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As chairman and CEO of hospitality company Landry's, Inc., Tilman Fertitta is in charge of a number of nationally known dining and entertainment brands, including Morton's The Steakhouse and Golden Nugget Hotels & Casinos. With these and other businesses under his purview, he has tremendous buying power with an annual budget of $2 billion, and he's looking to use it to help American small businesses highlighted in this series. In each episode, he spends time with two small businesses, sampling their products and getting to know their owners. After sharing his expertise and pushing for improvements to the firms' products, Fertitta decides whether to place a significant purchase order with one of the companies, both or neither. When Fertitta chooses a company with which to place an order, it can transform not only the business but also its owners' lives. Failure to secure an order from Fertitta, on the other hand, could be the end of the road.

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Two Houston-based businesses recovering from the effects of Hurricane Harvey; Texas Mattress Makers, a company hoping to land its first major wholesale deal, and K&N Granite, a family-owned business.
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Tilman Fertitta meets with two fledgling companies; first, two tea makers try to take their company, Mar-Tea-Na, into the restaurant world; next, the duo behind Eat.Drink.Host., a paper goods business, hope to score big with the Houston Rockets.
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Tilman Fertitta revisits some of his favorite small companies from previous seasons of the series; over the last three years, Tilman has made deals with countless new vendors, and, now, he has a chance to see if he made the right decisions.
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Hanley's Foods, a salad dressing company out of Baton Rouge, and Pasturebird, a California chicken farm with an all-natural mission.
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Autonomy Farms, a producer of organic beef and produce, and Too Pretty, an athleisure company with a female empowerment message.
aired 181 days ago
DamnDog, an edgy men's handbag line whose founder is looking to step out of his parents' shadow and Pop Brothers, a family-owned ice pop brand whose owners are looking to bounce back from Hurricane Katrina.
aired 197 days ago
Sleek to Chic, a residential design company, and Brad and Martin, two experienced designers, compete to design a space for Tilman's new Post Oak hotel.
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LoweCo, a playful luxury stationary line created by Sean and Catherine Lowe, and BellaBreeze, an air-conditioned furniture invention that could revolutionize outdoor dining.
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Nino's, an old school pasta maker trying to rebuild their family legacy, and Social Sparkling Wine, a clean alcohol producer trying to tap into bars and restaurants.
aired 211 days ago
Santa Barbara Mariculture is a mussel company with a sophisticated farming technique but a troubling business structure; the founders of SeatNinja believe their restaurant reservation software will revolutionize the industry.
aired 211 days ago
Merrick Seafood, a family-run operation whose owners will stop at nothing to prove their worth over larger competitors, and Little Waisted, whose founder struggles to turn her specialty cocktail rimmers into a booming business.
aired 218 days ago
Desert Creek Honey, a farm-to-table honey manufacturer that needs to bring its production process into the modern ages, and Garcia Art Glass, whose glass-blowing owner is too attached to her pieces to make a real profit.
aired 225 days ago
All American Design, run by a Las Vegas night club designer, and Evolving Kneads, a gluten-free bakery whose owners believe they have a recipe for success.
aired 225 days ago
Face Chairs, a customizable furniture company run by three celebrity photographers, and 44 Farms, a producer of all-natural quality beef.
aired 230 days ago
A swimwear designer hopes her Cuban style bikini bottoms are the right fit for Tilman's business; the owner of a designer shower drain business has a hard choice to make.
aired 231 days ago
Kismet Cosmetics, a lipstick brand with a cautious owner that keeps it from moving forward and the Jed Malitz V2 gallery, created by a talented glass sculptor who lets his pride determine his high prices.
aired 231 days ago
Rossmore, a boutique jewelry brand founded by a married couple, and Galanter and Jones, a heated furniture company owned by siblings, vie for Tilman's business in California.
aired 231 days ago
Linoto, makers of handmade linen sheets, and Manveena's Solutions, a beauty product company, look for Tilman's approval in New York City.
aired 231 days ago
The Jam Stand, a jam business owned by two women, and Marcellino Bag Company, a leather goods business, look to prove themselves to Tilman in New York.
aired 237 days ago
Macaron By Patisse, a speciality dessert shop run by siblings, and Bravado Spice, a hot sauce company headed by passionate friends, vie to win a purchase order from Tilman Fertitta.
aired 237 days ago
Real Antique Wood, furniture makers with a wobbly foundation, and Kelvin Slush, an organic frozen syrup company, whose costly syrups have them on the verge of melting down.

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