Guy makes it challenging,
surprised there aren't more reviews/
again people make lots of food i don't eat. and tired of hearing how great bacon is. burnt strips of pig flesh. "everyone loves bacon". NO they don't. there's lots of brea, gluten, poached funny eggs (I hate it) lots of calories.
OK it's only 30% who are gluten free, vegetarian or vegan. still....
they like people to say what they will do with the money, and tend to repeat it too many times.
one guy needs a car to grocery shop/ I found this particularly annoying.
the Producers & director kept repeating it, so it was their choice.
There are many reasons to need or want a car. to carry groceries isn't a good one. I guess they liked the food link.
1st this is a big strong young guy. he should be able to carry a lot. Is he feeding an army?
2nd He says when he buys a gallon of milk, (repeated 2 X ) he can't carry much more. since when does an adult male need a gallon of milk. can't buy a quart. How much milk does he drink.
3rd and most important, In NYC, Manhattan - everyone walks to the store- Most have a "shopping cart", folding, wire with wheels. Last years- there is a folding wagon, very popular, People use it at flea markets- I use it to take things to & from the car. He doesn't Need a car to shop.
4th- many people don't, can't drive to the store. and they feed families or are elderly. So a big strong young guy carrying from the store is hardly a problem. Some cities, no one drives. Others can't afford it. or just don't drive. or have to take buses.
this was stupid and annoying.
money to open a restaurant- from what I see - that's $150K (very low) to 500K) so $250K might be a low average. Even a pizza place, or fast food.
$20K isn't going to do it- maybe a Food Truck. it could be a down, & borrow from the bank. the $20K (or what they get) would help with start p overhead, once open. one woman wants to quit job to work with husband in food catering. $20K max (could be less) is hardly enough. but OK. most chefs aren't making big money.
some want to donate to a food bank and MANY charities, or travel to study food, or take their family on a big trip, or go to cooking school, or just pay off debt. One needed surgery on his hand. all fine - Not compelling.
what becomes annoying is when they edit by repeating it frequently. because somehow they think this IS compelling.
when they do "celebrity" chefs for charity at $49K, they give the "losers" $1K for their charity - this seems stingy. do the chefs get paid in addition. contestants, I assume don't get paid. Everyone is very cheery when they lose, When they lose; hope to get asked back.
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