Parents' Guide to

America's Next Great Restaurant

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Restaurant competition serves up advice, snarky behavior.

TV NBC Reality TV 2011
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The series offers a realistic view of what goes into developing and running a successful restaurant franchise, including having a passion for a concept, possessing a strong business acumen, and having enough ambition to take some big risks. It also reminds viewers of how easily a restaurant, when not well conceptualized, can fail.

Most of the show's drama comes from the actual competition, but occasionally contestants dish out snarky (and occasionally offensive) comments to one another. Resistance to the chefs' advice also stirs up some mild commotion. But overall, the show serves up an interesting and mildly entertaining reality competition.

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