Guy Fieri and Bill Murray are going head to head in a nacho battle
Just imagine the witty banter
Restaurateur and TV star Guy Fieri is going head to head with Hollywood hero Bill Murray in a nacho showdown this week and we are here for it.
Nacho aficionados Fieri and Murray will show off their skills in a virtual nacho-making competition on Friday May 15. The live nacho-off will raise awareness and funds for the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund (RERF), which supports restaurant staff facing financial hardship due to the covid-19 pandemic.
The 'Nacho Average Showdown' is presented by Tostitos and we can just imagine the witty banter that’s sure to ensue between Fieri and Murray.
Their sons, Hunter Fieri, and chef and restaurateur Homer Murray will also do battle to show their dads the secret to making perfect nachos. Each competitor will create his signature nachos for judges Terry Crews and Shaquille O'Neal. Food Network host Carla Hall will emcee the event. You can donate to RERF via the donate button on Food Network's Facebook page.
RERF was created by Fieri and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation in order to provide restaurant workers with $500 grants. The National Restaurant Association estimates that eight million restaurant workers are currently unemployed. To date, more than 50 companies and organizations have helped raise over $22 million for RERF.
"My entire career has been in the restaurant business," said Fieri. "From bussing tables to flambe captain to dishwasher to chef... I have done it all. I've also spent the better part of the last 15 years traveling this great country meeting other folks who've dedicated their lives to this business, and let me tell you something, they are the hardest working, most real deal workers you've ever met... the heartbeats of their communities. But they need our help and with the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund, we can serve up some support when these restaurant employees need it most... right now."
"The 'Nacho Average Showdown' is all about generating awareness and financial relief for the restaurant workers across the nation who are hurting and out of work," said Marissa Solis, SVP of marketing, Frito-Lay North America. "Tostitos and PepsiCo are proud to put our support behind this cause and are so grateful for partners like Guy and Bill for helping make this event a success."
"During these challenging times, the NRAEF's mission to support the industry's workforce is more important than ever," said Rob Gifford, NRAEF president. "With Guy as our champion, stars like Bill, Carla, Shaq and Terry and the support of so many generous companies, we can help get our family of restaurant workers back on their feet, and back to building their futures in this industry of limitless opportunities."