Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Giving You The Business - Another New Food Network Show

Giving You The Business Walter Bond
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The new Food Network shows keep on coming.  Giving You The Business is set to premiere Thursday, April 25th at 10pm where employees, selected by their CEO, are unknowingly competing to win their own food franchise.  They are filmed secretly during challenges that will be judged by their CEO, who will award the winner a franchise.  The show is hosted by Walter Bond, who is a former NBA player and a franchise owner.  My guess is the winners will be managing the franchise, not owning it.  Sounds like a take on Undercover Boss to me.

The past week had pilots for Kitchen Ambush, Can Dinner Save My Family, and Rebel Eats.  No word yet on if any of them will be turned into a series.  Giving You The Business will actually be a series as more than one episode has been filmed.

I also revealed that Iron Chef America: Tournament of Champions is coming in May and the Chopped: After Hours Web Series will start in late April.

Full Press Release Below:


One-Hour Series Premieres Thursday, April 25th at 10pm ET/PT

NEW YORK — April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Employees with qualities that make ‘the perfect recipe for success’ are hand-selected by the CEO of their company in Food Network’s new series Giving You The Business to vie for the chance to win their own food franchise with an unexpected twist – they don’t know a thing about it! Personally chosen for their loyalty and hard work, these employees are secretly entered into hidden-camera challenges that test their skills, honesty and ability to handle difficult situations that are typical in day-to-day management. Based on their actions and decision-making and judged by their company’s CEO, one winner will be awarded their own franchise. Giving You The Business premieres on Thursday, April 25th at 10pm ET/PT and is hosted by former NBA player and franchise owner Walter Bond.

In the premiere episode, four Famous Famiglia employees from across the country are secretly put to the test in a series of outrageous challenges designed to test their management skills. Hidden cameras capture their every move at the company’s busiest Manhattan pizzeria, and the winner will be awarded their own franchise. Franchises featured in upcoming episodes include: 16 Handles, Freshii, Jersey Mike’s Subs, La Prep, Muscle Maker Grill, Saladworks, Topper’s Pizza and Wok Box.

Walter Bond uses what he learned on the basketball court and franchise world in his many speaking engagements around the country, discussing how to excel in business with owners and employees. He is a former NBA athlete who rose from being a reserve player coming off the bench to becoming the first rookie-free agent to start for the Dallas Mavericks. This journey provides the foundation for the principles he teaches to empower people in their own lives. Today he is recognized as one of the world’s preeminent experts on personal accountability. Walter has impacted hundreds of thousands of people in his rapid rise to the top of the speaking industry.

Giving You The Business is produced by Cineflix.

FOOD NETWORK ( is a unique lifestyle network, website and magazine that connects viewers to the power and joy of food. The network strives to be viewers’ best friend in food and is committed to leading by teaching, inspiring, empowering and entertaining through its talent and expertise. Food Network is distributed to more than 100 million U.S. households and averages more than 9.9 million unique web users monthly. Since launching in 2009, Food Network Magazine has tripled its rate base and delivers a circulation of 1.5 million. Headquartered in New York, Food Network has a growing international presence with programming in more than 150 countries, including 24 hour networks in Great Britain, India, Asia and Africa. Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI), which also owns and operates HGTV (, DIY Network (, Great American Country ( and Cooking Channel (, is the manager and general partner.


  1. this is an absolutely STUPID show! The point is what exactly? Make other customers wait for service while this idiotic game unfolds? Food network stoops to an all new low. Here's an idea, hire Honey Boo-Boo as a show host. That should get you some ratings! The only decent show left on this network is Triple D. Re-runs of Triple D is far better than this moronic display!

  2. I worked for one of the stores that this show was filmed in. The filming process did not change the wait time for any other customers and most of them were informed of what was going on after the left the store. No body complained, everyone enjoyed themselves and had a good time and we actually saw a sharp increase in our numbers. You represent what's wrong with most people today; rushing to judgement before you really understand what's going on. Typical.