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America's Next Great Restaurant Season 1 episodes

Opening Night Season 1, Episode 9

In the Season 1 finale, the final three contestants tap into the culinary and business knowledge they've gained from the series to launch their mini-restaurants for a soft opening. Afterward, the winning restaurateur is named. The winner earns restaurant openings in three locations---Hollywood, Minneapolis and New York City. read more

Venture in Vegas Season 1, Episode 8

The remaining four visit Las Vegas to prove their restaurants' worthiness outside Los Angeles. They must whip up three items off their menu---or prepare a new dish---for hundreds of people at a Sin City hotel and casino. Afterward, they select two employees to help them bring their menu to fruition and manage the eatery. read more

America's Next Great Restaurant Season 1, Episode 7

The contestants must whip up a kid-friendly dish complete with a complimentary toy. They then serve up the fare to parents and their children---including Bobby Flay's daughter. read more

America's Next Great Restaurant Season 1, Episode 6

The six aspiring eatery owners team up with a graphic designer to create their own food truck, then they hit the road to sell their meals at hot Los Angeles destinations. In addition, they're charged with preparing profit-generating take-out fare. read more

America's Next Great Restaurant Season 1, Episode 5

The restaurateurs must design their eatery's uniforms and capture their restaurant's image via a photo shoot. In addition, they serve up a new dish. read more

America's Next Great Restaurant Season 1, Episode 4

The eight restaurateurs must design and construct a miniaturized layout of their proposed eatery while also creating a complete meal. They then unveil their mini-design and meal at a food event in Los Angeles. read more

America's Next Great Restaurant Season 1, Episode 3

Restaurateur Steve Ells assigns the culinary contestants to oversee a challenging and hectic lunch hour. Later, they must concoct a catchy slogan for their proposed eatery, then cook up a signature dish. read more

America's Next Great Restaurant Season 1, Episode 2

The Top 10 restaurateur-wannabes must serve up an original logo and hire a chef for their eatery. Later, they are tasked to feed thousands at CityWalk at Universal Studios Hollywood. read more

Pilot Season 1, Episode 1

Contestants square off to launch a restaurant chain in this unscripted competition series. In the premiere, 21 aspiring restaurateurs must pitch their concepts and cook up a quintessential item from their menus. Later, 11 competitors are eliminated. Culinary mavens Bobby Flay, Curtis Stone, Steve Ells and Lorena Garcia serve as investors and mentors. From the producers of "Top Chef" and "Project Runway." read more

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Premiered: March 06, 2011, on NBC
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Contestants square off to launch a restaurant chain in this unscripted competition series from the producers of "Top Chef" and "Project Runway." Each competitor's restaurant concept must pass grueling business and cooking tests, with the winner ultimately earning restaurant openings in three locations---Hollywood, Minneapolis and New York City. Culinary mavens Bobby Flay, Curtis Stone, Steve Ells and Lorena Garcia are the investors and also serve as mentors.

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