Diners: An Inside Look

Food Network Magazine went behind the scenes of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives to see how Guy Fieri spins mom-and-pop food into storytelling gold.

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Behind the Scenes with Guy

While shooting on location, Guy spends much of his time talking to the camera, which he pretends is his friend.

Cross-Country Road Trip

Guy doesn't drive the show's iconic red Camaro across the country; one lucky production assistant gets that job.

Deliciously Organized

The producer on set keeps a detailed, shot-by-shot list of the mouth-watering recipes that will be featured on the episode.

Fan-Favorite Restaurants

Dedicated fans nominate many of the establishments featured on Diners.


Do you have a favorite funky spot serving righteous food that Guy just has to try? Send your suggestion now to storyideas@tripledinfo.com. Don't forget to include your contact information!

Inner Calm

In the midst of the busy shoot, Guy takes a moment to collect his thoughts and prepare for his next spot on camera.

Two-Way Communication

As chefs explain their recipes, Guy has to turn the conversation into good TV. His trick? The chefs talk to Guy, and Guy talks to the camera.

Food Fight

Guy's job can sometimes be a dirty one; after maple mayonnaise drips down his face, he needs a whole wad of paper towels to wipe it up.

Can I Have Your Autograph?

Guy leaves his mark, in spray paint, on the wall of restaurants featured on the show.

"On This Episode"

Guy records episodic voiceovers for the show at the Wrigley Building in downtown Chicago.