I respect the hell out of all of you for coming on here and defending the show. My criticism is of the show and was inapproriately directed at you guys. Apologize for that. I am a lifelong hospitality guy and that is why it pissed me off to see the show play down the opening of a rest in one episode. Maybe because I opened my own place and I was REALLY looking forward to this show illustrating to the country how difficult it is. I think that we would all agree that they went for the "happy go lucky" route; rather than the normal "doom and gloom" that actually goes with opening up a place (especially a $4 million dollar place).
I want to ask you a serious question on here... an I am not going to judge you because of it because you are not in charge... was the footage of you in front of the place really shot the day before or was it recreated? Did Rocco really bring out that meal to you? Were you hired before all of this and then you guys staged the whole thing? Etc... i am not asking this for any type of ammunition or anything, I just thought those questions when I was watching it.
I had extremely high hopes for this show because it is what I do for a living. I should probably stop taking myself so seriously. Don't hold it against me, ok? I know that you were just playing a part in this and you did what you had to do to get in front of the camera. Tell all the folks at Rocco's that people ARE watching the show and it is better to be talked about (bad or good) than have the show be a flop and nobody caring at all. Just take a look at my Project Greenlight recaps/summaries on the "Other Reality Shows" part of this website and you awill see how truly sad it is when people could care less about a great show. See you on the tube this week. And tell Uzay that his voice over work on his website is killer, I was cracking up! great stuff!