Last Restaurant Standing premiered on BBCA on February 7, 2008. Embarking on an emotional rollercoaster, nine couples compete for one restaurant and the backing of a world-renowned chef in Last Restaurant Standing. Raymond Blanc, the award-winning owner of a two Michelin-star restaurant, gives just one couple the chance to live their culinary dream. It seems so simple. Many of us can cook. We've all been to restaurants. We all think we know what people like to eat. But this new show is an uncompromising and entertaining insight into the real world of restaurant management. Raymond puts nine couples through their paces to see if they have what it takes to run their own eatery. Starting out with little or no professional cooking experience, each couple must take over an empty restaurant, make it their own, and open it to the public within a week. Every decision, every argument, every mistake they make is caught on camera. The couples are working and living together 24 hours-a-day, under enormous pressure - and only one will succeed. Each week the restaurants are visited by a panel of inspectors and the three lowest-rated restaurants are put to the test in a challenge. The restaurant which fails the task will be shut down. At the end of each season, the winning team opens their own brand new restaurant, with the financial and personal backing of the French-born restaurateur.