NBC announced the judges/investors for its upcoming reality series America's Next Great Restaurant with chef Bobby Flay. Back in March, NBC stated that the judges would be "some of the most important names in both the dining and business worlds." And according to The Live Feed, they'll be: Australian celebrity chef and perennial reality show tourist Curtis Stone; chef, restaurateur, media personality, and Nestle and Splenda spokesperson Lorena Garcia; and Chipotle founder Steve Ells. The show, produced by Magical Elves (the people behind Top Chef), will have contestants compete to "get backing to turn their restaurant idea into a chain that launches in three U.S. cities" and will air on NBC "sometime next season."
One state, two days, four burger joints, and a whole lot of griddled onions
By Amy McCarthy