Mutt’s Sauce hitting DLM shelves in time for Super Bowl

November 6, 2018

Dayton’s own Mutt’s Sauce is hitting the shelves of Dorothy Lane Markets next year, just in time for Super Bowl Sunday.

Veteran entrepreneur and Mutt’s Sauce founder Charlynda Scales shared the news within a week of announcing that Mutt’s Sauce will also be hitting southwest Ohio Kroger shelves in spring 2019.

Two flavors of Mutt’s Sauce, original and sweet & spicy, will be available at all Dorothy Lane Market locations Jan. 6, 2019.

All four flavors of Mutt’s Sauce will hit shelves of about 60 Kroger stores in Dayton and Cincinnati in May 2019.

“It’s exciting, and definitely a testament to my team,” she said. “I’m happy to be able to finally provide a lot of locations for people to pick up their favorite sauce.”

Charlynda will be launching an online cooking show — Cooking with Mutt’s Sauce — on YouTube within the next month to help customers learn how to cook with “the sauce for every meal.” She filmed the first episode last week.

Her advice for other food businesses? Put in the work where you are.

“People notice when you’re working hard to grow your company,” Charlynda said. “You try and try and try, and suddenly you get the email.”

The veteran entrepreneur was stationed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base when she received her late grandfather’s secret sauce recipe in 2013. Charlie “Mutt” Ferrell Jr., namesake of Charlynda’s company, was also a veteran, serving in the Korean & Vietnam wars.

Charlynda launched Mutt’s Sauce after connecting with a mentor through the Dayton chapter of SCORE, a nonprofit organization that provides free services to small business owners and entrepreneurs.