NEW TV DOCUSERIES “RESTAURANT RECOVERY” IS NOW CASTING America’s most iconic and diverse restaurants, eateries, bakeries, craft breweries that are currently in need!Join philanthropist and entrepreneur Todd Graves, founder and CEO of Raising Cane’s, as he travels to cities across the country to help restaurants that are suffering or on the verge of closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this uplifting and timely docuseries, TODD WILL HELP 20 DIFFERENT RESTAURANTS WITH A $2 MILLION RELIEF AND RECOVERY BUDGET ($100,000 PER RESTAURANT) build back what they once had leading up to the enforced closures. With his decades-long experience building and running Raising Cane's, Todd's all-encompassing approach will assess each restaurant's most needed areas of improvement, whether it’s Culinary, Marketing, Finance or a Facility remodel — his 360° strategy will be completely customized to each unique situation. Graves knows just how hard it is to start a restaurant having grown his business from a single restaurant in his hometown to more than 500 locations across the US and beyond. Having led his team through numerous disasters including Hurricane Katrina and most recently -- the Covid-19 pandemic, he also knows how hard it is to keep a restaurant going and to bring it back after a crisis. “Restaurant Recovery” promotes the positivity of honest American entrepreneurs working together to re-employ and re-discover their love for American fare.If you are a restaurant owner and would like to be considered for this once in a lifetime opportunity, please fill out this form below or email us to schedule a phone call with one of our casting directors to answer all your questions. If you would like to refer a restaurant that is in need of help, please also email us. Filming will take place in your restaurant sometime between August and November, 2020. We look forward to hearing from you!
Email to: Casting@GrandandStateEnt.comVisit our website at: www.GrandandStateEnt.com
*In this form you will be asked to submit a few photos and self-shot videos of you and your restaurant. We recommend reading over the photo and video guidelines and recording those videos before trying to submit this form.
Restaurant Name *
Your Name *
Your Title *
What type of food do you serve? *
Restaurant Website *
Social media links and handles (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter)?
Yelp Link (if you have one)
Mobile phone # *
Do you own the building? If not, please provide your Landlord's information. If you don't have it at this time, that's ok, but we will need this. (This is for filming purposes)
Give us a bio and the history on your restaurant. Please answer all of the below and add anything else you'd like.
* What is your restaurant famous or known for in your community?
* Is this a family-owned restaurant? Do you have partners?
* Are you the original owner? If not, when did you acquire the business?
* How long has the restaurant been in business? *
Give us a bio on yourself (and your partner(s) if applicable). *
How has your restaurant been affected by COVID-19? *
How well was the restaurant doing BEFORE COVID-19? *
What would it mean if you were forced to shut down your restaurant? What does this restaurant mean to you, your family, your community? *
How has this affected your staff? Are there any employees whose story needs to be heard? *
Have you reopened or plan to reopen soon? If, so when? *
Why do you want/need Todd Graves' help? How can he and his team help you stay in business or get your doors back open? *
If your situation doesn't change, how long do you think you have before you have to close down permanently? *
Has there been any significant press (video or articles) about your restaurant (pre-COVID and/or post-COVID)? If so, please provide link here. If you have additional links, they can be added in the following questions. If you don't have any, that's ok too.
Link to any additional articles / videos about your restaurant (pre-COVID and/or post-COVID).
Any additional links or information you'd like us to know? Tell us!
Please upload a short video of you. Introduce yourself and tell us how COVID-19 has specifically impacted your restaurant. Why do you need the help? What ups and downs have you faced before and after COVID-19? Why is this restaurant so special to you and your community?
*This does not need to be professional, does not need to be edited, just a short simple intro is great. We HIGHLY encourage doing a video. A video will help you stand out.
Please upload a video of your restaurant. Take us on a walkthrough of your restaurant starting from the outside so we can see your building and what surrounds it on the street. Then walk us through the interior including kitchen, dining areas, outdoor patio areas and any other area of significance. If you'd like to quickly introduce a few key staff members here feel free to do so. If there's an area of needed improvement please highlight that as well.
*This does not need to be professional and does not need to be edited. If you don't have time for a complete walk through, a quick overview video of your restaurant is fine and HIGHLY encouraged. A video will help you stand out.
Please upload a recent photo of yourself (and your partner(s)/any other owners). *
Additional photo of you (and other owners and/or staff members): *
Please upload a photo of the restaurant exterior. *
Please upload a photo of the restaurant interior. *
Upload additional photo of restaurant interior. *
Additional photo (i.e. newspaper clipping, magazine article, celebrity in your restaurant, etc.)
*By providing your date of birth you are confirming that all the above answers are truthful and made by you. *