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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Two Sister Entrepreneurs Took a Leap on Faith With Their Amazing Gourmet Sauces and Landed in the “Shark Tank”

— The episode on ABC’s hit reality show “Shark Tank” featuring savvy sisters, Jorrae and Kelly Beard, airs on October 28th —

Sister owners of Lulu Bang Sauces on ABC's Shark Tank

Kelly, Ashley and Jorrae Beard of Lulu Bang Sauces appear on an episode of ABC’s “Shark Tank”

Philadelphia, PA — Four and a half years ago, Jorrae Beard, originator of Joyce’s LuLu Bang, decided she was exhausted with her sauce options and decided to create a sauce of her own. Together with her eldest sister, Kelly Beard, the two have turned an amazing sauce into a business that has revolutionized the way people experience food.

Joyce’s LuLu Bang, affectionately named after their late mother Joyce Beard and late brother Michael “Lulu Bang” Beard, has gone from a sauce whipped up in a small kitchen to a growing household name that now has a chance in front of a national audience.

Joyce’s Lulu Bang Sauces are all guaranteed to enhance the flavor of any food, whether it’s fish, chicken, or beef, pasta, rice or salads. Crafted with the right combination of herbs and spices, Joyce’s Lulu Bang Sauces come in four distinct flavors: Asian Persuasion, BBQ Fusion, Bourbon Marinade, and It’s Just HOT. Each sauce has been tested against some of the best on the market and has received overwhelming responses from customers that LuLu Bang sauces are the absolute best on the market.

LuLu Bang owners, Kelly and Jorrae Beard, will present Joyce’s LuLu Bang to the panel of ABC’s hit reality show, Shark Tank, on October 28, 2016 at 9ET/8CT to seek capital investment. The sisters will pitch to investor panel, also known as the “Sharks”, which include fashion and branding expert Daymond John; technology innovator Robert Herjavec; billionaire and outspoken owner of the Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban; “Queen of QVC ” Lori
Greiner; and venture capitalist Kevin O’Leary.

The recipient of the 2015 and 2014 Emmy Award for Outstanding Structured Reality Program, the business-themed show returns to the ABC Television Network for its eighth season with 45,000 applicants applying hoping to appear. “We leaped out on faith,” stated CEO, Kelly Beard. “My team thought I was crazy when I said we were going down to Miami to pitch for Shark Tank. While I knew the odds were stacked against us, I had an unwavering determination and knew that if nothing else we would make an impression. Little did I know, we would make it through every round of eliminations and have the opportunity of a lifetime to pitch our products to the most influential entrepreneurs of our time.”

Of course, the sisters cannot divulge what happened during the show, or else ruin the surprise element for which Shark Tank is famous. But, unlike many food distribution companies, LuLu Bang has been in the hot seat before.

As one out of 800 manufacturers attending the Walmart Manufacturing Summit, Joyce’s LuLu Bang emerged one of 5 sauce companies with a northeast regional distribution deal. Also in Shoprite stores in the Philadelphia area, LuLu Bang is quickly becoming a household name.

Joyce’s Lulu Bang team will also host a “watch event” the night of the show at The Enterprise Center, located at 4548 Market Street, Phila, PA. Tickets can be obtained at EventBrite, search words, “Shark Tank Watch Party”.

All of the Sharks live tweet during each new episode so we’re encouraging everyone to grab a jar and sit down at the dinner table with LuLu Bang for dinner that night. They can then play along during our segment and ‘live tweet’ with each of the Sharks. Anyone tweeting should just hashtag #sharktank and #lulubang or #lulubangnation.

For more details and/or to purchase the gourmet sauces online, visit www.joyceslulubang.com

Also, follow them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/joycessoulfulcuisine), Twitter (@jLenaRae), and Instagram (@joyceslulubang).


Jazmine Smith

Ashley Beard