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Restaurant Startup season 1 episodes list:
Joe Bastianich and Tim Love decide whether or not to invest in Kraken Congee in Seattle, Wash. or Ramy's Falafel Fusion in Portland, Ore.
Food trucks are featured, including Baby's Badass Burgers in Los Angeles; and Bacon Bacon in San Francisco, which features a bacon-theme menu.
Baked goods are featured. Included: a mother-and-daughter team from Brooklyn who want to open a quick-serve waffle-cone restaurant in Manhattan; and friends from New Jersey who came up with the idea of an upscale bread company.
Two fledgling "small plate" businesses from Los Angeles are featured. Included: a catering company run by two best friends; and a husband-and wife team who want to grow their charcuterie business.
Two pasta companies compete for financial assistance, including a gluten-free-pasta concept that uses chickpeas as a main ingredient; and a ravioli tasting bar featuring unusual flavor combinations.
California natives have a idea of infusing bacon and chocolate. A couple from Oakland hope to sell alcohol infused marshmallows.
Joe Bastianich and Tim Love hear a pitch from Mac-o-licious, a pair of divas from Los Angeles who claim to have the best Mac ‘n’ Cheese. By adding artisanal cheeses and high-end ingredients, they hope to get a shot at creating their dream restaurant. Next up is a pitch from a young couple who burst onto the San Francisco food scene with Bespoke Donuts, a made-to-order, hand-crafted doughnut restaurant offering both sweet and savory choices.
A chef and his wife create a successful snout-to-tail catering company; a small anchovy-themed pop-up is run by a recently divorced couple who want a more permanent location.