The Best Montana-Made Hot Sauce Surprisingly Announces Business is For Sale
I will never forget my first encounter with Arthur Wayne Hot Sauce. It was an unexpected trip to "flavor town."
It was 2014 and I had recently put up some used baby gear on Facebook Marketplace. Simple things like a highchair, some "tummy time toys", a swing, etc. I had a person reach out to me interested in snagging some of the gear for his newborn. We arranged to meet at my apartment. When the guy showed up, he had a cardboard box under his arm. We started negotiating the prices of the items I had, and he asked me "Do you like hot sauce?" I immediately looked at him like "DUH! What do you got?" That is when he opened the box and presented me with my first bottle of Haba Haba Dime Sauce. I sampled the sauce and I swear I could see colors brighter. It blew my mind. I immediately went back to negotiating how many bottles of the hot sauce he would be willing to trade... That was the night I met the owner of Arthur Wayne Hot Sauce.
Fast forward 8 years later, and Arthur Wayne Hot Sauce can be found in grocery stores and restaurants all over Montana and all over the nation. The small business has truly grown from a small "mom and pop" operation to a borderline full-blown commercial operation. All because of one guy's obsession with hot peppers and a willingness to carve out a successful business.
(Side note: Thank you Arthur for all the advice you gave me on starting my own small business here in Montana. It really means a lot.)
Now, this popular Montana hot sauce company is looking to pass the spicy torch to someone else. Someone who is not only a fan of hot sauce but is also a true Montanan.
According to the Arthur Wayne Announcement on Facebook
The business is profitable and I’m asking $250,000 for it. We’ve sold over $200k annually and if the right company bought us out they could really blow this up!
8 years of business in Montana and multiple states across the nation. it’s well worth more.
There is a catch!
The business will NOT be sold to out-of-state investors or companies. Arthur Wayne wants to guarantee that the 12 recipes that are for sale remain a MONTANA-MADE product consistent with the Montana-themed brands they have developed.