The concept of the show is pretty simple but at the same time, it's completely different compared to all the other food reality shows. Every episode focuses on a theme (from southern comfort to unique desserts to grilled meat) and based on that theme, Guy travels on a North American road trip in search of the 3 or 4 best diners, drive-in restaurants, and dive bars. Aside from testing and rating the food, Guy Fieri talks to the owner or chef to ask how the food is made and to the customers to get some feedback. If you haven't seen the show then you're completely missing out and you should have a marathon ASAP. But before that, here are three facts about the show nicknamed Triple D.
1. It wasn't even supposed to be a series. It was only originally supposed to a one episode special that had the exact same concept the show now has. But apparently, that TV special that aired in 2006 garnered a few fans because in 2007, it was picked up to be a complete series. Seven years later, the series now has 19 seasons and a total of 233 episodes!
2. And by "few fans", I mean a complete fan base with thousands of devoted fans. In fact, a lot of people have been going on Triple D road trips and eating at places that have been featured on the show. If I lived in North America, I would definitely go on one but sadly, I don't. So if ever you do live there and plan on going on a Triple D road trip on my behalf, here's a list of all the diners, drive-ins and dives that have been featured on the show from the official fansite!
3. Guy Fieri seems like the coolest and nicest dude on television but a few years ago, he was in the middle of a serious law suit. He didn't actually do anything wrong; he was just caught in the middle of the allegations since he's the host of the show. The real bad guy in the story is one of the producers of DDD who apparently said some pretty harsh words to the employees of the show. Yikes.