Side note: has anyone ever been to Chipotle? I know there's one off Battleground across the parking lot from Brixx, but Brixx has lactose free cheese on barbecue sauce-pineapple-red onion pizzas, so I've never even considered going across the parking lot. I mean, I've parked in front of it a couple of times.
Steve Ells is the star of the show. Dude is a beast. Except not literally, because literally he's this nerd in big, square glasses who, to borrow one of my favorite descriptions of Spencer Reid ever, "looks like a pipe cleaner with eyes." But he gets shit done, man. He plows through the contestants and doesn't even bother hiding his ever-growing contempt for the entire thing.
I actually almost applied to be on that show, because I do have my idea for a restaurant that I'm sitting on, but it wouldn't work well as a chain and I don't like the idea of 'fast casual' dining - are you sitting down or are you scarfing it on your way out the door? Decide.
I'm glad I didn't, because then I would have had to meet Bobby Flay, and that would have gone something like this.
Me: "Why are you in a field where you have to speak a lot if you clearly have a speech impediment you are embarrassed about?"
Bobby Flay: "We will not be investing in your concept."
Me: "No, but really. I can hear that they dubbed you in post. How many vocal takes did you have to do to get that one?"
Bobby Flay: "That means you have been eliminated from this competition."
Me: "I got that. Explain to me why you use chipotle peppers in your cooking so much if you can't say it?"
Bobby Flay: "Security, please remove this contestant."
Me (being dragged out the door): "You could just say, 'smoked jalapenos!' People would understand!"
This is why I'll never make it in Hollywood.