RE: The Restaurant TV Show
I missed the second segment but I did enjoy the first. I can live with the Coors and Am Ex placements, they are no worse than many movies nowadays. I don't use either product, and this show is unlikely to convince me to start.
It did seem as though it might have been partly staged. (I think that Mitsubishi is a sponsor too, aren't they? I wondered if they bribed the police so that they could have that shot of the owner's Mitsubishi SUV being towed from in front of the restaurant?) But it is an actual, funtioning restaurant, so much of it was probably real. I hear that the place is doing great business at the moment. Nothing like a TV series about your place to bring the customers in!