ADDITIONAL NOTES: completed airing its second season on 3/17/15; has yet to be renewed for a third season
DESCRIPTION: (from CNBC's press release, December 2014) CNBC today announced the 20 culinary entrepreneurs who will compete for an investment on Season Two of "Restaurant Startup," premiering Tuesday, January 13 at 10PM ET/PT. Produced by Shine America, the ten one-hour episodes feature restaurateur and TV personality Joe Bastianich and chef and restaurateur Tim Love who vie to invest their own money in restaurant concepts they believe could make them millions. Joining them this season is chef, restaurateur and TV personality, Antonia Lofaso, who will help guide the hungry entrepreneurs as they are put to the ultimate test: opening a restaurant! This season features exciting new concepts, inventive cooking techniques, and, for the first time, specially themed episodes - including chefs striving to overcome personal setbacks, struggling businesses desperate to change locations, and established restaurants looking to launch a second location, among others.