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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Guy Fieri

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Guy Fieri

You think you know, but you have no idea: this is the story of one man’s epic journey to Flavortown

Get to know more about everyone’s favorite road tripper, Guy Fieri!

Guy’s Pretzel Cart

When Guy Fieri was a little guy, he and his father built a pretzel cart so he could save money to spend a year abroad in France, which he ended up doing at the age of 16.

The Meal That Started All

While spending that year in France, it was his meal of steak frites that inspired him to pursue a career in the food world.

If at First You Don’t Succeed...

Did you know that Guy almost didn’t send in the audition tape for the second season of The Next Food Network Star because he was rejected so many times?

His Biggest Fans

Both Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone love Guy Fieri so much, they try to sneak a Guy quote into every project they do together!

He Had Normal Hair

No for real, there is photographic evidence that his signature blonde spikey hair wasn’t always the norm for him...


10 Things You Didn't Know About Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives

Even if you've never watched Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives &mdash Guy Fieri's road trippin' love letter to mom and pop restaurants across the United States &mdash there are certain things you know to expect from the show: greasy spoons, bleached hair, and meals worth killing your diet for and planning a vacation around. But even if you've watched every episode twice, there are certain things even the most diehard superfan can't know. Here's what you've been missing.

His Camaro Makes A Cameo In (Almost) Every Episode.

The Food Network Star winner rolls up to every restaurant in his red Chevy Camaro SS. Well, almost every restaurant. There are a few times when he's swapped out his set of wheels, like when he went to Hawaii and decided against shipping his car.

He Brings A Make-A-Wish Kid to Every Taping.

Fieri's filmed 363 episodes to date, and for each one, he's invited a family from an organization close to his heart: Make-A-Wish. "I know what the family is going through, to some degree," he told us last summer, when discussing his sister's battle with cancer. "I know that heartache and I see that, and if there's anything I can do to help enlighten or empower those kids, I want to do it."

It's something he does for every show he stars in, including Guy's Big Bite and Guy's Grocery Games, and he makes it a point to ensure the whole family's invited, not just the child battling an illness. "We don't want to single a kid out," he explained.

One Episode Made Him Really Anxious.

Though Fieri's known for being the cool, laid-back guy, one aspect of the show made him really nervous: the episode he shot in Cuba. "I sold Food Network on this idea, and I didn't want to let people down, or waste people's money," he told us. So how does he stay calm when the cameras start rolling? "I take a lot of deep breaths."

His Show's Like 'Shark Tank' For Your Business.

Just like how appearing on Shark Tank can send people flocking to your store, a spot on Triple-D, as the show's affectionately known, has boosted restaurant's sales by as much as 500 percent.

The Money Train Doesn't Stop Right After The Show Airs.

You'd think the restaurants featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives would get that bump in foot traffic for a day or two, maybe a couple weeks, after the episode airs, but at Southern Soul Barbeque in St. Simons Island, GA, that's been far from the case: He saw his sales go up 200 percent after the show aired, and it hasn't stopped ever since, the owner told Thrillist.

Filming Isn't A Quick "In & Out."

Though each segment lasts just a few minutes, there's a ton of production leading up to that moment. One restauranteur described having "12 hours" of calls with producers leading up to the taping, and the shoot itself typically takes about two days to complete. On the first day, the crew lights the restaurant for the shoot and gets b-roll, and on the second day, Fieri stops by and films for half the day.

"I think we cooked every item on the menu three times with Guy," Ted Casper, co-owner of Casper and Runyon's Nook in St. Paul, told Twin Cities Business magazine.

He's Come Up With 63 Ways to Say "Delicious."

One of the hallmarks of the show is the fact that nobody's more excited about the food than Fieri himself. And, episode after episode, he finds new ways to express just how he feels about whatever he's digging into, be it "the flavor jets are turned on" or "that's a hot frisbee of fun!" Just check out this supercut.


10 Things You Didn't Know About Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives

Even if you've never watched Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives &mdash Guy Fieri's road trippin' love letter to mom and pop restaurants across the United States &mdash there are certain things you know to expect from the show: greasy spoons, bleached hair, and meals worth killing your diet for and planning a vacation around. But even if you've watched every episode twice, there are certain things even the most diehard superfan can't know. Here's what you've been missing.

His Camaro Makes A Cameo In (Almost) Every Episode.

