Featured in an episode of CNN’s “Small Business Success,” the FruitGuys are a perfect example of how one simple idea can lead to a multi-million dollar business. In this brief news segment, we learn that founder and CEO Chris Mittelstaedt got the idea for the FruitGuys by reaching out to friends in San Francisco during the 90’s dot-com boom. He asked them for feedback, and many told him that they weren’t getting enough nutrition in their office environments.
The FruitGuys are proud to partner with local farmers all across the state of California. On June 13th, 2009, the public television show California Country featured The FruitGuys in an extended segment about healthy office snacks.
In April 2008, FruitGuys founder and CEO Chris Mittelstaedt visited Donny Deutch’s influential talk show The Big Idea to share his small business success story. In this inspiring segment, Mittelstaedt recounts his days as a 27-year-old courier working for $9.50 an hour at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. His boss — a 19-year-old spoiled slacker with an appetite for partying — would come to work with a hangover and snap at him to deliver faxes around the hotel. Mittelstaedt knew that he needed to make a change in his life.
We'd like to bring you this public service announcement from two courageous bananas. This crime-fighting team has been spreading a healthy gospel on the Las Vegas Strip. Why Las Vegas, you ask? Well, Sin City is America's still-beating heart for debauchery and poor life choices, which makes it the perfect candidate for a FruitGuys takeover.