‘Beyond the Tank’ review: Ry’s Ruffery, Plated, and Red Dress Boutique

Beyond the Tank -Tonight, the second episode of “Beyond the Tank” is bringing forth three different products from the past several seasons of “Shark Tank,” and at the same time trying co convince us that this actually works. We’re somewhat still torn on if it does. It’s almost like “The Voice”: You watch for the big surprises that come during the Blind Auditions, but it is a heck of a lot harder to get people invested once you get to the part where you know who the singers, or in this case the businesses, are.

Still, at least tonight we had three of the most interesting companies that we’ve seen over the course of the show’s run stop by to give us more information on where they are now. Just like with our “Shark Tank” reviews, we’ve also included more information for to check out the businesses themselves.

Red Dress Boutique – It was just several months ago that we first got to meet this company, and they were hugely successful. However, they have serious website problems, and they had many disagreements with Mark Cuban over what to do with it. We’d say that they should be trusting Mark, but it’s easier to have a snap judgment from the outside looking in. It may sound weird because we root for the business, but this was our favorite segment on the show so far. This is the first time we really feel like we have an ending to a tale is not predictable. It was all fighting for a website, which is still experiencing downtime as we write this (though to be fair, “Shark Tank” traffic surges are typically extreme).

Ry’s Ruffery – What’s interesting about this company (formerly Ryan’s Barkery) is that we’ve seen them featured at various times on the show already. Still, it’s a likable company, even thought this entire segment was pretty dull and ultimately just led to them realizing that they need to hire someone else. Didn’t we get this same story last week?

Plated – We have been to this website so many times, and we barely even remember that they were on the show. The product they offer is great! What we learned tonight is that the struggle here is mostly just in delivery and making money. Personally, we found this segment to be fascinating, mostly because it is an example that even with a business we know pretty well, there are still struggles that happen behind the scenes.

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