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Restaurant Review: Bobby Flay’s Bobby’s Burger Palace

   
    
    
    
   

So I forgot to comment? 

Ok well, this place is amazing and makes me a much bigger Bobby Flay fan! The burgers are highly customizable! Unlike Zinburger! 

The white queso on the fries was delicious! And the bacon gave it a sweet and salty taste that was to die for and I wish I have been here more than once! 

The peanut butter shake was great and finally someone gave you a straw that you can actually suck it up through without blowing out a blood vessel! Lol

I added an egg to my burger. I don’t remember which one I got it looks like a spicy aioli on top, but I don’t see it on the current menu. 

What I don’t like is the seating! The seats suck and are totally uncomfortable! Bobby did that on purpose (a dick move) to increase turnover by making you uncomfortable you don’t want to stay! So you order takeout or you order, eat fast and leave! I do not condone that theory! I think instead of increasing business and turnover it will drive people to choose one of the many many other establishments in the area! Especially after a hard days work and all you want to do is relax and have a delicious meal! 

Also for larger customers as you can see, the seats are bolted to the floor! Ugh


Supplement Review: Chef Robert Irvine’s Fit Crunch Baked Protein Bar

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World-renowned Chef Robert Irvine and FortiFX founder and industry pioneer Sean Perich teamed up to create FIT CRUNCH™ with one rule: NO COMPROMISE. These two industry leaders pushed one another to create a product worthy of their reputations and beyond your expectations: FIT CRUNCH™, the only 6-layer baked bar on the planet.

Each bar delivers 30 grams of the highest quality protein blend, including whey – elements the body can use. Low in sugar, these bars are also easy to digest.

Regarding taste, again, no compromise.

A lifelong body builder as well as the acclaimed culinary expert who is famous for bringing great taste to nutritious foods, Chef Robert Irvine said this about the bar: “As good as anything I’ve ever made.”

The ideal fit as a partner for Chef Robert’s vision was none other than FortiFX founder, Sean Perich. Sean launched his enterprise out of a tiny, apartment kitchen in 2001. Tired of eating the the indigestible protein bricks on the market, he sought to improve the way protein bars were made and created the world’s first baked protein bar.

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FAQ’S

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions. If you have a question that isn’t answered below, ask us using our CONTACT PAGE.

Q: HOW ARE THESE DIFFERENT FROM THE ORIGINAL FORTIFX BARS?

A: The original FortiFX bars were our delicious triple-layer baked bars, not completely dissimilar from the new Fit Crunch bars. When industry pioneer and founder of FortiFX, Sean Perich, met Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine they decided to take the original bars to a new level with taste and texture. Fit Crunch offers six delicious layers with a variety of textures – not only a soft cookie core but a layer of cream and a crunch on top! **Please note that the nutritional profile (and ingredients) of FortiFX triple-layer bars is slightly different from Fit Crunch.**

Q: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE 15G AND 30G BARS?
A: The bars are manufactured using the same ingredients and process. The only difference is the serving size. The smaller bar is 48 grams in total weight boasting 15 grams of protein – and contain about half of the nutritional content of the 30g version.

Q: WHY IS A BAKED BAR BETTER?
A: All other high protein energy bars are manufactured on technologically inferior “Cold Form Extrusion” or “Cold Slab-and-Slit” equipment which has remained relatively unchanged for the past 25 years. A comparison is simply unfair; our baked products have a far superior taste, softer texture, and much better shelf life. Our proprietary baking process enables us to produce a great tasting, high protein, soft-batch energy bars the same way Grandma used to make her homemade cookies.

Q: WHAT IS THE SHELF LIFE OF THE BARS?
A: The bars offer an 18 month shelf life. Store in a cool, dry place at or below 70 degrees F to assure shelf life.

Q: WHERE ELSE CAN I BUY THE BARS?
A: You can buy our bars online at FitCrunchBars.com or at a variety of other national retailers and gyms as well as online. You can also purchase our bars through participating partners internationally.

FIT CRUNCH PEANUT BUTTER
This bar is packed with peanut butter flavor specifically made with the PB connoisseur in mind. Layers of rich peanut butter taste and creamy chocolate makes for a great reward after a tough workout. A vanilla cookie core is layered with peanut butter, fresh peanuts, high protein chocolate, chocolate crisps and top-layered with a creamy chocolate and peanut butter drizzle.

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PRODUCT INGREDIENTS
PROTEIN BLEND (WHY PROTEIN ISOLATE, MILK PROTEIN ISOLATE, WHEY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE, SOY PROTEIN ISOLATE), PALM KERNEL OIL, DRY ROASTED PEANUTS, VEGETABLE GLYCERIN, MALTITOL, SORBITOL, GELATIN, WHEAT FLOUR, SUGAR, PARTIALLY DEFATTED PEANUT FLOUR, COCOA POWDER (PROCESSED WITH ALKALI), BROWN SUGAR, CORN SYRUP, SUNFLOWER OIL, NATURAL FLAVORS, SALT, MONO & DIGLYCERIDES, NATURAL TOCOPHEROLS, MONO GLYCERIDES, SOY LECITHIN, TAPIOCA STARCH, SILICON DIOXIDE, REDUCED MINERAL WHEY POWDER, MALTODEXTRIN, SODIUM CASEINATE, CITRIC ACID, WHEY, BETA CAROTENE, PALMITATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE AND SUCRALOSE. CONTAINS MILK, SOY, WHEAT, AND PEANUT. MANUFACTURED IN A PLANT THAT PROCESSES MILK, SOY, WHEAT, TREE NUT, PEANUT AND EGG PRODUCTS.
PRODUCT NUTRITION
Serving Size 1 Bar (88g)
Calories 380
Total Fat 16g
Sodium 490mg
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugar 6g
Protein 30g

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1. These are the largest protein bars I have ever seen! They even dwarf the detour and supreme bars! Larger bar means you are full when you eat it and you are surprisingly full for a long time!
2. Amazing taste and 20 calories less than detour and supreme bars!
3. They are baked!

