Restaurant Startup

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Restaurant Startup
GenreReality show
Created byChris Culvenor
StarringJoe Bastianich
Tim Love
Elizabeth Blau (season 3)
Waylynn Lucas (season 1)
Antonia Lofaso (season 2–3)
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes27
Production
Executive producer(s)Eden Gaha
Production company(s)Shine America
Release
Original networkCNBC
Original releaseJuly 8, 2014 –
March 2, 2016
External links
Website

Restaurant Startup is an American food competition series that aired for three seasons on CNBC, from 2014 to 2016. In the show, two judge-investors meet with aspiring chefs, taste their food, hear their concept and decide whom they want to support in their food career.[1] During the first two seasons, the judges-investors were celebrity restaurateurs Joe Bastianich and Tim Love. In the third season, the judges-investors were Bastianich, Love and Elizabeth Blau, with two of the three appearing in each episode.[2]

Each episode is divided into four parts: first, judges-investors choose among two competing pitches for a new restaurant. Then, the winning team gets $7,500, a location and various helpers to refine their restaurant idea (including logo design, decor, and menu) and turn the concept into a functioning restaurant in 36 hours. Then, customers are brought in and the team runs the restaurant over several hours. Finally, the team meets with the investors, and one or both of the investors may then make an investment offer.

The series premiered on July 8, 2014.[3] Its final episode aired on March 2, 2016.

Episodes[edit]

Season 1[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Episode title Original air date
1 1 "Exotic Eats, U.S. Currency" July 8, 2014
2 2 "A Truck Load of Money" July 15, 2014
3 3 "Cold Cash for Warm Bread" July 22, 2014
4 4 "Small Plate, Big Money" July 29, 2014
5 5 "Pasta-bilities for Investment" August 5, 2014
6 6 "Sweet Investment" August 12, 2014
7 7 "Comfort Food Cash-In" August 19, 2014
8 8 "The Best Ingredient for Investment" August 26, 2014

Season 2[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Episode title Original air date U.S. viewers
9 1 "Vision of Vietnamese" January 13, 2015 N/A
10 2 "The Comeback Cook" January 20, 2015 N/A
11 3 "Young Hustlers" January 27, 2015 524,000[4]
12 4 "Seconds, Please!" February 2, 2015 N/A
13 5 "From the Streets" February 10, 2015 N/A
14 6 "Movin' Out" February 17, 2015 441,000[5]
15 7 "The Ultimate Cockfight" February 24, 2015 N/A
16 8 "Pie vs. Pie" March 3, 2015 N/A
17 9 "Small Markets, Big Dreams" March 10, 2015 286,000[6]
18 10 "The Food of the Future" March 17, 2015 393,000[7]

Season 3[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Episode title Original air date U.S. viewers
19 1 "Raising the Stakes" January 6, 2016 399,000[8]
20 2 "A Star is Born" January 13, 2016 295,000[9]
21 3 "From the Ashes" January 20, 2016 251,000[10]
22 4 "Fast, Cheap, and Out of the Box!" January 27, 2016 385,000[11]
23 5 "A Place in the Sun" February 3, 2016 305,000[12]
24 6 "Late-night Munchies" February 10, 2016
25 7 "Cutting the Apron Strings" February 17, 2016
26 8 "Act Now, Before It's Too Late!" February 24, 2016
27 9 "Too Hot to Handle" March 2, 2016

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Starr, Michael (June 30, 2014). "'Restaurant Startup' great for your summer viewing menu". New York Post. Retrieved August 19, 2014.
  2. ^ "Restaurant Startup - Hosts". CNBC. CNBC. Retrieved February 4, 2016.
  3. ^ Menyes, Carolyn (July 8, 2014). "'Restaurant Startup' CNBC: Celebrity Chefs Joe Bastianich, Tim Love Discuss Real Life Stakes on New Food Reality Show". MStars News. Retrieved August 19, 2014.
  4. ^ Metcalf, Mitch. "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 25 Tuesday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 2.27.2015". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved March 19, 2015.
  5. ^ Metcalf, Mitch. "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 25 Tuesday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 2.17.2015". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved March 19, 2015.
  6. ^ Metcalf, Mitch. "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 25 Tuesday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 3.10.2015". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved March 19, 2015.
  7. ^ Metcalf, Mitch. "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 25 Tuesday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 3.17.2015". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved March 19, 2015.
  8. ^ Metcalf, Mitch. "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Update: 1.6.2016". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved January 28, 2016.
  9. ^ Metcalf, Mitch. "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Update: 1.13.2016". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved January 28, 2016.
  10. ^ Metcalf, Mitch. "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Update: 1.20.2016". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved January 28, 2016.
  11. ^ Metcalf, Mitch. "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 1.27.2016". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved January 29, 2016.
  12. ^ Metcalf, Mitch. "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 2.3.2016". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved February 4, 2016.

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