The Food Network Star winner rolls up to every restaurant in his red Chevy Camaro SS. Well, almost every restaurant. There are a few times when he's swapped out his set of wheels, like when he went to Hawaii and decided against shipping his car.

He Brings A Make-A-Wish Kid to Every Taping.

Fieri's filmed 363 episodes to date, and for each one, he's invited a family from an organization close to his heart: Make-A-Wish. "I know what the family is going through, to some degree," he told us last summer, when discussing his sister's battle with cancer. "I know that heartache and I see that, and if there's anything I can do to help enlighten or empower those kids, I want to do it."

It's something he does for every show he stars in, including Guy's Big Bite and Guy's Grocery Games, and he makes it a point to ensure the whole family's invited, not just the child battling an illness. "We don't want to single a kid out," he explained.

One Episode Made Him Really Anxious.

Though Fieri's known for being the cool, laid-back guy, one aspect of the show made him really nervous: the episode he shot in Cuba. "I sold Food Network on this idea, and I didn't want to let people down, or waste people's money," he told us. So how does he stay calm when the cameras start rolling? "I take a lot of deep breaths."

His Show's Like 'Shark Tank' For Your Business.

Just like how appearing on Shark Tank can send people flocking to your store, a spot on Triple-D, as the show's affectionately known, has boosted restaurant's sales by as much as 500 percent.

The Money Train Doesn't Stop Right After The Show Airs.

You'd think the restaurants featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives would get that bump in foot traffic for a day or two, maybe a couple weeks, after the episode airs, but at Southern Soul Barbeque in St. Simons Island, GA, that's been far from the case: He saw his sales go up 200 percent after the show aired, and it hasn't stopped ever since, the owner told Thrillist.

Filming Isn't A Quick "In & Out."

Though each segment lasts just a few minutes, there's a ton of production leading up to that moment. One restauranteur described having "12 hours" of calls with producers leading up to the taping, and the shoot itself typically takes about two days to complete. On the first day, the crew lights the restaurant for the shoot and gets b-roll, and on the second day, Fieri stops by and films for half the day.

"I think we cooked every item on the menu three times with Guy," Ted Casper, co-owner of Casper and Runyon's Nook in St. Paul, told Twin Cities Business magazine.

He's Come Up With 63 Ways to Say "Delicious."

One of the hallmarks of the show is the fact that nobody's more excited about the food than Fieri himself. And, episode after episode, he finds new ways to express just how he feels about whatever he's digging into, be it "the flavor jets are turned on" or "that's a hot frisbee of fun!" Just check out this supercut.


10 Things You Didn't Know About Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives

Even if you've never watched Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives &mdash Guy Fieri's road trippin' love letter to mom and pop restaurants across the United States &mdash there are certain things you know to expect from the show: greasy spoons, bleached hair, and meals worth killing your diet for and planning a vacation around. But even if you've watched every episode twice, there are certain things even the most diehard superfan can't know. Here's what you've been missing.

His Camaro Makes A Cameo In (Almost) Every Episode.

The Food Network Star winner rolls up to every restaurant in his red Chevy Camaro SS. Well, almost every restaurant. There are a few times when he's swapped out his set of wheels, like when he went to Hawaii and decided against shipping his car.

He Brings A Make-A-Wish Kid to Every Taping.

Fieri's filmed 363 episodes to date, and for each one, he's invited a family from an organization close to his heart: Make-A-Wish. "I know what the family is going through, to some degree," he told us last summer, when discussing his sister's battle with cancer. "I know that heartache and I see that, and if there's anything I can do to help enlighten or empower those kids, I want to do it."

It's something he does for every show he stars in, including Guy's Big Bite and Guy's Grocery Games, and he makes it a point to ensure the whole family's invited, not just the child battling an illness. "We don't want to single a kid out," he explained.

One Episode Made Him Really Anxious.

Though Fieri's known for being the cool, laid-back guy, one aspect of the show made him really nervous: the episode he shot in Cuba. "I sold Food Network on this idea, and I didn't want to let people down, or waste people's money," he told us. So how does he stay calm when the cameras start rolling? "I take a lot of deep breaths."

His Show's Like 'Shark Tank' For Your Business.

Just like how appearing on Shark Tank can send people flocking to your store, a spot on Triple-D, as the show's affectionately known, has boosted restaurant's sales by as much as 500 percent.

The Money Train Doesn't Stop Right After The Show Airs.

