Misfit Foods Shark Tank Update (Season 12)

Misfit Foods is a sausage business founded by Phil Wong. According to the company’s LinkedIn profile, this food and beverage services business was started in 2014.

This sausage contains a lot of flavorful and nutritious which is considered good for human health. All his chickens are raised without antibiotics and he follows a 100% vegetarian diet.

All their products are similar to Korean BBQ ground beef and are made from gluten-free ingredients. Kale Chimichurri, Smoked Cauli Brat, and Maple Apple Sausage are the best-selling products.

Misfit Foods works to improve health as it is mostly vegetables and low in Meat. The price of sausage has been kept at $10 and that of beef at $12.

Company NameMisfit Foods (Phil’s Finest)
FounderPhil Wong
ProductLine of Veggie Infused Sausages
Asked For$250,000 for 5% Equity
Final Deal$300,000 for 15% Equity
SharkMark Cuban and Daniel Lubetzky
Episode (Shark Tank USA)Season 12 Episode 17
Air DateMarch 12, 2021
Business StatusIn Business
Lifetime Sales (Worth)$2.1 Million *estimated
WebsiteVisit Website
HeadquartersBrooklyn, New York, US
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Who Is The Founder Of Misfit Foods?

Phil Wong is the Co-Founder and CEO of Misfit Foods Company.

Wong has done Science, Technology, and International Affairs (STIA) at Georgetown University. He was a Scholar and GU Impacts Fellow at ThinkImpact for 3 months.

In 2014, he started Phil’s Finest Company, in 2022, it has been 8 years for this company, in which he is working full time.

Misfit Foods Before Shark Tank

At first, it was a juice business, then due to demand and need, Wong converted it into a sausage business.

Wong did not come from a business background, so at the time of the inception of the business, he did not know about marketing.

However, this Sausage & Beef from Phil’s Finest was so tasty that it didn’t take much marketing effort. In a short time, this company became very popular in its local area of ​​Brooklyn.

Cattle emit significant quantities of methane, a greenhouse gas much more harmful than CO2. Phil’s Finest Sausage and Beef can be used in different recipes including Double Smash Burger, Loaded Sweet Potato Fries, Peanut Butter Burger, and Sheet-Pan Sliders.

You can buy this product from the retail store Whole Foods Market and its official website philsfinest.com before Shark Tank. Due to people’s demand for this sausage, Wong uses a Co-packer which is the fifth generation, of sausage makers.

How Was The Shark Tank Pitch Of Misfit Foods?

Misfit Foods founder Phil Wong gave his presentation very well on Shark Tank. They talked about the method and sales of making this sausage.

Wong had asked Shark for a $5 million valuation deal for his company. His offer was $250k for 5% equity.

It was worth watching the reaction of the shark after listening to the valuation of the company.

Shark tested the foods of the company before knowing the rest of it, and Phil went on to describe every flavor.

Lori likes hers and she’s impressed with the low sodium content. All the sharks liked the taste of this food.

Phil shares his company’s sales report on Shark Tank, he has “just under” $800,000 to date and is on track to do $1.2 million in sales.

20% of his sales came from Whole Foods Market and the rest from his online website.

Phil tells Shark that he has raised $2 million so far. Each pack of sausage costs $2.91 and wholesales for $4.13; retail is anywhere from $5.99 to $7.99 per package. 

The gross margin of this company is 29% and the marketing cost of sales in it is less than 5%.

Kevin O’Leary said about this business that this category cannot be made money, he is out of this reason.

Robert said that he is a vegetarian, but he does not think that this business will be able to sustain this competition, so he is out in the market.

Daniel Lubetzky liked this business idea and offered it $250,000 for 15% equity.

Lori also offered to sign a deal with this business for $250,000 for 18% equity.

Mark also wanted to enter this business deal, so Mark & ​​Daniel Teamup offered them $250,000 for 15% equity.

Phil made a counteroffer to Mark & ​​Daniel of $300,000 for 15% equity, and the deal was finalized.

Misfit Foods Shark Tank Update

According to Inc magazine, Wong said “Anybody can stick by you when things are going well,”. In 2022 Misfit Foods changed its business name to Phil’s Finest. This is a big change for the company.

This company has already been marketed under the Misfit Foods brand name, now changing its name may cause an issue regarding its branding.

This business is a mixer of meat and veggies, so it is a competitive business. Currently, this business has a market value of $11.3 billion.

Within a year, this company has made its product available in different supermarket stores in the United States. You can buy it from Whole Foods, Sprouts Farmers Market, Imperfect Foods, Misfits Market, FreshDirect, Good Eggs, Umami Cart, Riverwards, and Park Slop Food Coop.

It has a total of 431 stores in different states and districts of the United States as of August 2022.

In 2021, this business sold its 2 million sausages and 150,000 patties. This company’s annual revenue as of August 2022 is $1.5 million.

It sold a total of 2,000,000 sausages and burgers after the Shark Tank show.

Misfit Foods Shark Tank Update
Photo Credit: instagram.com/eatphilsfinest

What Is The Misfit Foods Net Worth?

Misfit Foods’ net worth is estimated at $6 million.

Phil has been successful in expanding his company to different cities and people are getting very positive reviews about this product.

Phil’s Finest Companies is currently headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, US, and currently employs over 20 employees.

After Shark Tank, the company was featured in Forbes 30 Under 30, Good Morning America, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Nosh, and Fast Company.

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