Lynnae Schneller is an American entrepreneur and businesswoman. She was born on May 26, 1983. She is best known as the founder and head of the company Lynnae’s Gourmet Pickles in Tacoma, Washington in the United States of America. Lynnae graduated from Central Washington University in the year 2005. Her degree was in Kinesiology and Exercise Science. After graduation, she worked as an account executive or manager at Enterprise Fleet Management. She continued the job for four years. After that, she became self employed and found Lynnae’s Gourmet Pickles. In 2015, Lynnae started the Chick fil A Franchise.
Lynnae Schneller is a self-made businesswoman. Her hard work and passion have helped her accumulate quite a good fortune. In calculating her assets, Lynnae Schneller’s net worth is approximately $1000,000.
Lynnae’s Gourmet Pickles
Lynnae Schneller and Aly Cullinae together started the company, Lynnae’s Gourmet Pickles. They are not only business partners but also sisters-in-law. Lynnae wanted to bring her grandmother’s pickle recipe to the world. In honor of Lynnae’s grandmother, they renamed the company from Lynnae’s Gourmet Pickles to Mrs. Pickles in September 2015. They sold their brand in over 3000 stores around the country.
Appearance in Shark Tank
Shark Tank is ABC’s (American Broadcasting Company) superhit television series which gives a great opportunity to budding entrepreneurs to find big investments. The show has won the prestigious Emmy Awards four times in a row. Lynnae’s Gourmet Pickles was featured in the fifth season (504th episode) of the show. But they got no deals from the show. The price they asked for was $125,000 for 20% equity. Their business has started in 2011 and saw immediate success. Lynnae and her partner Aly pointed out the importance of specialized foods and their growing market value. They wanted to improve their production process so they were looking for a shark to invest in. Lynnae and Aly also gave two of their best flavors in the show to taste. The sharks asked them about their sales and the cost. In the previous year, Lynnae and Aly sold 36,000 jars of pickles for $144,000. Each jar cost $1.93 to create and retailed for $6.99. The wholesale price was roughly $4.00. Some stores demand their product, but Lynnae and Aly admitted they don’t have the funds to fill orders.
The shark Barbara was impressed by their product. She asked them to tell how they market their product and where does their product sells. They replied that their brand is available in 26 states and over 200 places. They used the country’s largest specialized food wholesaler. Lynnae and Aly had conducted an annual pickle hunt in their city and it made their brand popular. But the sharks were confused about why should they make an investment and what is the specialty of marketing pickles alone. So Lynnae and Aly got no investments from the sharks. The sharks admired the passion of the two women and their creativity.
As of 2019, Chick-fil-A is the third big restaurant in America, only McDonald’s and Starbucks surpassing them. They had sales above 10 billion dollars. Their chicken sandwich has found its way to the heart of food lovers very quickly. The other high-end fast-food restaurants were pressured to add chicken sandwiches to their menu in order to keep up with Chick-fil-A.
In 2015, Lynnae Schneller started a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Tacoma. Lynnae was already popular with her appearance in Shark Tank and their annual participation in pickle hunts. Lynnae and her husband were always looking for franchise opportunities, but they couldn’t find the right one. The Chick-fil-A franchise was the best choice for them. Lynnae loved to build her business from the ground. Lynnae couldn’t handle both Lynnae’s Gourmet Pickles and Chick-fil-A together. So she handed over the daily responsibilities of Lynnae’s Gourmet Pickles to her business partner Aly Cullinane. Lynnae Schneller shifted her focus more into the Chick-fil-A restaurant.
Chick-fil-A is loved by the customers for its friendly customer service and authentic taste in chicken burgers. They ensure high quality in the food they serve. Chick-fil-A restaurants are usually crowded and there will be a queue of at least 15 people at any hour of the day.