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Season 1, Episode 1

Vegas Meltdown

Nine aspiring restaurateurs arrive in Las Vegas, where they meet Chef Robert Irvine and the Restaurant Express Bus. In order to secure one of the eight spots on board, they must first pitch their dream restaurant concept to Robert: Those with the best concepts head into Lake Las Vegas for the first challenge. They'll have to create a restaurant from the ground up with just $500 and six hours to feed 250 hungry guests! The bottom three earners will be up for elimination.

Sunday
Nov 3
8pm | 7c
Season 1, Episode 1

Vegas Meltdown

Nine aspiring restaurateurs arrive in Las Vegas, where they meet Chef Robert Irvine and the Restaurant Express Bus. In order to secure one of the eight spots on board, they must first pitch their dream restaurant concept to Robert: Those with the best concepts head into Lake Las Vegas for the first challenge. They'll have to create a restaurant from the ground up with just $500 and six hours to feed 250 hungry guests! The bottom three earners will be up for elimination.

Saturday
Nov 9
6pm | 5c
Season 1, Episode 2

Tantrum in Temecula

The Restaurant Express bus arrives in Temecula, Calif., a small, upscale town with lots of restaurants. The contestants' market knowledge is tested when they must propose to Robert and the mayor a new restaurant that they think could be successful in the town. The winner of the mini challenge will get extra money for the main challenge, where they will test their restaurant ideas on the locals at a lunch fair. The bottom three earners will be up for elimination.

Sunday
Nov 17
7pm | 6c
Season 1, Episode 3

Express: Impossible

The Restaurant Express bus arrives in Los Angeles, where the contestants face their first group challenge. Inspired by Restaurant: Impossible, the teams will be given 24 hours and $5,000 to revitalize two struggling restaurants. Robert and two visiting critics will dine at each location to determine who won this round, and who will be off the bus.

Sunday
Nov 24
4pm | 3c
Season 1, Episode 2

Tantrum in Temecula

The Restaurant Express bus arrives in Temecula, Calif., a small, upscale town with lots of restaurants. The contestants' market knowledge is tested when they must propose to Robert and the mayor a new restaurant that they think could be successful in the town. The winner of the mini challenge will get extra money for the main challenge, where they will test their restaurant ideas on the locals at a lunch fair. The bottom three earners will be up for elimination.

Thursday
Nov 28
3pm | 2c
Season 1, Episode 4

Battle by the Beach

The Restaurant Express bus arrives at the iconic Balboa Pier in New Beach, Calif. The remaining five contestants will each have to open a concession stand with the same three dishes; a burger, a dessert and something on a stick. They also must produce a commercial for their stand. The contestant with the best commercial gets to have their ad play on the pier, but will that marketing advantage be enough to draw the most customers?

Thursday
Nov 28
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 4

Battle by the Beach

The Restaurant Express bus arrives at the iconic Balboa Pier in New Beach, Calif. The remaining five contestants will each have to open a concession stand with the same three dishes; a burger, a dessert and something on a stick. They also must produce a commercial for their stand. The contestant with the best commercial gets to have their ad play on the pier, but will that marketing advantage be enough to draw the most customers?

Saturday
Nov 30
6pm | 5c
Season 1, Episode 5

Going, Going, Gone!

The remaining four contestants are given their biggest budget challenge: create a supper club with $1,000 and an empty restaurant shell. They first attend an auction with items that could be a big benefit during dinner service, challenging them to spend wisely for an advantage, with enough money left over for food and supplies.

Friday
Dec 6
2am | 1c
Season 1, Episode 6

The Truck Stops Here!

The three remaining chefs are each given a food truck and are challenged on their ability to serve specific groups of diners at three iconic locations: a zoo, an upscale shopping center and a late night bar scene. The winner gets a big advantage heading into the final challenge.

Monday
Dec 9
12am | 11c
Season 1, Episode 6

The Truck Stops Here!

The three remaining chefs are each given a food truck and are challenged on their ability to serve specific groups of diners at three iconic locations: a zoo, an upscale shopping center and a late night bar scene. The winner gets a big advantage heading into the final challenge.

Friday
Dec 13
3am | 2c
Season 1, Episode 6

The Truck Stops Here!

The three remaining chefs are each given a food truck and are challenged on their ability to serve specific groups of diners at three iconic locations: a zoo, an upscale shopping center and a late night bar scene. The winner gets a big advantage heading into the final challenge.

Saturday
Dec 14
6pm | 5c
Season 1, Episode 7

Vegas or Bust

The Restaurant Express bus arrives at the final location: The M Resort in Las Vegas, where the winner will open their very own restaurant! The last two chefs standing will be given a budget of $5,000 and must create a restaurant fit for the resort. They must design their restaurant, create their menu and impress not only 100 diners, but also Robert and two M Resort executives. The chef with the best overall concept and execution will win Restaurant Express!

Friday
Dec 20
3am | 2c
Season 1, Episode 7

Vegas or Bust

The Restaurant Express bus arrives at the final location: The M Resort in Las Vegas, where the winner will open their very own restaurant! The last two chefs standing will be given a budget of $5,000 and must create a restaurant fit for the resort. They must design their restaurant, create their menu and impress not only 100 diners, but also Robert and two M Resort executives. The chef with the best overall concept and execution will win Restaurant Express!

Saturday
Dec 21
6pm | 5c

About the Show

Chef Robert Irvine is on a mission to find America's top aspiring restaurateur ... and in typical Irvine fashion, it's not going to be easy! Each week in the competition, the contestants will travel by bus to real-world locations to be tested on key pillars of the restaurant business. It's the ultimate road trip, and in the end, only one person will remain on the bus and be offered the chance of a lifetime: to help launch a brand-new restaurant in the heart of culinary mecca Las Vegas. All aboard the Restaurant Express!

About the Host

Robert Irvine

Robert is ready for any challenge on his shows, Restaurant Express, Restaurant: Impossible and Dinner: Impossible.