‘Beyond the Tank’ preview: Oilerie, Scrach & Grain Baking Co., Happy Feet, and Treasure Chest Pets

Last week, “Beyond the Tank” made a little bit of an under-the-radar return to ABC, replacing the canceled “Of Kings and Prophets” on the schedule. The show will be airing once more on Tuesday, and there are some products featured that you are certainly familiar with … and also one that you may not have heard of, since there really aren’t too many people who remember things from the show’s first season. (We certainly do not.)

Take a look at the synopsis below for some details on the products featured and what to expect:

“Robert Herjavec and Louisville, Kentucky-based Pat Yates meet with executives from DreamWorks to try and land a major licensing deal for Happy Feet, the season five plush-animal-shaped slippers and footwear company.

“In season one, Daymond John invested in New Orleans, Louisiana-based Lisa Lloyd’s Treasure Chest Pets, a plush toy with secret compartments for kids to store valuables, but neither of them anticipated how the recession would impact the business.

“After Taya Geiger and Leah Tutin from Portland, Oregon made their deal with Barbara Corcoran in season six for Scratch & Grain, baking kits with homemade ingredients, they realized they had problems with how production was handled.

“Curt Campbell from Egg Harbor, Wisconsin was upset when he didn’t get a deal during season six for Oilerie, a gourmet self-serve olive oil franchise. How did he cope with keeping his dream alive to open up a franchise business?”

In talking more about Treasure Chest Pets, we imagine that it must have been much harder for those season 1 companies to come out of the Tank feeling extremely great about their long-term viability as opposed to some sense then. It really wasn’t until season 3 when the show started to surge in popularity, and social media use is also so much more prevalent now than it was. There were more instant struggles then.

Meanwhile, the sneak peek below shows you a remarkable story about how Scratch & Grain saw their business change almost immediately after the show … and the same goes for one of the entrepreneurs’ personal lives.

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