Bobby Flay asked Food Network for $100M contract before departure: report

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‘Boy Meets Grill’ star sought to eclipse Guy Fieri’s $80M deal he reportedly signed in May

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According to a new report, Bobby Flay and the Food Network are breaking up over money after 27 years.

The celebrity chef’s three-year contract is set to expire later this year, and per people magazine, the division is reduced, FL, 56, and the number of cable TV networks is not close. According to the outlet, the deal Flay was seeking was overshadowed by “Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives” host Guy Fieri’s $80 million deal, which he reportedly signed in May. .

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A source close to Flay told the publication that the personality just wants what it thinks it deserves.

“Bobby wanted a contract in the ballpark of $100 million,” said the source. “The two sides were just too far apart. It became clear that the two would not come to terms and so the network decided to move on without him. Regardless, it was actually a lot more amicable than you might think. It’s strictly business.” Was.”

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Meanwhile, a source close to the Food Network briefly broke down the economics of Fieri’s deal versus the one Flay was reportedly negotiating, telling People magazine that the two contracts are not “apples to apples”.

“The boy has a three-year deal,” said the insider. “What Bobby was looking for was quite different than just cash. The terms were longer, the scope of work was different and thus the dollars were different. It’s not just $80 million to $100 million.”

Flay debuted on the Food Network in 1994. His shows include “Boy Meets Grill,” “Beat Bobby Flay,” “Food Network Star, Throwdown! With Bobby Flay,” “Brunch @ Bobby” and “Iron Chef America.”

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Representatives for Flay and Food Network did not immediately respond to Granthshala Business’s request for comment.


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