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Food Network show contestant sues over lackluster prize Modified: July 19, 2013 at 3:01 pm •  Published: July 19, 2013

The Food Network’s reality show Giving You the Business falls far short of its title, claims a new lawsuit, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

In Giving You the Business, which premiered April 25 and just finished its first season, competing food service employees are put to the test with unexpected challenges in their eateries. The competitors do not know they are being filmed by hidden cameras -- and whoever performs best wins his or her own franchise of the episode’s featured restaurant.

That’s the way it’s supposed to go, at least.

Kris Herrera won the Giving You the Business episode that aired May 23 and focused on the New York frozen yogurt franchise 16 Handles. Herrera, who managed a New York City location of 16 Handles, says he was repeatedly promised his own 16 Handles location.

Instead, he claims, all he received was a single, non-transferable, non-voting share of common stock in 16 Handles’ parent company.

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