The Profit (TV series)

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The Profit
The Profit cnbc logo.png
Genre Reality show
Presented by Marcus Lemonis
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 57
Production
Executive producer(s) Amber Mazzola
Production company(s) Machete Productions
Release
Original network CNBC
Original release July 30, 2013 – present
Chronology
Related shows The Partner

The Profit is an American reality television show broadcast on CNBC. On each episode Marcus Lemonis offers struggling small businesses capital investment and his expertise in exchange for an ownership stake in the company. The series premiered on July 30, 2013.[1] The second season premiered on February 25, 2014. The second part of season 2 returned October 2014. After a successful season 2 with ratings going up +115% from last year’s first season, the third season premiered Tuesday May 12, 2015.[2][3]

Lemonis does not get paid by the production company nor do they help fund his investments on the show.[4] Occasional promotions for AT&T, Chase, and LegalZoom have appeared.

In Australia, the series airs on A&E.[5]

A 2016 spin-off, The Partner, featured Lemonis searching for a business partner to help run businesses featured in The Profit.[6]

“The Profit” returned for a fourth season on August 23, 2016, at 10PM ET/PT.[7]

A special titled The Profit in Cuba aired on November 15, 2016 which featured Lemonis travelling to Cuba to explore new business and entrepreneural opportunities in the country.[8] It was watched by 478,000 viewers.[9]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1[edit]

Episode Title Location Original Offer Outcome Date U.S. Viewers Follow-up
1 "1 800 Car Cash" New York City, NY $200,000 + licensing partnership,
1/3 of business
Deal
July 30, 2013 (2013-07-30) 254,000[10] S2, Ep2
S2, Ep18
S3, Ep9
2 "Jacob Maarse Florists" Pasadena, CA $100,000 for 25% of profits
No Deal
August 6, 2013 (2013-08-06) 173,000[10] S1, Ep6
S2, Ep18
3 "Planet Popcorn" Newport Beach, CA $200,000 for 50% of the business,
100% financial control
No Deal
August 13, 2013 (2013-08-13) 248,000[11] S2, Ep16
4 "Eco-Me" Pomona, CA $500,000 for 20% of the business
Deal
August 20, 2013 (2013-08-20) 248,000[12] N/A
5 "LA Dogworks" Los Angeles, CA $1,000,000 for 50% of the business,
full operational control
No Deal
August 27, 2013 (2013-08-27) 259,000[13] N/A
6 "Mr. Green Tea" Keyport, NJ $600,000 for 35% of the business
Deal
September 3, 2013 (2013-09-03) 314,000[14] S2, Ep18

Season 2[edit]