You'd think the restaurants featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives would get that bump in foot traffic for a day or two, maybe a couple weeks, after the episode airs, but at Southern Soul Barbeque in St. Simons Island, GA, that's been far from the case: He saw his sales go up 200 percent after the show aired, and it hasn't stopped ever since, the owner told Thrillist.

Filming Isn't A Quick "In & Out."

Though each segment lasts just a few minutes, there's a ton of production leading up to that moment. One restauranteur described having "12 hours" of calls with producers leading up to the taping, and the shoot itself typically takes about two days to complete. On the first day, the crew lights the restaurant for the shoot and gets b-roll, and on the second day, Fieri stops by and films for half the day.

"I think we cooked every item on the menu three times with Guy," Ted Casper, co-owner of Casper and Runyon's Nook in St. Paul, told Twin Cities Business magazine.

He's Come Up With 63 Ways to Say "Delicious."

One of the hallmarks of the show is the fact that nobody's more excited about the food than Fieri himself. And, episode after episode, he finds new ways to express just how he feels about whatever he's digging into, be it "the flavor jets are turned on" or "that's a hot frisbee of fun!" Just check out this supercut.


10 Things You Didn't Know About Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives

Even if you've never watched Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives &mdash Guy Fieri's road trippin' love letter to mom and pop restaurants across the United States &mdash there are certain things you know to expect from the show: greasy spoons, bleached hair, and meals worth killing your diet for and planning a vacation around. But even if you've watched every episode twice, there are certain things even the most diehard superfan can't know. Here's what you've been missing.

His Camaro Makes A Cameo In (Almost) Every Episode.

The Food Network Star winner rolls up to every restaurant in his red Chevy Camaro SS. Well, almost every restaurant. There are a few times when he's swapped out his set of wheels, like when he went to Hawaii and decided against shipping his car.

He Brings A Make-A-Wish Kid to Every Taping.

Fieri's filmed 363 episodes to date, and for each one, he's invited a family from an organization close to his heart: Make-A-Wish. "I know what the family is going through, to some degree," he told us last summer, when discussing his sister's battle with cancer. "I know that heartache and I see that, and if there's anything I can do to help enlighten or empower those kids, I want to do it."

It's something he does for every show he stars in, including Guy's Big Bite and Guy's Grocery Games, and he makes it a point to ensure the whole family's invited, not just the child battling an illness. "We don't want to single a kid out," he explained.

One Episode Made Him Really Anxious.

Though Fieri's known for being the cool, laid-back guy, one aspect of the show made him really nervous: the episode he shot in Cuba. "I sold Food Network on this idea, and I didn't want to let people down, or waste people's money," he told us. So how does he stay calm when the cameras start rolling? "I take a lot of deep breaths."

His Show's Like 'Shark Tank' For Your Business.

Just like how appearing on Shark Tank can send people flocking to your store, a spot on Triple-D, as the show's affectionately known, has boosted restaurant's sales by as much as 500 percent.

The Money Train Doesn't Stop Right After The Show Airs.

You'd think the restaurants featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives would get that bump in foot traffic for a day or two, maybe a couple weeks, after the episode airs, but at Southern Soul Barbeque in St. Simons Island, GA, that's been far from the case: He saw his sales go up 200 percent after the show aired, and it hasn't stopped ever since, the owner told Thrillist.

Filming Isn't A Quick "In & Out."

Though each segment lasts just a few minutes, there's a ton of production leading up to that moment. One restauranteur described having "12 hours" of calls with producers leading up to the taping, and the shoot itself typically takes about two days to complete. On the first day, the crew lights the restaurant for the shoot and gets b-roll, and on the second day, Fieri stops by and films for half the day.

"I think we cooked every item on the menu three times with Guy," Ted Casper, co-owner of Casper and Runyon's Nook in St. Paul, told Twin Cities Business magazine.

He's Come Up With 63 Ways to Say "Delicious."

One of the hallmarks of the show is the fact that nobody's more excited about the food than Fieri himself. And, episode after episode, he finds new ways to express just how he feels about whatever he's digging into, be it "the flavor jets are turned on" or "that's a hot frisbee of fun!" Just check out this supercut.


10 Things You Didn't Know About Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives

Even if you've never watched Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives &mdash Guy Fieri's road trippin' love letter to mom and pop restaurants across the United States &mdash there are certain things you know to expect from the show: greasy spoons, bleached hair, and meals worth killing your diet for and planning a vacation around. But even if you've watched every episode twice, there are certain things even the most diehard superfan can't know. Here's what you've been missing.

