Restaurant Startup season finale, Battle of the Dishes

RESTAURANT STARTUP Season Finale Preview: gastroPod vs. S&R, Has Joe Bastianch Met His Match? (VIDEOS)

Here’s a quote from tonight’s season 3 finale of RESTAURANT STARTUP that will make you laugh and it’s from the mouth of Joe Bastianich. “A strong personality can be a big pitfall,” he tells one of the duos looking for an investment tonight. If you’ve been watching the episodes this season, you know that Joe … Read more

RESTAURANT STARTUP UPDATE: Shamone vs. The Copper Hen, The Winner Got Two Offers

Joe Bastianich shares the stage with Elizabeth Blau tonight on CNBC’S RESTAURANT STARTUP as the money people choose between Shamone and The Copper Hen. Update/recap of the show posted below. Update/recap of new show I Got Balls vs. Rolz…did everyone have balls? Joe’s been feisty this season and took a break last week when Chef … Read more

Owners of Subdus, a truffles specialty restaurant "Restaurant Startup"

RESTAURANT STARTUP ‘A Star Is Born’: Truffles vs. Show Biz, Who Got The $ (VIDEO)

RESTAURANT STARTUP is all new tonight on CNBC and it’s time for Joe Bastianich and Chef Tim Love to decide which of two restaurant ideas they will fund with their own money. Sometimes both make offers, other times one or both decline, usually in a polite way. Then again, you never know how passion will … Read more

Joseph and Jenna Cuccia

RESTAURANT STARTUP: Joe Bastianich Tells 17 Summer: ‘Playing’ Restaurant Not Running One (VIDEO)

RESTAURANT STARTUP aired its penultimate episode of the season and it was a stunner. “Small Markets, Big Dreams” featured two companies who yearned to move up from catering events to a brick-and-mortar restaurant. The lack of experience was even between them, but their markets and potential were at opposite ends of the pole. 17 Summer … Read more

Hiatus Urban BBQ, Nosh & Swig

RESTAURANT STARTUP Update: LA’s Hiatus Urban BBQ vs. Nosh & Swig in Vegas

RESTAURANT STARTUP dangles a life line in front of two eateries on the verge of closing without an investment. Don’t expect either Joe Bastianich or Tim Love to get all mushy. SPOILERS posted below with update. After all, this is CNBC Primetime and it’s all about what the two restaurateurs think is a money-making opportunity. … Read more