Guy Fieri catapulted his way to fame on The Food Network by gumming guy-friendly food with gusto all across America. The one-time winner of “The Next Food Network Star” turned a talent-show win into an abiding career by spinning off his tattooed antics into shows such as “Guy’s Big Bite,” “Ultimate Recipe Showdown,” “Minute to Win It,” and “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.”
The affable restaurateur with the bleached-blond shock of hair must have an endless well of energy because The Food Network is giving him even more screen time.
“Triple D Nation” will premiere on July 13.
The new show will expand on the popularity of “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.” Fieri will revisit particularly popular restaurants and see how they’ve done in the time since he originally filmed there.
“Triple D has had an incredible impact on so many of the businesses featured on the show, and for years restaurant owners have invited Guy back to see all the incredible and delicious changes they’ve made,” a press release from The Food Network stated.
“Now, Guy is taking viewers back for a second serving to catch up with old friends and to experience all the new things they are offering.”
Each episode will feature four different venues. What’s more, you can be sure that Fieri will hobnob with plenty of his old chef friends.
Some fabulous favorites should populate the premier. Stops will include Chicago’s BIG & littles (a gourmet spin on tacos and burgers), as well as a Trinidadian favorite in Seattle and Illinois’ The Shanty (surf and turf with a hearty twist).
It’s no wonder that Fieri is getting more publicity. His rusty-sounding, rapid-fire tenor has propelled “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” to a staggering 28 seasons.
What’s more, it doesn’t look slated to end soon. The show has only visited 45 of America’s 50 states.
“When I got told Delaware, I’m like ‘How?! We’ve been in that full circle. How did we not make it?!” he exasperatedly explained to Refinery29.
Fieri’s attitude has surely also helped his popularity. He’s always made a point to not bad mouth a restaurant’s food.
“I don’t walk around trying to do reviews,” he said. “I’m not a food critic by any means. I’m just a chef that goes in and eats and enjoys, and if I like it, I’ll talk about it. If I don’t, you won’t hear about it.”