CNBC's 'The Profit' Updates

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This is where I will keep updated information for the businesses that have appeared on CNBC's The Profit.  This will be continually updated, so feel free to bookmark it and share it with others.

There are relevant links to the business updates from this site, and it also states whether the business is still open and if Marcus Lemonis is still invested in the business

I have kept comments available on this page, so if you see anything I may have missed or have any updates regarding a business status, feel free to leave a comment or Email Us.



Season 1


Episode Business City Status Comments
1 Car Cash New York, NY Business - Open
Marcus - In
This business is still open and has expanded to over 100 locations in the US. Provides a lot of cars to Automatch USA (Season 2)
2 Jacob Maarse Florists Pasadena, CA Business - Open
Marcus - Out
The business is still open, but no deal was made on the episode.  Marcus was able to get his money back in August 2013 and confirmed with this tweet.
3 Planet Popcorn Anaheim, CA Business - Open
Marcus - Out
The business is still open, but lost their contract with Disney and no longer has kiosks there due to mentioning Disney on the show. Marcus invested $40k in a follow up episode, to apparently help their web business. Marcus also gave them their domain name (Tweet).
4 Eco-Me Pasadena, CA Business - Open
Marcus - Out
Marcus is no longer involved with Eco-me  (Tweet) and he sold his position.  Eco-me was strategically acquired by Kittrich Corporation in March 2014. Products are also available on Amazon.
5 LA Dogworks Los Angeles, CA Business - Open
Marcus - Out
No deal was reached on this episode.  The business is still open. The business responds to reviews on Yelp, and some responses bash The Profit. There are some pretty entertaining responses
6 Mr. Green Tea Keyport, NJ Business - Open
Marcus - In
Still open and still goes by Mr. Green Tea.  The warehouse is complete. Partnered with Crumbs Bake Shop to offer a Crumbs Ice Cream line.  Marcus said the product was to be sold in Walmart, but the deal didn't work out. More detailed update.



Season 2


Episode Bar Name City Status Comments
1 Athans Motors Renamed Automatch USA Chicago, IL Business - Open
Marcus - In
Still open and has opened 9 new locations.  A lot of the inventory (Around 60%) is bought from 1-800-Car-Cash from season 1 of the show, which Marcus also invested in.
2 A. Stein Meat Products Brooklyn, NY Business - Sold
Marcus - Out
Business was foreclosed and then sold. Still operating with different owners.  A. Stein refused to give the Brooklyn Burger brand to Marcus, so he sued them.  Most of the lawsuit was dismissed, and one count was reached out of court. Detailed information about the lawsuit
3 Tina & Michael Sena's Pro-Fit Dyer, IN Business - Open
Marcus - In
Still open and Tina's protein bars (Pro-Fit) are available at GNC and other stores.
4 Worldwide Trailers Tampa, FL Business - Open
Marcus - Out
A deal with Marcus wasn't made on this episode. Still open and they actually took Marcus's advice such as moving the business to Georgia.
5 Skullduggery Anaheim, CA Business - Open
Marcus - Out
Peter and Steve were unable to cut a deal with NASCAR and did not want to give up financial control to Marcus, so he walked away.  Marcus was able to return the expensive 3D printer he bought this episode.
6 Sweet Pete's Jacksonville, FL Business - Open
Marcus - In
Marcus is a 50% owner and bought a mansion in downtown Jacksonville for $500,000 and spent $2.3 million renovating it.  This now houses Sweet Pete's and has been a Jacksonville attraction. Currently expanding and acquired a business in Lake Forest, IL to convert into a Sweet Pete's (Link). Sales increased to approx. $4 million in first year of partnership with Marcus.
7 Amazing Grapes Rancho Santa Margarita, CA Business - Open
Marcus - In
Still Open with a lot of great reviews on Yelp.  Marcus maintains a 51% ownership stake.
8 Key West Key Lime Pie Company Key West, FL Business - Open
Marcus - In
Still open with a lot of good online reviews. Also sells a lot of pies through their website. Partnered with Crumbs Bakery to offer frozen Key Lime pie bars. Marcus also gave Tami 25% stake in the company.
  9 courage.b Greenwich, CT Business - Open
Marcus - In
Still open with 6 locations in the US. There are plans to expand to more locations in 2015 such as Lake Shore, IL. All locations underwent renovations/remodeling and product lines were updated.
10 Artistic Stitch Queens, NY Business - Open
Marcus - Out
Still open, but the business is not listed on Marcus's website. Sal and Nick paid themselves salary which wasn't negotiated.  Marcus cut ties after none of the money invested was used to pay landlord past rent
11 Swanson's Fish Market Fairfield, CT Business - Open
Marcus - Out
No deal was made on the show and he let them keep the $17k worth of equipment.  The daughter of the business owners wrote a long message on their website bashing the show and trying to explain some things from their side.
12 Unique Salon & Spa Long Island, NY Business - Open
Marcus - In
Still open and both the salon and the hair care line "Erika Cole by Raquel" seem to be doing well.
13 West End Coffee Company Greenville, SC Business - Open
Marcus - Out
Still open and Rebecca was fired and her name was taken off the company website.
14 Coopersburg Sports Coopersburg, PA Business - Open
Marcus - In
Still open and has expanded into more product lines with Coopersburg Products LLC.  They appear to have licenses with the NCAA, NFL and NASCAR
15 Shuler's BBQ Latta, SC Business - Open
Marcus - In
Still open and have very positive online reviews.  They have made additions to the building to make it larger. They had to replace the American Flag with a new one after a rough winter.
16 ASL Sign Sales & Service Surfside Beach, SC Business - Open
Marcus - Out
Marcus didn't reach a deal with this business, but they still remain open and keep an up-to-date Facebook page.
17 My Big Fat Greek Gyro Renamed - The Simple Greek Mt. Lebanon, PA Business - Open
Marcus - In
They are still open with positive reviews on Yelp.  They have 3 locations in PA and 1 location opening soon in IL.  On the show they had 5 franchise locations in PA, so they appear to have lost 2. They appear to still be franchising as well.




