I am Sue Sullivan and Reddit saved my sauce and rub company, Hot Squeeze. Tomorrow, I’m heading to Wal-Mart for my last, big pitch for distribution. Whatever happens, I wanted to say thank you for all your support and AMA! Helping me out with this...
As the title says, I’m Sue Sullivan and I founded a sauce and dry rub company called Hot Squeeze about nine years ago. My story is kind of a long one but to shorten it, I was once in 2,000+ grocery stores nationwide but had 90% or more of my profits taken by middlemen (distributors). I told Reddit my story and both your moral support and support in sales saved my company from going under. Now, thanks to a broker I met on Reddit, I have one last chance to get national distribution with Wal-Mart, who I’ll be pitching to tomorrow. And I have you guys to thank for that.
I’ve been thinking of a way to thank you guys that doesn’t come off as shilling my products, and I know a lot of you have been asking for an AMA — so here it is. Ask me about anything — not just business or food related stuff but about life and whatnot. I’m old and full of wisdom.
Oh, also, Lawrence Wu from WUJU hot sauce will be joining me as a guest on this AMA. Make sure to support them!
EDIT: I'm getting messages from people saying they really want to try out the product but the site is getting hugged to death. I have a backup Shopify site that is fully functional that you can find here.
EDIT 2: Once again, thank you so very much, guys. This was a lot of fun. Remember to support WUJU hot sauce -- it's delicious; trust me. E-mail me at [email protected], and I'll do my best to get back to you. Love you all so very, very much. Till next time. - Sue