business “booming” at Rocco’s.

business “booming” at Rocco’s.
Although the premiere of NBC’s The Restaurant only came in third place Sunday night with 7.5 million viewers, “business in the restaurant has been through the roof,” kitchen manager John Charlesworth tells FOX News. There were also “200 messages seeking reservations on the restaurant’s answering machine.”
+ also: Restaurant “feels so phony” because “it is totally choreographed by the producers from start to finish.”

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