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With more than 8 million people calling New York City home, and millions more visiting each year, you'd think there would be enough hungry people in the Big Apple to make most restaurants successful. Unfortunately for restaurateurs, that's not the case. Margins are thin and it's not easy to make money on the New York culinary scene. This show provides a behind-the-scenes look at five restaurants fighting for their share of the multibillion-dollar New York restaurant industry. From up-and-coming chain The Meatball Shop to upscale eatery Vermilion and risky new seafood venture Seamore's, the staff at each business works tirelessly to try to make it in the cutthroat field in the nation's most populous city. Every struggle the eateries face, along with their occasional triumph, is chronicled.

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Rohini finally re-launches Vermilion and faces her critics; Daniel deals with a potentially devastating crisis; Ralph and Anthony decide to honor their parents with a big event.
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Michael makes two enormously risky decisions; Rohini pushes her staff to refresh Vermilion's menu; Daniel must find a way to cap his soaring labor costs.
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Daniel races to fix his flagship location in time for the fifth anniversary party; Michael begins a new chapter; Rohini prepares to re-launch her struggling New York location.
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Daniel is struck by harsh financial realities; Melba scrambles to meet a looming deadline; Ralph and Anthony experiment with a new source of revenue.
aired 26 days ago
Ralph and Anthony receive a million- dollar proposal; Melba is hit with a violation; Michael and Daniel come to a crossroads.
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The co-owners of The Meatball Shop and Ann & Tony's face internal rifts; Melba prepares to make the biggest bet of her career.
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Trend-setting chain The Meatball Shop looks to expand its empire; Harlem hotspot Melba's searches for new ways to grow; family-run Ann & Tony's struggles to attract customers in a changing Little Italy.
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Ralph and Anthony pay tribute to their family and prepare to pass the torch; Michael puts his risky concept to the test; Daniel makes a decision that will change his and Michael's lives forever.

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