QVC. Needless to say, the Sharks found Bubba's Boneless Ribs to be a mouthwatering dish and pitch.
But it was Daymond John who really saw the potential. The ribs "racked" up around $16 million in the year 2017 alone. Its appearance on the shopping network as well as its availability in Costco make it only continue to grow in popularity.
Bottle Breacher - $15 million
Reappropriating goods is always a great foundation for a business. When former Navy SEAL Eli Crane figured out that he could use discarded .50 caliber bullets and make bottle openers out of them, the Sharks were needless to say rather enthusiastic to get in on the money.
The couple did need to do some convincing, however. In the end, Mark and Kevin decided to invest in 2014. They were impressed by the product's unique and patriotic angle. Since then, the project lead to a huge rise in sales and some seriously partnerships with some of the biggest retailers. They've netted more than $15 million.