Guy Fieri, chef, restaurateur, and Emmy Award Winning TV host, has announced the forthcoming Guy’s Restaurant Reboot Presented by LendingTree. In conjunction with Medium Rare (Webby Award winning producer of The SHAQ Bowl & Black Entrepreneurs Day), Guy’s Restaurant Reboot Presented by LendingTree is a primetime special with the goal of inspiring and empowering the next generation of restaurant owners.
As the restaurant industry was amongst the hardest hit during the COVID-19 pandemic, Guy’s Restaurant Reboot is ready to celebrate the return of dining in an all-new innovative format. With an incredible group of celebrities coming together to benefit the restaurant industry and over $300,000 in grants raised for Guy to distribute live during the show, Guy’s Restaurant Reboot is set to be one of the largest culinary events of all-time.
The free live-stream will air on June 12th beginning at 7PM EST on Facebook via Guy Fieri’s Facebook page. Co-hosted by Chef Antonia Lofaso, the stream will also be simulcasted by our partner LiveXLive across 20+ other platforms including: LiveXLive, YouTube, Twitch, TikTok, Twitter, and can be viewed online here.
Guy’s Restaurant Reboot will include Behind The Counter Conversations Presented by SpotOn, featuring Guy Fieri in roundtable discussions with culinary icons including José Andres, Marcus Samuelsson, Cat Cora, Jon Taffer, Buddy Valastro, Alex Guarnaschelli, Robert Irvine, and Matthew Kenney. In addition, the event will feature Off The Hook Celebrity Creations Presented by Pepsi, as part of the cola brand’s newest campaign #BetterwithPepsi, which celebrates the unapologetic love of Pepsi and food. Shaquille O’Neal, Rob Gronkowski, Wale, Adriana Lima, and Kane Brown will team up with Pepsi to create mouthwatering “Off The Hook” menu items with their favorite local restaurants. To drive support to these restaurants, all Off The Hook Celebrity creations will be perfectly paired with a Pepsi and will be available for purchase in-store and exclusively delivered via Grubhub. To really get the celebration going, Guy recruited Old Dominion and Diplo for some flavorful music performances!
The event will provide guidance and inspiration to the next generation of restaurant owners as well as $300,000 in bottom-line financial support via the “Help Rebuild Restaurants Grant.” Created in partnership between Guy Fieri and The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation & California Restaurant Foundation, the grants will be distributed to 11 winners live on the show, generously funded by the event’s founding partners: LendingTree, Pepsi, SpotOn, AT&T, Grubhub, Cascade, Dawn, Twisted Tea Hard Iced Tea, Conagra, Thermomix®, and Thomasville.
“The hospitality industry is as resilient as any but this past year has been a challenge like we’ve never seen. Guy’s Restaurant Reboot Presented by LendingTree is all about great people and companies coming together to inspire and encourage the future of our restaurants and the hard working entrepreneurs behind them.” -Guy Fieri
A recent LendingTree survey found that half of Americans said a restaurant they loved has gone out of business due to the coronavirus pandemic. After a tough year for the industry, LendingTree is committed to helping current restaurants bounce back while inspiring future businesses. “Restaurants are not only a driving force for the American economy, but they help to fulfill the human need for connection and serve as a gathering place for families and friends. The restaurant industry has no doubt been one of the hardest hit during the pandemic, and Americans have really felt the absence in their everyday lives. LendingTree is honored to be part of Guy’s Restaurant Reboot and to help support the culinary entrepreneurs who want to bring friends and families together over a shared meal.” – Doug Lebda, LendingTree Founder & CEO.
Guy’s Restaurant Reboot Show Segments:
- Behind the Counter Conversations Presented by SpotOn (José Andres, Marcus Samuelsson, Cat Cora, Jon Taffer, Buddy Valastro, Alex Guarnaschelli, Robert Irvine, Matthew Kenney)
- Off The Hook Celebrity Creations Presented by Pepsi (Shaquille O’Neal, Rob Gronkowski, Wale, Adriana Lima, and Kane Brown)
- Superstar Musical Performances (Old Dominion & Diplo)
- Help Rebuild Restaurants Grants
- Remembering Roots Presented by LendingTree
- #BetterwithPepsi Live from the Pepsi Backyard
- Unlimited Connections Presented by AT&T Business
- Wash it Up Presented By Dawn & Cascade
- We Serve Restaurants Delivered by Grubhub
- Ready, Set, Eat! Presented by Gardein, Bird’s Eye and Duncan Hines
- Twisted Tea-Mates Presented by Twisted Tea Hard Iced Tea
- Cookidoo® Presented by Thermomix
The one-of-a-kind historic live-stream will take place June 12th, 2021 at 7pm EST from the Culinary Institute of America, Copia location in Napa, CA. You can watch the event on Facebook via Guy Fieri’s Facebook Page and across Facebook channels. The stream will also be simulcasted by LiveXLive across 20+ other platforms including: LiveXLive, YouTube, Twitch, TikTok, Twitter, and can be viewed online here.