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U of G students make a deal with a Dragon

Canadian BBQ Boys get what they were looking for on Dragons' Den
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University of Guelph students Matt McCoy, left, and Mike Sutton make a deal with Jim Treliving on Dragons' Den.

University of Guelph business students Matt McCoy and Mike Sutton were successful when they stepped into the Dragons' Den Thursday night.

The two Oakville natives made a deal with Boston Pizza mogul Jim Treliving on the popular CBC television show, getting exactly what they were seeking, $50,000 for a 10 per cent stake in their business Canadian BBQ Boys.

The seasonal business sees students from Niagara to Ottawa coming to people's homes to clean their barbecues at an average cost of $175.

Treliving expressed some concern about plans to take the business national so soon, but loved the idea and made the pair the offer, saying he should "grab you by the shirttails a bit."

"I'd love to be a part of your business," Treliving said. "Keep pounding, that's what you got to do."

Canadian BBQ Boys has operated the past three summers. Last summer it brought in $300,000.

The segment was filmed last spring.

McCoy and Sutton are still students at the U of G. 

 




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