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Restaurant Startup serves up the reality!
July 29th, 2014 under CNBC. [ Comments: none ]

Restaurant Startup is unlike any other reality show on television and you will want make a reservation for this show on CNBC Prime tonight at 10p.
Each week Tim Love and Joe Bastianich listen to two restaurant pitches. Whichever one they like better, they will give the winner $7.500 and 36 hours to turn their dream into a reality. If they think that they have what it takes to open a place of their own, then one of the renowned chefs invests their own money in them.
Every Tuesday night, you will see the real emotions of people as they get to see their hard work finally pay off. And real reality is something that Bastianich was going for. Recently on a conference call he told me, “I think that the show replicates reality in a really real way” Then he added, “I think that that’s an interesting thing to point out about the show, that it puts the reality back in reality television because it’s not like a bunch of stage horsesh!t, you know. It’s like real people making real food in a real situation and we’re investing real money.” Something his wife didn’t find out until the show’s premiere. Unlike Tim Love’s wife who knew about it in advance and was supportive of her husband.
This is just one of the things that both man do differently. but there is one thing they agree about. When I asked both of them to describe the other one, they both concurred they have different perspectives on almost everything, and that makes things better for the show. Even though they don’t see eye to eye on things, they both respect each other very much.
They want you to respect their show. As Joe explained, it’s more than just a reality show, you also get an education about the restaurant business. He says, we will learn things like, “What does your food cost needs to be what’s your gross margin, what is the labor cost, how do you make sufficient margin in the restaurant? Where does the profit come from?”
I know for me it has changed the way I eat out. It makes me respect all that these restaurant owners go through.
So tune in for a reality show that is unlike any other and yet so scrumptious to watch.


Dine in with Restaurant Startup tonight!
July 8th, 2014 under CNBC. [ Comments: none ]

Tonight at 10p on CNBC Prime, Restaurant Startup debuts and you will want to make a weekly reservation for this reality show.
Each week MasterChef’s Joe Bastianich and Texas restaurant owner, Tim Love, will hear two different groups of people pitch them an idea for a specialty restaurant. After they explain to them what makes their eatery different than all of the others, they will then tell the two Chefs how much they would like them invest in to their idea.
Once Joe and Tim hear about both of their startups, they decide which one they want to learn more about. They will give that group $7,500 and 36 hours to make their dream a reality. They will convert a space into a working a restaurant and serve the food they will have on their menu if their dream were to come true. As they prepare for the opening, Pastry Chef Waylynn Lucas, will consult them along the way.
When the 36 hours are up, ready or not, it is time for the restaurant to get its true test. Once all the diners have been served, it is time for Joe and Tim to get their meals.
If Joe and Tim love what they see and eat, then they will make an offer to the potential restaurant owners. Both Chefs are using their own money to invest in these restaurants, so they really have to like what they see and taste. Especially since Tim’s wife and family know he is using their money to open up these places. Joe’s wife, on the other hand, is in for a surprise tonight because, last week on a conference call, he told me he hasn’t told her about that part of it yet. Wait until she finds out how much money they are using out of their pockets on this show.
And when it comes to this show, it is like Shark Tank, but better. Because not only do the contestants pitch their idea, we get to see if their dream can truly be a reality. It is only then that Joe and Tim will put their own dough into someone else’s dough.
So you get to see their excitement and nervousness as they go in and pitch their idea, their anxiety as they try to make their dream become a reality, and finally their nervousness again, but in a different way, as they find out if they will actually have a restaurant startup to call their own.
Besides seeing a lot of raw food on this show, you will be seeing a lot of raw emotion. It’s not like anything else you see on TV, and because of that it is something that is very enjoyable to watch. So tune in tonight and every Tuesday at 10p to find out about the next big culinary masterpiece that might be coming to a place near you.



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