- 3 Seasons
At Restaurant Startup, people with ideas for restaurants come and pitch their ideas to a series of professional restaurant investors. If the restaurant investors enjoy what they have seen during the initial pitch than they will invest a certain amount of capital into the restaurant in order to get the business moving forward. However, the catch is once the restaurant is established and begins to make a profit, a percentage of the profit is paid back to the original investors. Now, if the restaurant completely fails and no profit is made, than the investor will lose their initial investment and the people in charge of the restaurant will be forced to close down the building. The television show gives people an idea of the amount of effort, energy, time and strategy which has to be put into the creation of a new restaurant business. In order to make their restaurant startup successful, many things are taken into consideration, such as the type of foods the restaurant will serve, the prices of the food at the restaurant, the restaurant's design, the menu design, the table set up and the restaurant's operating base.