Restaurant Startup

Restaurant Startup

2014 - 2016, Reality, Cookery, Finance
Two teams compete for Tim Love and Joe Bastianich to decide which food concept to invest their own money in

Episode Guide

  • Restaurant Startup - Too Hot to Handle (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Too Hot to Handle

    Two Miami chefs known for both their food and their fiery personalities vie for investment help.

  • Restaurant Startup - Act Now, Before It's Too Late! (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Act Now, Before It's Too Late!

    Two teams that have found their dream location need money from the investors to sign their lease.

  • Restaurant Startup - Cutting the Apron Strings (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Cutting the Apron Strings

    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.

  • Restaurant Startup - Late-Night Munchies (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Late-Night Munchies

    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.

  • Restaurant Startup - A Place in the Sun (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    A Place in the Sun

    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.

  • Restaurant Startup - Fast, Cheap and Out of the Box (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Fast, Cheap and Out of the Box

    Two teams looking to spin off fast-casual restaurants, one with sliders and one with South African flavors, look to impress the investors.

  • Restaurant Startup - From the Ashes (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    From the Ashes

    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.

  • Restaurant Startup - A Star is Born (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    A Star is Born

    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.

  • Restaurant Startup - Raising the Stakes (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Raising the Stakes

    Two steakhouses, one in Queens, New York and one in Stockton, California, want to provide high-end food without pretension.

  • Restaurant Startup - The Food of the Future (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    The Food of the Future

    A high-end, chef- driven restaurant for the 1 percent; a quick- service restaurant that serves snacks, desserts and drinks to the masses.

  • Restaurant Startup - Small Markets, Big Dreams (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Small Markets, Big Dreams

    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.

  • Restaurant Startup - Pie Vs. Pie (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Pie Vs. Pie

    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.

  • Restaurant Startup - The Ultimate Cockfight (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    The Ultimate Cockfight

    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.

  • Restaurant Startup - Movin' Out (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Movin' Out

    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.

  • Restaurant Startup - From the Streets (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    From the Streets

    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.

  • Restaurant Startup - Seconds, Please! (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Seconds, Please!

    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.

  • Restaurant Startup - Young Hustlers (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Young Hustlers

    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.

  • Restaurant Startup - The Comeback Cook (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    The Comeback Cook

    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.

  • Restaurant Startup - Visions of Vietnamese (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Visions of Vietnamese

    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.

  • Restaurant Startup - The Best Ingredient For Investment (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    The Best Ingredient For Investment

    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.

  • Restaurant Startup - Comfort Food Cash-In (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Comfort Food Cash-In

    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.

  • Restaurant Startup - Sweet Investment (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Sweet Investment

    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.

  • Restaurant Startup - Pasta-bilities For Investment (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Pasta-bilities For Investment

    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.

  • Restaurant Startup - Small Plate, Big Money (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Small Plate, Big Money

    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.

  • Restaurant Startup - Cold Cash For Warm Bread (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Cold Cash For Warm Bread

    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.

  • Restaurant Startup - A Truck Load of Money (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    A Truck Load of Money

    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.

  • Restaurant Startup - Exotic Eats, U.S. Currency (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Exotic Eats, U.S. Currency

    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.