His Camaro Makes A Cameo In (Almost) Every Episode.

The Food Network Star winner rolls up to every restaurant in his red Chevy Camaro SS. Well, almost every restaurant. There are a few times when he's swapped out his set of wheels, like when he went to Hawaii and decided against shipping his car.

He Brings A Make-A-Wish Kid to Every Taping.

Fieri's filmed 363 episodes to date, and for each one, he's invited a family from an organization close to his heart: Make-A-Wish. "I know what the family is going through, to some degree," he told us last summer, when discussing his sister's battle with cancer. "I know that heartache and I see that, and if there's anything I can do to help enlighten or empower those kids, I want to do it."

It's something he does for every show he stars in, including Guy's Big Bite and Guy's Grocery Games, and he makes it a point to ensure the whole family's invited, not just the child battling an illness. "We don't want to single a kid out," he explained.

One Episode Made Him Really Anxious.

Though Fieri's known for being the cool, laid-back guy, one aspect of the show made him really nervous: the episode he shot in Cuba. "I sold Food Network on this idea, and I didn't want to let people down, or waste people's money," he told us. So how does he stay calm when the cameras start rolling? "I take a lot of deep breaths."

His Show's Like 'Shark Tank' For Your Business.

Just like how appearing on Shark Tank can send people flocking to your store, a spot on Triple-D, as the show's affectionately known, has boosted restaurant's sales by as much as 500 percent.

The Money Train Doesn't Stop Right After The Show Airs.

You'd think the restaurants featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives would get that bump in foot traffic for a day or two, maybe a couple weeks, after the episode airs, but at Southern Soul Barbeque in St. Simons Island, GA, that's been far from the case: He saw his sales go up 200 percent after the show aired, and it hasn't stopped ever since, the owner told Thrillist.

Filming Isn't A Quick "In & Out."

Though each segment lasts just a few minutes, there's a ton of production leading up to that moment. One restauranteur described having "12 hours" of calls with producers leading up to the taping, and the shoot itself typically takes about two days to complete. On the first day, the crew lights the restaurant for the shoot and gets b-roll, and on the second day, Fieri stops by and films for half the day.

"I think we cooked every item on the menu three times with Guy," Ted Casper, co-owner of Casper and Runyon's Nook in St. Paul, told Twin Cities Business magazine.

He's Come Up With 63 Ways to Say "Delicious."

One of the hallmarks of the show is the fact that nobody's more excited about the food than Fieri himself. And, episode after episode, he finds new ways to express just how he feels about whatever he's digging into, be it "the flavor jets are turned on" or "that's a hot frisbee of fun!" Just check out this supercut.


10 Things You Didn't Know About Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives

Even if you've never watched Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives &mdash Guy Fieri's road trippin' love letter to mom and pop restaurants across the United States &mdash there are certain things you know to expect from the show: greasy spoons, bleached hair, and meals worth killing your diet for and planning a vacation around. But even if you've watched every episode twice, there are certain things even the most diehard superfan can't know. Here's what you've been missing.

His Camaro Makes A Cameo In (Almost) Every Episode.

The Food Network Star winner rolls up to every restaurant in his red Chevy Camaro SS. Well, almost every restaurant. There are a few times when he's swapped out his set of wheels, like when he went to Hawaii and decided against shipping his car.

He Brings A Make-A-Wish Kid to Every Taping.

Fieri's filmed 363 episodes to date, and for each one, he's invited a family from an organization close to his heart: Make-A-Wish. "I know what the family is going through, to some degree," he told us last summer, when discussing his sister's battle with cancer. "I know that heartache and I see that, and if there's anything I can do to help enlighten or empower those kids, I want to do it."

It's something he does for every show he stars in, including Guy's Big Bite and Guy's Grocery Games, and he makes it a point to ensure the whole family's invited, not just the child battling an illness. "We don't want to single a kid out," he explained.

One Episode Made Him Really Anxious.

Though Fieri's known for being the cool, laid-back guy, one aspect of the show made him really nervous: the episode he shot in Cuba. "I sold Food Network on this idea, and I didn't want to let people down, or waste people's money," he told us. So how does he stay calm when the cameras start rolling? "I take a lot of deep breaths."

His Show's Like 'Shark Tank' For Your Business.

Just like how appearing on Shark Tank can send people flocking to your store, a spot on Triple-D, as the show's affectionately known, has boosted restaurant's sales by as much as 500 percent.

