Alabama Newscenter — Guy Fieri’s Bacon-Wrapped Danger Dogs Are a Ticket to Flavortown

| June 11, 2021 @ 2:00 pm

By Kate Krader
Bloomberg

In late May, Guy Fieri signed an $80 million, three-year deal with the Food Network. That made him not just TV’s highest paid chef, but also one of cable’s best compensated hosts. And he continues to pay it forward.

The self-proclaimed Mayor of Flavortown distinguished himself by raising over $21.5 million in 2020 for out-of-work restaurant employees by hitting up some of his major sponsors like PepsiCo and UberEats.

Now even as restaurants reopen, Fieri continues to highlight the precarious plight of the independent restaurant community. On June 12, he will host “Guy’s Restaurant Reboot,” an event that will stream across 20 platforms with a projected audience of 5 million. Fieri will be joined by high-profile chefs like Alex Guarnaschelli and José Andrés. Non-chefs like Shaquille O’Neal and Rob Gronkowski will be on site at their favorite local spots – O’Neal at Park Tavern in Atlanta, Gronkowski at Datz in Tampa, Florida – creating “off the hook” specialty dishes that customers will be able to order to support the restaurants. Diplo will provide music.

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