They do have more net carbs, but they are listed as a meal replacement bar.

Here’s a challenge to Chef Irvine: can you make a zero net carb bar with less calories for dieters?

My homemade bars are still better! Check out beware the protein bar here on this site!


Dear Food Network, we want a health conscious realistic show with Robert Irvine!

Dear Food Network,

It is no secret that Robert Irvine is the most jacked guy on Food Network.

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We want a show that focuses on his personal diet! We all know he doesn’t eat the food he cooks on Restaurant Impossible on a daily basis. We also know that as a chef he can still make healthy food taste great! We want a show that focuses on his personal recipes that him and Gail Kim eat on a daily basis!

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Not only would it be entertaining, but it would help a lot of Americans eat healthy and still be excited to eat, instead of punishing themselves by eating bland diet food! We all know that pre packaged food like nutrisystem and weight watchers don’t work, because it doesn’t teach you how to eat! Once you stop buying their food bang there you go back up again. We also know how Robert hates pre-made, frozen and canned food!!

Please Robert and Food network help America! You can even name the show Robert Irvine helps America! Or America Impossible!

The obesity epidemic is reaching an all time high and if we don’t take the bull by the horns we are going to lose this battle!

For Gods sake! There is McDonald’s in schools for school lunch! That’s ridiculous! I had homemade lunch, made by our lunch ladies. Yes; they used government products like the infamous government cheese lol, but it was still light years better than McDonald’s! Pizza Fridays, pasta, chicken fajitas, burgers, meatloaf etc…

Maybe have Robert Irvine meet with obese people trying to lose weight and see what they are eating or meet with people that are close to being where they want to be, but for some reason, just can’t quite get there! Have Robert teach them the recipes he personally uses to get ripped and stay in shape, and does he use supplements? If so, what does he use?

Robert Irvine, please help America!

Ps: it’s my idea! I want to be on the first show haha! Even if I’m not the person he helps!


Controversy: Food Network caught lying?

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Ok so it says its live at 9pm and right now it’s 8pm

On demand has star salvation 2 posted already:

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Lets play it (hint I already watched it about 2 hours ago)
Star salvation is where eliminated finalists compete to return to the show. It’s hosted by Robert Irvine.

Well the new not yet kicked off (because its supposedly live) contestant gets to compete for a return spot:

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But wait a min he hasn’t been kicked off yet? Are we in a time machine? How are we glimpsing the future outcome of a 9pm live show?

Shame on you Food Network!

I would expect this from WWE, but not from you!


TV Show Review: Restaurant Impossible

After combating countless “impossible dinners,” Chef Robert Irvine faces a daunting new challenge: save America’s most desperate restaurants from impending failure in just two days with only $10,000. In his new prime-time Food Network series, Restaurant: Impossible, Robert uses creativity and resourcefulness along with a lot of muscle in his fight to rescue these restaurants and give hope to the owners and their employees. Day one of the extreme mission begins with a thorough business assessment as Robert launches the restaurant into full service, closely observes the staff and kitchen, and determines their weakest spots. Then, he springs into action by updating the menu, retraining the staff and implementing aesthetic changes with the help of his design team. To ensure a packed house for the grand re-opening at the end of day two, Robert hits the streets to tell the community about the improved restaurant. Will the ruthless schedule, tight budget and ambitious task overcome Robert’s lofty goals, or will this tall order result in restaurant triumph?

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I really like him! His no sugarcoating, no bs attitude is exactly what these people need!

Everything he says is exactly right! He hasn’t steered these people wrong! Ever!

Most failing places have the same things wrong:

1. Canned not fresh food

2. Poor management – where management is doing too much and not delegating or management is trying to be friends not bosses

3. Cleanliness issues (that stems from #2)

4. Poor service (also an issue of #2)

5. Of course poor design aesthetics – from ugly and dark, to over cluttered, to minimalist junk

These common factors are seen in almost every episode! If your business is failing forget restaurant, if you business is failing, check that list above first! Then if you are still reading check the tips section here.

If you are having partner problems:
Unfortunately, if you chose your partner poorly for example out of love (either physical or brotherly) (like I did) and both of you are on different wavelengths, then unless you can get on the same path, you are doomed!

This show is very important to watch if you own your own business, especially if it’s and type of brick & mortar (physical building not like a plumber, electrician, landscaper etc…) type place. Just because it’s a restaurant show doesn’t mean you can’t learn something.

In the show Robert lightens up dark places, and in one place he reorganized the kitchen for optimized performance. Let’s apply these concepts to a non restaurant

For example:
If you have a hardware store a fresh coat of paint, a couple design changes, might liven up your place! Maybe reorganizing your stock in common areas instead of common tools such as:
Bed, bath, outdoor, automotive ,kitchen etc..

You might have redundant stock, but people coming in that aren’t professionals, will find what they need according to the project they are doing. Which I am sure is the design home depot took in their mega stores. To make it easier for the common person.

Let’s apply it to another business:

A small boutique:
Maybe a bright coat of paint, maybe hang clothes in outfits on the wall, so people can see them together rather than just separate on the hangers.

That’s just 2 tips seen on the show, there are many more!

The design crew has a very limited budget, so they get very creative for cheap! One time they used paint stirrers and painted them and hung them around a light fixture to make a rustic creative light.

Like I said earlier if you have a business, you will want to pay attention. Even if you have a non brick & mortar you may pick up management tips, marketing tips etc!

Watch this show! It is fun to see him tear the places apart!

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