The Money Train Doesn't Stop Right After The Show Airs.

You'd think the restaurants featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives would get that bump in foot traffic for a day or two, maybe a couple weeks, after the episode airs, but at Southern Soul Barbeque in St. Simons Island, GA, that's been far from the case: He saw his sales go up 200 percent after the show aired, and it hasn't stopped ever since, the owner told Thrillist.

Filming Isn't A Quick "In & Out."

Though each segment lasts just a few minutes, there's a ton of production leading up to that moment. One restauranteur described having "12 hours" of calls with producers leading up to the taping, and the shoot itself typically takes about two days to complete. On the first day, the crew lights the restaurant for the shoot and gets b-roll, and on the second day, Fieri stops by and films for half the day.

"I think we cooked every item on the menu three times with Guy," Ted Casper, co-owner of Casper and Runyon's Nook in St. Paul, told Twin Cities Business magazine.

He's Come Up With 63 Ways to Say "Delicious."

One of the hallmarks of the show is the fact that nobody's more excited about the food than Fieri himself. And, episode after episode, he finds new ways to express just how he feels about whatever he's digging into, be it "the flavor jets are turned on" or "that's a hot frisbee of fun!" Just check out this supercut.


10 Things You Didn't Know About Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives

Even if you've never watched Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives &mdash Guy Fieri's road trippin' love letter to mom and pop restaurants across the United States &mdash there are certain things you know to expect from the show: greasy spoons, bleached hair, and meals worth killing your diet for and planning a vacation around. But even if you've watched every episode twice, there are certain things even the most diehard superfan can't know. Here's what you've been missing.

His Camaro Makes A Cameo In (Almost) Every Episode.

The Food Network Star winner rolls up to every restaurant in his red Chevy Camaro SS. Well, almost every restaurant. There are a few times when he's swapped out his set of wheels, like when he went to Hawaii and decided against shipping his car.

He Brings A Make-A-Wish Kid to Every Taping.

Fieri's filmed 363 episodes to date, and for each one, he's invited a family from an organization close to his heart: Make-A-Wish. "I know what the family is going through, to some degree," he told us last summer, when discussing his sister's battle with cancer. "I know that heartache and I see that, and if there's anything I can do to help enlighten or empower those kids, I want to do it."

It's something he does for every show he stars in, including Guy's Big Bite and Guy's Grocery Games, and he makes it a point to ensure the whole family's invited, not just the child battling an illness. "We don't want to single a kid out," he explained.

One Episode Made Him Really Anxious.

Though Fieri's known for being the cool, laid-back guy, one aspect of the show made him really nervous: the episode he shot in Cuba. "I sold Food Network on this idea, and I didn't want to let people down, or waste people's money," he told us. So how does he stay calm when the cameras start rolling? "I take a lot of deep breaths."

His Show's Like 'Shark Tank' For Your Business.

Just like how appearing on Shark Tank can send people flocking to your store, a spot on Triple-D, as the show's affectionately known, has boosted restaurant's sales by as much as 500 percent.

The Money Train Doesn't Stop Right After The Show Airs.

You'd think the restaurants featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives would get that bump in foot traffic for a day or two, maybe a couple weeks, after the episode airs, but at Southern Soul Barbeque in St. Simons Island, GA, that's been far from the case: He saw his sales go up 200 percent after the show aired, and it hasn't stopped ever since, the owner told Thrillist.

Filming Isn't A Quick "In & Out."

Though each segment lasts just a few minutes, there's a ton of production leading up to that moment. One restauranteur described having "12 hours" of calls with producers leading up to the taping, and the shoot itself typically takes about two days to complete. On the first day, the crew lights the restaurant for the shoot and gets b-roll, and on the second day, Fieri stops by and films for half the day.

"I think we cooked every item on the menu three times with Guy," Ted Casper, co-owner of Casper and Runyon's Nook in St. Paul, told Twin Cities Business magazine.

He's Come Up With 63 Ways to Say "Delicious."

One of the hallmarks of the show is the fact that nobody's more excited about the food than Fieri himself. And, episode after episode, he finds new ways to express just how he feels about whatever he's digging into, be it "the flavor jets are turned on" or "that's a hot frisbee of fun!" Just check out this supercut.


