Discussion in 'RadioIO' started by kryptonite, Dec 3, 2015.
Back9bbq was the old link.
Don't know if the company is still in business. I saw the episode of Shark Tank with Dave from Back9 pitching the chicken dip. No one was interested.
It sounded like Bubba had a falling out with Dave. Bubba made a quick comment on the air a while ago that he got screwed on the chicken dip deal. Other than that, Bubba hasn't talked about it.
I just found Dave Mealey's LinkedIn page. Under "Experience", it lists
Back 9 Dips
October 2009 – May 2014 (4 years 8 months)
They got shut down by the USDA
I'm sure that contributed to Back9 going out of business, but they were still in business for a while after that.
I know that Bubba said the guy from Back 9 was a dick and that he screwed him.
The only place that even serves Bubba's Chicken Dip now is Mikes Pizza at 49th and Ulmerton in Tampa.. Allegedly/Supposedly.
Ouch. Yeah, I wouldn't be shocked if there's some sort of Chicken Dip at Mike's. The reports of that place seem to be that the outside of the building and surrounding area seem to be a bit sketchy, but the food is good.
That's also the home of Ned's Meaty Mandingo with the side of Man Sauce. I wonder if Bubba re-purposed his Chicken Dip so it's no longer a Back 9 thing.
The funny thing about it being in Ohio? It was listed at one store in Cincinnati. Google Maps said there wasn't a store location there. Go figure.