Season 3

Episode Business City Status Comments
1 SJC Custom Drums Southbridge, MA Business - Open
Marcus - In
Still open with a very loyal following. Still offers the Good, Better, Best drum kits - More Detailed Update.
2 Update Episode Multiple N/A Updates on Coopersburg Sports, Key Lime Pie Co., Artistic Stitch, and Unique Salon & Spas - More Detailed Update for each of these businesses.
3 Tonnie's Minis Inwood, NY Business - Open
Marcus - In
Inwood location is still open and they are looking to expand. Working on launching other minis such as danishes, cookies, muffins. More Detailed Update.
4 Standard Burger Staten Island, NY Business - Open
Marcus - In
Still open with some complaints about high prices.  The building Standard Burger in is listed for sale. More Detailed Update. Marcus will own most of the future sites if they decide to expand
5 Fuel Food West Palm Beach, FL Business - Open
Marcus - Out
Still open with a lot of complaints about food, customer service, and trouble with canceling plans.  An investor was supposedly involved in a Ponzi scheme.  More Detailed Update.
6 Grafton Furniture Miami, FL Business - Open
Marcus - In
Still open and a new furniture line was created called The American Dream. A warehouse was purchased for a new factory.  More Detailed Update.
7 Precise Graphix Emmaus, PA Business - Open
Marcus - In
Still open and have expanded their reach across the country and hired 8 additional workers. Looking for a larger facility.  More Detailed Update.
8 The Lano Company Kansas City, MO Business - Open
Marcus - In
Still open and has rebranded as Pure Lano.  However the other websites are still active.  More Detailed Update.