10 Things You Didn't Know About Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives

Even if you've never watched Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives &mdash Guy Fieri's road trippin' love letter to mom and pop restaurants across the United States &mdash there are certain things you know to expect from the show: greasy spoons, bleached hair, and meals worth killing your diet for and planning a vacation around. But even if you've watched every episode twice, there are certain things even the most diehard superfan can't know. Here's what you've been missing.

His Camaro Makes A Cameo In (Almost) Every Episode.

The Food Network Star winner rolls up to every restaurant in his red Chevy Camaro SS. Well, almost every restaurant. There are a few times when he's swapped out his set of wheels, like when he went to Hawaii and decided against shipping his car.

He Brings A Make-A-Wish Kid to Every Taping.

Fieri's filmed 363 episodes to date, and for each one, he's invited a family from an organization close to his heart: Make-A-Wish. "I know what the family is going through, to some degree," he told us last summer, when discussing his sister's battle with cancer. "I know that heartache and I see that, and if there's anything I can do to help enlighten or empower those kids, I want to do it."

It's something he does for every show he stars in, including Guy's Big Bite and Guy's Grocery Games, and he makes it a point to ensure the whole family's invited, not just the child battling an illness. "We don't want to single a kid out," he explained.

One Episode Made Him Really Anxious.

Though Fieri's known for being the cool, laid-back guy, one aspect of the show made him really nervous: the episode he shot in Cuba. "I sold Food Network on this idea, and I didn't want to let people down, or waste people's money," he told us. So how does he stay calm when the cameras start rolling? "I take a lot of deep breaths."

His Show's Like 'Shark Tank' For Your Business.

Just like how appearing on Shark Tank can send people flocking to your store, a spot on Triple-D, as the show's affectionately known, has boosted restaurant's sales by as much as 500 percent.

The Money Train Doesn't Stop Right After The Show Airs.

You'd think the restaurants featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives would get that bump in foot traffic for a day or two, maybe a couple weeks, after the episode airs, but at Southern Soul Barbeque in St. Simons Island, GA, that's been far from the case: He saw his sales go up 200 percent after the show aired, and it hasn't stopped ever since, the owner told Thrillist.

Filming Isn't A Quick "In & Out."

Though each segment lasts just a few minutes, there's a ton of production leading up to that moment. One restauranteur described having "12 hours" of calls with producers leading up to the taping, and the shoot itself typically takes about two days to complete. On the first day, the crew lights the restaurant for the shoot and gets b-roll, and on the second day, Fieri stops by and films for half the day.

"I think we cooked every item on the menu three times with Guy," Ted Casper, co-owner of Casper and Runyon's Nook in St. Paul, told Twin Cities Business magazine.

He's Come Up With 63 Ways to Say "Delicious."

One of the hallmarks of the show is the fact that nobody's more excited about the food than Fieri himself. And, episode after episode, he finds new ways to express just how he feels about whatever he's digging into, be it "the flavor jets are turned on" or "that's a hot frisbee of fun!" Just check out this supercut.


10 Things You Didn't Know About Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives

Even if you've never watched Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives &mdash Guy Fieri's road trippin' love letter to mom and pop restaurants across the United States &mdash there are certain things you know to expect from the show: greasy spoons, bleached hair, and meals worth killing your diet for and planning a vacation around. But even if you've watched every episode twice, there are certain things even the most diehard superfan can't know. Here's what you've been missing.

His Camaro Makes A Cameo In (Almost) Every Episode.

The Food Network Star winner rolls up to every restaurant in his red Chevy Camaro SS. Well, almost every restaurant. There are a few times when he's swapped out his set of wheels, like when he went to Hawaii and decided against shipping his car.

He Brings A Make-A-Wish Kid to Every Taping.

Fieri's filmed 363 episodes to date, and for each one, he's invited a family from an organization close to his heart: Make-A-Wish. "I know what the family is going through, to some degree," he told us last summer, when discussing his sister's battle with cancer. "I know that heartache and I see that, and if there's anything I can do to help enlighten or empower those kids, I want to do it."

It's something he does for every show he stars in, including Guy's Big Bite and Guy's Grocery Games, and he makes it a point to ensure the whole family's invited, not just the child battling an illness. "We don't want to single a kid out," he explained.

One Episode Made Him Really Anxious.

Though Fieri's known for being the cool, laid-back guy, one aspect of the show made him really nervous: the episode he shot in Cuba. "I sold Food Network on this idea, and I didn't want to let people down, or waste people's money," he told us. So how does he stay calm when the cameras start rolling? "I take a lot of deep breaths."

