Connor Pastoor and Jillian Jaccard pitched their fashionable PartiePoche cell phone holder on the Shark Tank Holiday Special recently. While things didn't go well for them on air, they ended up selling their company for a tidy profit.
We spoke the other day about their pitch and their product for the Shark Tank Blog.
I eventually got around to asking them THE QUESTION:
"Do you put ketchup on your hot dogs?"
Connor's answer: "Well, I have been a vegetarian since the age of four, so I haven't had hot dogs for a long time. I have just started eating meat again. I consider myself somewhat of a foodie, so I was missing out on 70% of foods. Jillian has been helping with my 'conversion.' As for the original question, I recently went to Wurstkuche in Los Angeles and I had ketchup on my hot dog."
After commending Jillian on her encased meat missionary work with Connor, I asked her THE QUESTION too.
Jillian's answer: "Well, if it's a chicken-apple hot dog, I won't put ketchup on it, but for a 'classic' hot dog, yes, I do put ketchup on those."
A CHICKEN APPLE HOT DOG?!?!?! Only in LA! The young entrepreneurs may have it all together when it comes to business, and Jillian's efforts with Connor's re-indoctrination to carnivorous ways is a noble endeavor, but let's get serious guys! Putting ketchup on a hot dog is like using EBITDA to represent cash earnings: it might make things look pretty, but it's gonna leave a bad taste in your mouth!