The dream began in January 2017 with two Crock-Pots and a stall named the Bang Shack at the Yellow Green Farmers Market in Hollywood. On Sunday food entrepreneur Jason Hadley of Boca Raton and his “world famous chicken bang dip” hit the big time of the small screen with an appearance on ABC’s “Shark Tank.”
The five sharks — as the star investor panelists are known — liked the dip. They loved Hadley’s infectious enthusiasm and outsize personality. But they were spooked that he didn’t have a commercial kitchen nor packaging and shipping mechanisms set up. So they didn’t bite on Hadley’s proposed deal — $80,000 for a 20 percent stake in the company.
“Congrats … great product,” billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said on the show. “I’m a huge Jason fan, but I’m out.”