Restaurant Startup

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  • 2014
  • 3 Seasons
  • 6.1  (145)

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.

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Too Hot to Handle
9. Too Hot to Handle
March 2, 2016
Two Miami chefs known for both their food and their fiery personalities vie for investment help.
Act Now, Before It's Too Late!
8. Act Now, Before It's Too Late!
February 24, 2016
Two teams that have found their dream location need money from the investors to sign their lease.
Cutting the Apron Strings
7. Cutting the Apron Strings
February 17, 2016
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.
Late-night Munchies
6. Late-night Munchies
February 10, 2016
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.
A Place in the Sun
5. A Place in the Sun
February 3, 2016
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.
Fast, Cheap, and Out of the Box
4. Fast, Cheap, and Out of the Box
January 27, 2016
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.
From the Ashes
3. From the Ashes
January 20, 2016
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.
A Star Is Born
2. A Star Is Born
January 13, 2016
One team has created an interactive culinary experience, and a Michelin-star chef is staking his comeback on truffles.
Raising The Stakes
1. Raising The Stakes
January 6, 2016
Looking to give “the stuffy steakhouse a casual makeover,” Joe Bastianich and Tim Love begin season three being pitched business plans for two different steakhouses.
Description

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.

Restaurant Startup is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (26 episodes). The series first aired on July 8, 2014.

Where to Watch Restaurant Startup

Restaurant Startup is available for streaming on the CNBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Restaurant Startup on demand at and Peacock.

  • Premiere Date
    July 8, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    6.1  (145)