Maybe that's why it felt like such a hollow victory for JJ and James – we never saw them shine in a restaurant setting because the restaurant settings were few and far between. I'm convinced these guys could open a cocktail bar with some food and be hugely popular for 15 minutes, but they seemed to have the worst kitchen of any of the teams. I needed to see more than we did in order to truly believe that these guys were remotely deserving of the victory.
The original format of Last Restaurant Standing wasn't without issues, but we at least really got a taste for who the couples were and their abilities vis-à-vis running a restaurant. I know that JJ and James are great promoters of themselves, but I don't know, despite their having won, that they can run a restaurant. Should there be a season four of the series, I hope the producers will consider a return loftier standards.