Tzatziki dip and grilled pita bread chips with seasoning on a wooden cutting board
Where Is Back 9 Chicken Dips From Shark Tank Today?
By Stacie Adams
After David Mealey started Back 9 Catering with his wife Nique, they paired with radio DJ Bubba the Love Sponge to develop Bubba's Back 9 Chicken Dips, whose dips were akin to "a chicken wing on a chip." The couple wanted to boost the production capacity of this product, which led them to the high-intensity pitch room of the "Shark Tank."
The Mealeys requested a $150,000 investment from the Sharks in exchange for 15% of their business, and while most claim to enjoy the flavor, the Sharks can't help but joke about "chicken Slurpees" due to the consistency of the dip. Ultimately, Robert Herjavec and Greiner paired up to offer a $150,000 investment for 25%, and the Mealeys agreed.
However, Back 9 Chicken Dips' success was short-lived as the business hit a major roadblock in 2013 when it failed to disclose that it contained anchovies, a known allergen, and the USDA recalled about 112,00 pounds of the product. As the website is now defunct and the Twitter account hasn't been updated since 2014, it seems Back 9 Chicken Dips is no more.