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So where's this guy getting the money for that food?
It sure as hell wasn't and isn't Revision3.
If I was a betting man....based on his "posse" of friends and the occasional hot chicks...then looking at him....then considering the intentional wastefulness theme of the show.....I bet it's an inheritance.
If so....that's completely lame.
05-03-2011, 03:06 AM
My friends and I used to run a restaurant together and we all were roommates in a 3 bedroom house. My chef (I was the asst. manager) stayed at the "frat house" too. In the end, the combination of 5 guys sharing a 3 bedroom house while all working in a restaurant meant we had cheap living and the total food hook-up.
So it can be done with the money saved on $200/ month rent.
Sure...it could be done that way. But nobody would do that just for food when you're talking HUNDREDS of dollars of food for a single episode. I mean seriously....just a quick tally there may have been an episode or two I saw where the bill was approaching $1,000.
Nope...this is money coming from somewhere else. And's it's not Rev3 and unlikely to be a day job. My sense is it's just some dumb ass rich guy with more money and time on his hands than brains.
I would like to believe they are pooling their money....but it would be tough to get all those guys to agree to that. Forking over a hundred ot two a piece for absolutely no reason....meaning, the guys eating the food aren't going to get anything beneficial from this show....well besides gross ass food.
Nah...I get the sense the main host is buying it all.....considering in the hamburger lasagna episode it was him handing over his credit card each time for the burgers. That was the obvious give away which started this whole me wondering about the finances thing.
Doesn't matter anyways....it's not like I'm even watching this crap show anymore.
05-19-2011, 06:48 PM
so much food
07-06-2011, 11:08 PM
are you an idiot? you must be really young. I'm sad to see that following/viewing such a successful, smart group of young entrepreneurs (digg & rev3) without learning a lick of business sence
epicmealtime has been doing this for about 6 months before rev3 picked them up. they started last fall and their expenses were noticeably more manageable (also probably notable equipement upgrades)
all that money came after they were already getting ~5 million views in a few weeks, per each video they posted up.
the youtube partnership-program ALONE would pay more than enough for production costs. then they have a really solid t-shirt marketability and approach. they'll sell plenty shirts no matter what the overhead cost is, so I'd guess they're making about ~80% profit per shirt. (all the design is handled by the other goofier dude)
so that makes them living comfortably, and thats without even counting in thier google-ad-sense dollars off their own domain-name. OR the (im sure EXCLUSIVE) contract they have sure to have signed with rev3. Its the most dynamic programming and hype thats been brought to rev3 on its own, and I'm sure it wasn't a cheap acquisition.
these guys seem really legit and genuine at heart, i mean they dont even try to put up a front (even when advertising), they're Canadian. they SEEM to live very wastefully but that just falls inline with the rest of the exaggerated themes/topics of the show: but just by looking at their success - you can tell that they know what they are doing..
07-06-2011, 11:16 PM
also its one of the best ~5 minute internet-video formats EVER SUITED for product placement and genuine endorsements.
IDK if Wendys of McDonalds has thrown them any money yet... they've both been used but it would really be a waste of either company to NOT give epicmealtime a measly 100K.
I DO know that Jack Daniel's has embraced them. and due to their unwavering promotion of Jack, I'd be willing to bet that it was one of the first non-youtube/google deals that they got. If not just free handles of Jack.
Even though they've said that their custom Jack bottle should be out by this summer..