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Got a restaurant concept? NBC Casting Call!

Just got this from a casting agent for NBC TV:

 

 

Do you have an idea for America’s next great restaurant? Are you sitting on a billion dollar concept? If you think your restaurant idea has what it takes to go national and bring in millions of hungry Americans, read on…

From NBC and Magical Elves, the Emmy Award-nominated producers of “Project Runway” and “Top Chef,” comes a big-event competition that will award one contestant the opportunity to see their idea turned into reality with a new restaurant chain opened in three cities across America! The contestants’ fate will be decided by a panel of some of the most important names in both the dining and business worlds that will invest their own money in the final restaurant chain and have a huge stake in the ongoing success of the game’s winner.

There are TWO options for you to apply:

1.    Attend an OPEN CALL, at one of the cities below

2.    Follow the directions on our website for SUBMIT BY MAIL instructions.

(Hint: pitching in person is fun.)

 

Please go to http://www.nbc.com/casting/ for all information, to download an application and pre-register for an open casting call at one of the eight stops on the nationwide casting bus tour.  Along with a filled out and signed application and a photo-ID, we want you to bring anything you feel would help pitch your restaurant concept. Elements could be visual, edible, audible (jingle anyone?) or even wearable. . . Keep in mind you will have a limited time to pitch your idea, so make it count. 

 

You can also can follow the bus tour on Twitter @magicalelves, with photos and video available on nbc.com/americas-next-great-restaurant.

Good luck and have fun with it,

The Magical Elves Casting Team

 

OPEN CASTING CALLS FOR AMERICA’S NEXT GREAT RESTAURANT:

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK

Friday, March 19 & Saturday, March 20

NBC Experience Store

30 Rockefeller Plaza

New York, New York 10112

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA

Monday, March 22

Chipotle

6102 Falls of Neuse Rd.

Raleigh, North Carolina 27609

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE

Wednesday, March 24

Nashville Film Institute

The Factory at Franklin

230 Franklin Road

Franklin, Tennessee 37065

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

COLUMBUS, OHIO

Friday, March 26

Chipotle

4750 Morse Rd

Columbus, Ohio 43230

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

Sunday, March 28

Chipotle

28251 Diehl Road

Warrenville, Illinois 60555

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

KANSAS CITY, KANSAS

Tuesday, March 30

Chipotle

6864 Johnson Drive

Mission, Kansas 66202

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

DENVER, COLORADO

Thursday, April 1

Chipotle

2760 South Colorado Blvd

Denver, Colorado 80222

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

Monday, April 5

Chipotle

135 E. Palm Avenue

Burbank, California 91502

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

About the Author: Rich Sloan

Rich Sloan is chief startupologist and co-founder of StartupNation and host of StartupNation podcasts. He is also co-author of the acclaimed how-to book, StartupNation: America's Leading Entrepreneurial Experts Reveal the Secrets to Building a Blockbuster Business. Rich encourages you to [...]