TV Casting Call for Struggling Family Restaurants in CT/NJ/NYC Area

27 Feb

TV Casting Call for Family Restaurants


Big news to share!  Does your family own a struggling restaurant in NYC, Westchester, Fairfield County, or anywhere else an hour away from NYC? We’re talking about having a shot at being on a MAJOR food cable network, getting expert restaurant advice, and even $10,000 towards your business!  The name of the new series, the network, and the people involved haven’t been revealed yet, but we do know that the company working on the show is Leopard Films who are the producers of HGTV’s House Hunters International.

Here is what they are looking for:

  • Family owned and operated restaurants
  • A restaurant in need of some major intervention
    • Having trouble agreeing on which direction to take the restaurant?
    • Fighting with your family about the way to run the restaurant?
    • Mom, dad, nonna, or gramps trying to keep things old school when you want to try new things?
  • Families that are passionate and have strong opinions.

If this sounds like your restaurant, then make sure to email the following to

  • Name
  • Phone number
  • Restaurant’s name and location
  • Name and occupation of each of your family member/co-worker
  • Restaurant’s website
  • Current photo of family, outside of restaurant, and inside of restaurant
  • Short paragraph on why your restaurant is struggling and what you disagree about

So, if you’re a part of a dysfunctional family owned and operated restaurant or if you know somebody who’s a part of one, make sure to apply or get the word out.  The last time we shared a casting call was for Bobby Flay’s new show, 3 Days to Open.  As a result of the posting, Melt Mobile food truck applied and found themselves as part of Bobby’s show.  We hope to spread the word so another restaurant can have their shot at something big! 

Lots of luck to all the applicants.   

2 Responses to “TV Casting Call for Struggling Family Restaurants in CT/NJ/NYC Area”

  1. Whitemist February 28, 2013 at 9:56 am #

    this show is on the air! But i like restraunt impossible better!


    • Dan and Kristien Del Ferraro February 28, 2013 at 10:34 am #

      This show, though, focuses specifically on family run and owned restaurants that are struggling. While sometimes families are focused in on Kitchen Nightmares or Restaurant Impossible, that is not the entire focus of these series. The host must be part chef, part psychologist, part mediator, and part savior. :)


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