Episode Title Location Original Offer Outcome Date U.S. Viewers Follow-up
1 "Athans Motors" Morton Grove, IL $3,500,000 for 50% of the business
Deal
February 25, 2014 (2014-02-25) 439,000[15] S2, Ep18
2 "A. Stein Meat Products" Brooklyn, NY $1,000,000 for 50% of the business
Partial Deal
March 4, 2014 (2014-03-04) 441,000[16] S2, Ep18
3 "Michael Sena's Pro-Fit" Dyer, IN $50,000 for 50% of protein bar business,
$250,000 for 75% of gym business
Partial Deal
March 11, 2014 (2014-03-11) 488,000[17] S2, Ep18
4 "WorldWide Trailers" Tampa, FL $700,000 for 50% of the business
No Deal
March 18, 2014 (2014-03-18) 497,000[18] S2, Ep18
5 "Skullduggery" Anaheim, CA $1,100,000 for 30% of the business,
full financial control
No Deal
March 25, 2014 (2014-03-25) 537,000[19] N/A
6 "Sweet Pete's" Jacksonville, FL $750,000 for 50% of the business
Deal
April 1, 2014 (2014-04-01) 577,000[20] S2, Ep18
S3, Ep9
7 "Amazing Grapes" Orange Country, CA $300,000 for 51% of the business,
25% for staff
Deal
April 8, 2014 (2014-04-08) 590,000[21] N/A
8 "Key West Key Lime Pie Co." Key West, FL $450,000 for 51% of the business
Deal
April 15, 2014 (2014-04-15) 594,000[22] S3, Ep2
9 "Courage.b" Greenwich, CT $800,000 for 30% of the business
Deal
October 14, 2014 (2014-10-14) 536,000[23] S3, Ep9
10 "Artistic Stitch" Queens, NY $660,000 for 50% of the business,
full financial control forever
Partial Deal
October 21, 2014 (2014-10-21) 702,000[24] S3, Ep2
11 "Swanson's Fish Market" Fairfield, CT $1,000,000 for purchase of the building,
0% of the business
No Deal
October 28, 2014 (2014-10-28) 594,000[25] N/A
12 "Unique Salon & Spa" Long Island, NY $250,000 for 20% of the salon business,
51% of the product line
Deal
November 4, 2014 (2014-11-04) 514,000[26] S3, Ep2
13 "West End Coffee Company" Greenville, SC $200,000 for 51% of the business
No Deal
November 11, 2014 (2014-11-11) 640,000[27] N/A
14 "Coopersburg Sports" Coopersburg, PA $630,000 for 30% of the business + 3% royalty
Deal
November 18, 2014 (2014-11-18) 586,000[28] S3, Ep2
15 "Shuler's BBQ" Latta, SC $500,000 for 40% of biscuit distribution,
40% of restaurant business
Deal
November 25, 2014 (2014-11-25) 579,000[29] N/A
16 "ASL Sign Sales & Service" Surfside Beach, SC No offer made N/A December 2, 2014 (2014-12-02) 647,000[30] N/A
17 "My Big Fat Greek Gyro" McMurray, PA $350,000 for 55% of the business
Deal
December 9, 2014 (2014-12-09) 748,000[31] S3, Ep20
18 "A Progress Report" N/A N/A N/A December 16, 2014 (2014-12-16) 743,000[32] N/A

Season 3[edit]

Episode Title[33] Location Original Offer Outcome Date U.S. Viewers Follow-up
1 "SJC Drums" Southbridge, MA $400,000 for 33% of the business
Deal
May 12, 2015 (2015-05-12) 408,000[34] N/A
2 "Progress Reports" N/A N/A N/A May 19, 2015 (2015-05-19) 398,000[35] N/A
3 "Tonnie's Minis" New York City, NY $125,000 for 25% of the company
Deal
May 26, 2015 (2015-05-26) 442,000[36] N/A
4 "Standard Burger" Staten Island, NY $130,000 for 30% of the company
Deal
June 2, 2015 (2015-06-02) 741,000[37] S3, Ep14
5 "Fuelfood" West Palm Beach, FL $300,000 for 51% of the company
No Deal
June 16, 2015 (2015-06-16) 450,000[38] N/A
6 "Grafton Furniture" Miami, FL $1,500,000 for 45% of the company,
full financial control
Deal
June 23, 2015 (2015-06-23) 708,000[39] S4, Ep7
7 "Precise Graphix" Emmaus, PA $270,000 for 33.3% of the company +
100% control over all decisions
Deal
June 30, 2015 (2015-06-30) 690,000[40] N/A
8 "The Lano Company" Kansas City, MO $500,000 for 30% of the company
Deal
July 7, 2015 (2015-07-07) 612,000[41] N/A
9 "A Progress Report #3" N/A N/A N/A July 14, 2015 (2015-07-14) 526,000[42] N/A
10 "Bentley's Corner Barkery" Chicago metro area, IL $400,000 for 40% +
$1.3M for acquisitions
Deal
October 28, 2015 (2015-10-28) 1,922,000[43] N/A
11 "Blues Jean Bar" San Francisco, CA $900,000 for 50% of the business
Deal
November 10, 2015 (2015-11-10) 489,000[44] N/A
12 "Kensington Garden Rooms" Hilmar, CA $150,000 for 12%,
10% to staff
Deal
November 17, 2015 (2015-11-17) 622,000[45] N/A
13.1 "Da Lobsta" Chicago, IL $210,000 for 51% of the business
No Deal
November 24, 2015 (2015-11-24) 505,000[46] N/A
13.2 "Betty's Pie Whole" Encinitas, CA $75,000 for 25% of the business
Deal
November 24, 2015 (2015-11-24) 505,000[47] N/A
14 "Showdown at Standard Burger" Staten Island, NY N/A N/A December 1, 2015 (2015-12-01) 710,000[48] N/A
15 "Wick'ed" Burbank, CA $200,000 for 33% of the business
Deal
December 8, 2015 (2015-12-08) 667,000[49] N/A
16 "Kota Longboards" Denver, CO $300,000 for 40% of the business
No Deal
December 15, 2015 (2015-12-15) 356,000[50] N/A
17 "Vision Quest" Ronkonkoma, NY $375,000 for 50% of the business
Deal
January 5, 2016 (2016-01-05) 540,000[51] N/A
18 "Inkkas Shoes" Brooklyn, NY $750,000 for 51% of the business
Deal
January 19, 2016 (2016-01-19) 605,000[52] N/A
19 "240sweet" Colombus, IN $100,000 for 46% of the business
No Deal
January 26, 2016 (2016-01-26) 697,000[53] N/A
20 "Farmgirl Flowers" San Francisco, CA $1,000,000 for 20% of the business &
$500,000 Credit for Facilities
No Deal
February 2, 2016 (2016-02-02) 679,000[54] N/A
21 "Growing Pains at Mr. Green Tea" Keyport, NJ N/A N/A February 9, 2016 (2016-02-09) 577,000[55] N/A
22 "A Progress Report #4" N/A N/A N/A February 16, 2016 (2016-02-16) 668,000[56] N/A