His Show's Like 'Shark Tank' For Your Business.

Just like how appearing on Shark Tank can send people flocking to your store, a spot on Triple-D, as the show's affectionately known, has boosted restaurant's sales by as much as 500 percent.

The Money Train Doesn't Stop Right After The Show Airs.

You'd think the restaurants featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives would get that bump in foot traffic for a day or two, maybe a couple weeks, after the episode airs, but at Southern Soul Barbeque in St. Simons Island, GA, that's been far from the case: He saw his sales go up 200 percent after the show aired, and it hasn't stopped ever since, the owner told Thrillist.

Filming Isn't A Quick "In & Out."

Though each segment lasts just a few minutes, there's a ton of production leading up to that moment. One restauranteur described having "12 hours" of calls with producers leading up to the taping, and the shoot itself typically takes about two days to complete. On the first day, the crew lights the restaurant for the shoot and gets b-roll, and on the second day, Fieri stops by and films for half the day.

"I think we cooked every item on the menu three times with Guy," Ted Casper, co-owner of Casper and Runyon's Nook in St. Paul, told Twin Cities Business magazine.

He's Come Up With 63 Ways to Say "Delicious."

One of the hallmarks of the show is the fact that nobody's more excited about the food than Fieri himself. And, episode after episode, he finds new ways to express just how he feels about whatever he's digging into, be it "the flavor jets are turned on" or "that's a hot frisbee of fun!" Just check out this supercut.


10 Things You Didn't Know About Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives

Even if you've never watched Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives &mdash Guy Fieri's road trippin' love letter to mom and pop restaurants across the United States &mdash there are certain things you know to expect from the show: greasy spoons, bleached hair, and meals worth killing your diet for and planning a vacation around. But even if you've watched every episode twice, there are certain things even the most diehard superfan can't know. Here's what you've been missing.

His Camaro Makes A Cameo In (Almost) Every Episode.

The Food Network Star winner rolls up to every restaurant in his red Chevy Camaro SS. Well, almost every restaurant. There are a few times when he's swapped out his set of wheels, like when he went to Hawaii and decided against shipping his car.

He Brings A Make-A-Wish Kid to Every Taping.

Fieri's filmed 363 episodes to date, and for each one, he's invited a family from an organization close to his heart: Make-A-Wish. "I know what the family is going through, to some degree," he told us last summer, when discussing his sister's battle with cancer. "I know that heartache and I see that, and if there's anything I can do to help enlighten or empower those kids, I want to do it."

It's something he does for every show he stars in, including Guy's Big Bite and Guy's Grocery Games, and he makes it a point to ensure the whole family's invited, not just the child battling an illness. "We don't want to single a kid out," he explained.

One Episode Made Him Really Anxious.

Though Fieri's known for being the cool, laid-back guy, one aspect of the show made him really nervous: the episode he shot in Cuba. "I sold Food Network on this idea, and I didn't want to let people down, or waste people's money," he told us. So how does he stay calm when the cameras start rolling? "I take a lot of deep breaths."

His Show's Like 'Shark Tank' For Your Business.

Just like how appearing on Shark Tank can send people flocking to your store, a spot on Triple-D, as the show's affectionately known, has boosted restaurant's sales by as much as 500 percent.

The Money Train Doesn't Stop Right After The Show Airs.

You'd think the restaurants featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives would get that bump in foot traffic for a day or two, maybe a couple weeks, after the episode airs, but at Southern Soul Barbeque in St. Simons Island, GA, that's been far from the case: He saw his sales go up 200 percent after the show aired, and it hasn't stopped ever since, the owner told Thrillist.

Filming Isn't A Quick "In & Out."

Though each segment lasts just a few minutes, there's a ton of production leading up to that moment. One restauranteur described having "12 hours" of calls with producers leading up to the taping, and the shoot itself typically takes about two days to complete. On the first day, the crew lights the restaurant for the shoot and gets b-roll, and on the second day, Fieri stops by and films for half the day.

"I think we cooked every item on the menu three times with Guy," Ted Casper, co-owner of Casper and Runyon's Nook in St. Paul, told Twin Cities Business magazine.

He's Come Up With 63 Ways to Say "Delicious."

One of the hallmarks of the show is the fact that nobody's more excited about the food than Fieri himself. And, episode after episode, he finds new ways to express just how he feels about whatever he's digging into, be it "the flavor jets are turned on" or "that's a hot frisbee of fun!" Just check out this supercut.


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