“Restaurant Startup” is on a quest to discover, invest in, and launch America's next generation of epicurean superstars. Two teams compete for Tim Love and Joe Bastianich to decide which food concept to invest their own money in.
One team has created an interactive culinary experience, and a Michelin-star chef is staking his comeback on truffles.
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.
Replacing Joe Bastianich for this episode, Elizabeth Blau joins Tim Love to judge two teams pitching their different visions for fast-casual restaurants that are offshoots of pre-existing establishment and that they believe can become franchise empires.
Replacing Tim Love in this episode, Elizabeth Blau joins Joe Bastianich. One restaurant is looking for more profit from opening a rooftop bar, and two brothers want to open a fourth location featuring small plates.
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.
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.
Two teams that have found their dream location need money from the investors to sign their lease.