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[03/09/17 - 08:50 AM]
Restaurants Work to Boost Their Online Reputation in New Series "Help My Yelp"
Monti Carlo hosts the six-episode series, premiering Monday, April 10 at 10:00/9:00c.

[via press release from Food Network]

RESTAURANTS WORK TO BOOST THEIR ONLINE REPUTATION IN NEW SERIES "HELP MY YELP"

Hosted by Chef and Restaurant Consultant Monti Carlo, Six-Episode Series Premieres Monday, April 10th at 10pm ET/PT on Food Network

NEW YORK - March 9, 2017 - In today's culinary world, online reviews can make or break a restaurant - and in the new series Help My Yelp, chef and restaurant consultant Monti Carlo is on a mission to help struggling food businesses improve their food and service. In each episode, members of Yelp's Elite Squad secretly visit the establishments and give their no-holds-barred feedback directly to the restaurant owners and Monti, who also uses undercover cameras to find out what's really happening in the kitchen and at the tables. Armed with this behind-the-scenes knowledge about the restaurant's problems, Monti brings on solutions, fixes and fresh ideas, along with another chance for success - a visit from a different group of Yelp Elite Squad members who provide real-time feedback based on their experience at the new and improved restaurant. Help My Yelp premieres Monday, April 10th at 10pm ET/PT.

"Yelp reviews have a huge influence on a restaurant's success or failure these days, and this show takes a unique look at what can be done to improve a food establishment's online reputation," said Didi O'Hearn, Senior Vice President Programming, Food Network and Cooking Channel. "Between Monti's expertise and Yelp user's feedback, these restaurants are given the opportunity to reboot their business - and it's uplifting to watch."

Monti Carlo is a chef, restaurant consultant, and bacon aficionado. She spent decades working front and back of the house at restaurants across the country before she traded her apron for a microphone. After hosting award-winning morning radio shows in Phoenix, Atlanta and Seattle, Monti stepped back in the kitchen and has appeared as a judge on shows including Cutthroat Kitchen, Chopped Junior and Food Network Star. The Puerto Rican blogger is also behind islandgirlcooks.com.

Viewers can visit FoodNetwork.com/HelpMyYelp to learn more about the host, improve their restaurant knowledge and find out how they rate as restaurant guests. Join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #HelpMyYelp.

Help My Yelp is produced by ITV Entertainment.

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