Restaurant Startup

Restaurant Startup

Business & Finance3 SeasonsTVPG
Joe Bastianich, Tim Love, Antonia Lofaso
Two teams are selected to pitch their food ideas to investors and put their dreams to the test.
  • Exotic Eats, U.S. Currency
    Exotic Eats, U.S. Currency
    Episode 143 mins
    Joe Bastianich and Tim Love decide whether or not to invest in Kraken Congee in Seattle, Wash. or Ramy's Falafel Fusion in Portland, Ore.
  • A Truck Load of Money
    A Truck Load of Money
    Episode 243 mins
    Two women want to evolve their sexy Los Angeles burger food truck into something bigger that can be franchised; a San Francisco restaurant with a bacon themed menu.
  • Cold Cash For Warm Bread
    Cold Cash For Warm Bread
    Episode 343 mins
    A mother and daughter duo from Brooklyn, N.Y. want to reinvent the waffle cone with portable meals; a loveable pair of friends, from New Jersey want to turn their bakery concept into the next Starbucks.
  • Small Plate, Big Money
    Small Plate, Big Money
    Episode 443 mins
    A catering and farmer's market staple in the city; a Michelin-trained chef and his wife who want to transition their Mills & Co brand of high-quality charcuterie.
  • Pasta-bilities For Investment
    Pasta-bilities For Investment
    Episode 543 mins
    Two brothers who have a chickpea pasta concept called Banza; another team of brothers who are behind a pasta tasting-bar concept called Ravioli Revolution.
  • Sweet Investment
    Sweet Investment
    Episode 643 mins
    California natives have a hip idea for gourmet chocolates made with bacon; an engaged couple from Oakland, Calif. hope to sell their alcohol-infused marshmallows and brittle nationwide.
  • Comfort Food Cash-In
    Comfort Food Cash-In
    Episode 743 mins
    A pair of divas from Los Angeles claim to have the best mac 'n' cheese ever; a young couple burst onto the San Francisco food scene with made-to-order, hand-crafted doughnuts.
  • The Best Ingredient For Investment
    The Best Ingredient For Investment
    Episode 843 mins
    A chef and his wife create a successful snout-to-tail catering company; a small anchovy-themed pop-up is run by a recently divorced couple who want a more permanent location.
  • Visions of Vietnamese
    Visions of Vietnamese
    Episode 143 mins
    Bastianich and Love look to the East for delicious flavors and high profits; two young women impress the high-tech denizens of San Francisco at Rice Paper Scissors; the Lone Wolf food truck has a new American spin on classic Vietnamese banh mi.
  • The Comeback Cook
    The Comeback Cook
    Episode 243 mins
    The owner of an Atlanta food truck loses money in a Ponzi scheme; a chef that was forced to shutter his popular restaurant in order to pay for a lengthy custody battle.
  • Young Hustlers
    Young Hustlers
    Episode 343 mins
    An edgy Moroccan food catering company with dreams of conquering Manhattan; the funky creation of two sisters who think they make the best plant-based hot dog on the planet.
  • Seconds, Please!
    Seconds, Please!
    Episode 443 mins
    A Los Angeles deli where everything on the menu is roasted to perfection including their signature sliders; a popular chef-driven breakfast café owned by an ex-stockbroker turned restaurateur.
  • From the Streets
    From the Streets
    Episode 543 mins
    A food truck owned by newlyweds uses only handmade ingredients that showcase the owners Venezuelan roots; two childhood friends that have generated a huge social media following that has the entire city of Buffalo rooting for the colorful company.
  • Movin' Out
    Movin' Out
    Episode 643 mins
    A married couple runs a restaurant with an international small plates menu in Las Vegas; a restaurant that serves slow-cooked meats with a heap of healthy options in a fast-casual setting.
  • The Ultimate Cockfight
    The Ultimate Cockfight
    Episode 743 mins
    A food truck hopes to stabilize their business by opening a brick-and-mortar location; two culinary teachers from Philadelphia look to transition from the classroom to a fast-casual takeout restaurant.
  • Pie Vs. Pie
    Pie Vs. Pie
    Episode 843 mins
    A rock n' roll couple from Detroit wants to take their hand-crafted delights and turn them into a nationwide sensation; a company outgrows its tiny space within two years of opening.
  • Small Markets, Big Dreams
    Small Markets, Big Dreams
    Episode 943 mins
    A brother and sister team from New Jersey believe they have the skills to make their fine-dining concept soar; a husband and wife team hope to open the first gastropub in their part of northeastern Pennsylvania.
  • The Food of the Future
    The Food of the Future
    Episode 1043 mins
    A high-end, chef- driven restaurant for the 1 percent; a quick- service restaurant that serves snacks, desserts and drinks to the masses.
  • Raising the Stakes
    Raising the Stakes
    Episode 143 mins
    Two steakhouses, one in Queens, New York and one in Stockton, California, want to provide high-end food without pretension.
  • A Star is Born
    A Star is Born
    Episode 243 mins
    Owners that have created an interactive culinary experience, and a Michelin-star chef who has staked his comeback on truffles try to dazzle the investors.
  • From the Ashes
    From the Ashes
    Episode 343 mins
    An owner who lost everything in his divorce, including a restaurant, and an owner buried in debt from a hemp-centric restaurant try to get money from the investors.
  • Fast, Cheap and Out of the Box
    Fast, Cheap and Out of the Box
    Episode 443 mins
    Two teams looking to spin off fast-casual restaurants, one with sliders and one with South African flavors, look to impress the investors.
  • A Place in the Sun
    A Place in the Sun
    Episode 543 mins
    One restaurant looking for more profit from opening a rooftop bar, and two brothers wanting to open a fourth location featuring small plates look for investor help.
  • Late-Night Munchies
    Late-Night Munchies
    Episode 643 mins
    Two teams with late-night snacks, one with a spin on the traditional eggroll and one with an old family rice ball recipe, look to impress the investors.
  • Cutting the Apron Strings
    Cutting the Apron Strings
    Episode 743 mins
    Chefs looking to make a name with a taste of Spain, and two friends trying to capitalize on an up-and-coming Manhattan neighborhood try to cash in with the investors.
  • Act Now, Before It's Too Late!
    Act Now, Before It's Too Late!
    Episode 843 mins
    Two teams that have found their dream location need money from the investors to sign their lease.
  • Too Hot to Handle
    Too Hot to Handle
    Episode 943 mins
    Two Miami chefs known for both their food and their fiery personalities vie for investment help.

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