Season 4[edit]

Episode Title Location Original Offer Outcome Date[57] U.S. Viewers
1 "Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour Restaurants" Southern CA $750,000 for 51% of the business
Deal
August 23, 2016 (2016-08-23) 530,000[58]
2 "DiLascia" Los Angeles, CA $200,000 for 50% of the business
Deal
August 30, 2016 (2016-08-30) 452,000[59]
3 "The Soup Market" Milwaukee, WI $315,000 for 50% of the business
No Deal
September 6, 2016 (2016-09-06) 542,000[60]
4 "Flex Watches" Los Angeles, CA $400,000 for 40% of the business
Deal
September 13, 2016 (2016-09-13) 488,000[61]
5 "Honest Foods" Chicago, IL $300,000 for 33% of the business
Deal
September 20, 2016 (2016-09-20) 406,000[62]
6 "Murchison-Hume" Los Angeles, CA $250,000 for 30% of the business and
70% of the trademark "Best in Show"
No Deal
September 27, 2016 (2016-09-27) 437,000[63]
7 "Pacific Hospitality" Los Angeles, CA $300,000 for 40% of the business
(together with Grafton Furniture)
Deal
October 4, 2016 (2016-10-04) 384,000[64]
8 "Tea2Go" Texas $350,000 for 70% of the business
Deal
October 11, 2016 (2016-10-11) 532,000[65]
9 "Bowery Kitchen Supplies" New York, NY $350,000 for 40% of the business. Counteroffer of $350,000 for 33%
Deal
October 18, 2016 (2016-10-18) 436,000[66]
10 "Los Gemelos" Port Chester, NY $150,000 for 1/3 of a new business entity, owner gets 1/3 of the new business, 1/3 to George Lopez (for his endorsement & referral)
Deal
November 22, 2016 (2016-11-22) 466,000[67]
11 "Susana Monaco" Passaic, NJ $600,000 for 50% of the business
Deal
November 29, 2016 (2016-11-29) 475,000[68]
12 "Swim by Chuck Handy" North Miami Beach, FL $600,000 for 55% of the business
Deal
June 6, 2017 (2017-06-06) 431,000[69]
13 "Windward Board Sports" Chicago, IL $500,000 for 50% of the business
Deal
June 13, 2017 (2017-06-13) 399,000[70]

See also[edit]

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