It is not exactly Shark Tank but NBC is looking for America’s next great restaurant. They’re looking for somebody with a $1 billion concept for a restaurant franchise, and you don’t even have to have cooking or restaurant experience.
The contestants’ fate will be decided by a panel of real investors who fund the chain of restaurants with their own money. Similar to Shark Tank. Iron Chef Bobby Flay will be one of the judges.
Restaurants are amongst the most risky business ventures out there, some studies suggest that 90% of restaurants fail within the first five years while another study puts it at only 55%.
So if you have a great concept for a restaurant then check out America’s Next Great Restaurant. Click here for casting information.
Audition dates and locations:
New York City, March 19 and March 20
Raleigh, North Carolina, March 22
Nashville, Tennessee, March 24
Columbus, Ohio, March 26
Chicago, Illinois, March 28
Kansas City, Kansas, March 30
Denver, Colorado, April 1
Los Angeles, California, April 5
click here for full list of casting dates and location.