Season 4

Episode Business City Status Comments
1 Bentley's Corner Barkery Chicago, IL Business - Open
Marcus - In
This business is still open and currently has 7 locations, and soon to be 8 locations in the Chicago area. Acquisition from show went through for 7 more locations bringing the total to 15. More Detailed Update.
2 Blues Jean Bar - Renamed Denim & Soul Chicago, IL Business - Open
Marcus - In
This business is still open and has kept the new name Denim & Soul.  They currently have 4 locations and 2 more coming soon. More Detailed Update.
3 Kensington Garden Rooms El Dorado Hills, CA Business - Open
Marcus - In
This business is still open and Kab is still part of the ownership.  Gazebos at 1 local True Value. More Detailed Update.
4 Da Lobsta Chicago, IL Business - Open
Marcus - Out
This business is still open and has 2 locations as well as a food truck.  Marcus walked out on this deal. More Detailed Update.
4 Betty's Pie Whole Encinitas, CA Business - Open
Marcus - In
This Betty's Pie Whole location is still open and it the Elizbethan Desserts location was closed for some time, but reopened.   More Detailed Update.
5 Wick'ed Candle Company - Renamed Biren & Company Los Angeles, CA Business - Open
Marcus - In
The business is still open and a new web page has been launched. Offers a Sweet Pete's (season 2) line of candles.  More Detailed Update.
6 KOTA Longboards Denver, CO Business - Open
Marcus - Out
The business is still open and Marcus walked out on the deal.  The prices of the longboards are still over $300.  More Detailed Update.
7 Vision Quest Lighting Ronkonkoma, NY Business - Open
Marcus - In
The business is still open and provided lights for Sweet Pete's (season 2) Chicago location. Could work with Precise Graphix (season 3)  More Detailed Update.
8 Inkkas Brooklyn, NY Business - Open
Marcus - In
The business is still open and Marcus has been getting his followers to provide feedback on shoe designs.  More Detailed Update.
9 240sweet Columbus, IN Business - Open
Marcus - Out
The business is still open and had positive reviews on Yelp before the episode. Marcus walked on the deal after realizing he was being used. Their Facebook page was bombarded with negative comments after the show aired.  More Detailed Update.
10 Farmgirl Flowers San Francisco, CA Business - Open
Marcus -Out
The business is still open and has positive online reviews and has been featured in a few recent business articles. Marcus didn't invest as Christina's demands were too high.  More Detailed Update.

Season 5

Episode Business City Status Comments
1Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour Restaurants Buena Park, CA Business - Open
Marcus - In
Farrell's is still open and has closed two locations since filming (Sacramento & Rancho Cucamonga). Changes implemented by Marcus Lemonis will be rolled out after the show airs. More Detailed Update.
2Dilascia Los Angeles, CA Business - Open
Marcus - In
Business is still open and the physical store is still closed. Has a The Profit collection on their website and plans to launch a women's line.  More Detailed Update.
3The Soup Market Milwaukee, WI Business - Open
Marcus - Out
Business is still open with five locations. Marcus walked out due to issues with owner Dave.  More Detailed Update.
4Flex Watches Los Angeles, CA Business - Open
Marcus - In
Business is still open and the website design from the episode is live. Owners have appeared on other reality TV shows. More Detailed Update.
5Honest Foods Chicago, IL Business - Open
Marcus - In
Business is still open and the food trucks are available for private events. More Detailed Update.
6Murchison Hume Los Angeles, CA Business - Open
Marcus - Out
Business is still open and Marcus walked out on them. The labels on the products remain the same. More Detailed Update.
7Pacific Hospitality Design Los Angeles, CA Business - Open
Marcus - In
Business is still open and they are still partners with Grafton Furniture. More Detailed Update.
8Tea 2 Go - Renamed American Tea and Spice Dallas, TX Business - Open
Marcus - In
Business is still open and there is only one location that has re-branded as American Tea and Spice. More Detailed Update.
9Bowery Kitchen Supplies New York, NY Business - Open
Marcus - In
Business is still open. More Detailed Update.
10Los Gemelos Port Chester, NY Business - Open
Marcus - In
The Los Gemelos location in Port Chester NY on the show has closed. Marcus created a line of Mexican food products which haven't hit shelves yet. More Detailed Update.
11Susana Monaco New York, NY Business - Open
Marcus - In
Susana Monaco is still open and is sold in many retailers online. More Detailed Update.

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