Here's a quick way to earn free food: watch a 90 second ad for NBC's America's Next Great Restaurant on Facebook, and get a coupon for a buy-one-get-one burrito at Chipotle.
This gift comes straight from NBC, which is promoting the show that will feature a handful of would-be restaurateurs, all hoping to launch a chain of fast-casual restaurants that mimics the epic success of Chipotle. And Chipotle's founder, Steve Ells, will be part of the panel that dishes out advice, selects the best idea -- and invests in the winning concept.
Ells won't make that call by himself, though. He'll be joined by chefs Curtis Stone, Lorena Garcia and
master of the culinary lowest common denominator Food Network star Bobby Flay.
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By the way, in case you're thinking of letting the ad run on mute while you do something else, you need to know that one of the contestants in the preview is pitching a concept called Saucy Balls. We're rooting that one wins -- or at least makes it far enough that we've trained ourselves to stop snickering like eleven-year-old boys at the name.
The show premieres on March 6. The deal's only good until March 3.