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After The Pandemic Paused Artist Tigo B's Career, He Opened A Vegan Restaurant In North Carolina

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people found themselves pivoting due to the unforeseen circumstances. In Tigo B’s case, the unexpected turn of events happened after he landed a deal with Universal Music Group. As the world slowed down though, so did things for musicians, which led the North Carolina native to ponder what to do while his music was temporarily paused. The brainstorming resulted in a successful business franchise.

May 5, 2023

These Founders Sold $250K Worth Of Vegan Burgers Online Within One Day After Securing A 'Shark Tank' Deal

After pitching their plant-based burger brand on season 12 of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” the founders of Everything Legendary lived up to their name. According to Black Enterprise, within 24 hours of the episode’s release, the brand landed a deal with Mark Cuban and sold $250,000 worth of burgers online. “This is a vegan, flavorful movement that we’re starting right now. And we’re revolutionizing the entire industry,” said Duane “Myko” Cheers, co-founder of Everything Legendary, in an interview with Live Kindly. “I believe that our product is better. You guys heard it on Shark Tank. All five sharks shared that this is the best plant-based burger they’ve ever had.” On the episode — which aired on Feb. 26 — Cheers along with Danita Claytor and Jumoke Jackson pitched their plant-based business to sharks Barbara Corcoran, Daymond John, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Grenier, and Mark Cuban. From there, the founders offered the Sharks a $300,000 investment opportunity in exchange for 10 percent of the...

Apr 19, 2021

HBCU Grads Found Vegan Burger Company to Educate the Black Community

Morgan State graduate Duane Myko, Bowie State alumna Danita Jones and Chef Jumoke Jackson recently launched Everything Legendary , a vegan burger business. According to BOTWC , co-founder Myko was inspired to create “a flavorful alternative to meat products” after his mother’s strict vegan diet helped her battle lupus for over 35 years. In 2019, he and his business partners put their money where their mouth is. “Our goal is to educate the community on the benefits of a healthy vegan lifestyle,” Myko said. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Everything Legendary™ (@go_legendary) The healthy burger company, which pivoted to nationwide delivery due to the pandemic, offers soy-free and gluten-free burgers in four flavors: classic burger, pepper jack, cayenne pepper, and cheddar. They also sell a signature sauce. Not only is Legendary serving customers right at their door; they’re also giving back to their old stomping grounds—HBCUs. View this post on Instagram A post shared by...

Jul 28, 2020