Ready for a relaxing Friday night on the couch? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! On the Menu premieres tonight at 7 p.m. CST on TNT with the first restaurant participant, Chili’s. Remember to pick up some food and tune-in because this new show is sure to give you an appetite. If you missed our previous announcement, On the Menu is the first cooking competition to bring the menu items directly to viewers the following day. Ty Pennington hosts the one-of-a-kind competition and star chef, Emeril Lagasse serves as a ‘menu master’ mentor to the four amateur chefs. Real life fans of the participating chains even get to taste test and judge the items. Following guests’ feedback, a panel of judges from the chain pick the best item and BAM! – You can pick up that delicious item at a participating location near you.
Following Chili’s premiere, the lineup includes Denny’s (Oct. 10), California Pizza Kitchen (Oct. 17), Planet Hollywood (Oct. 24), Emeril’s Restaurant (Oct. 31), The Cheesecake Factory (Nov. 7), Cabo Wabo/Sammy’s Beach Bar & Grill (Nov. 14), Outback Steakhouse (Nov. 21), Buca di Beppo (Nov. 28) and saving the best for last, Dickey’s Barbecue is featured on the season finale, December 5.
We can’t wait to see each episode and try the new menu items of the other chains competing in the series! We’re wondering barbecue fans, what do you think our item is going to be?
We’re guessing Chili’s item is a burger?