Simply Good Jars Wins $500,000 on ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’ Premiere

Simply Good Jars, the Philadelphia start-up that sells pre-made salads designed to stay fresh without preservatives, hasn’t yet made any money. And it had to overhaul its business model on the fly during the pandemic.

But that didn’t prevent Philadelphia chef Jared Cannon from receiving a $500,000 investment from two Shark Tank TV show heavyweights: billionaire Mark Cuban and marketing maven Lori Greiner, on the season premiere March 5.

Cannon introduced viewers to his convenient, healthier meals that also better the planet on ABC’s 12th season of Shark Tank. “At Simply Good Jars, we are revolutionizing the packaged salad to create simply delicious meals,” Cannon said during Friday’s episode.

Not only is salad his “favorite” meal to prepare, but Cannon wanted to create a healthy, convenient food option and hoped to reduce plastic waste with the reusable and recyclable jars.

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