Buddy Nelson, an Airedale Terrier from Pennsylvania recently moved out to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of opening a seafood restaurant. After years of practice perfecting his recipes, Buddy felt he finally had the perfect menu to ‘wow’ even the most selective of taste buds. What’s his trademark? Dog and seafood fusion.
Buddy auditioned for an appearance on the famous ABC series Shark Tank, but didn’t make it past the initial casting stages when the casting team “didn’t understand the concept.” Buddy decided to take his talents elsewhere and provided samples to high-profile investors throughout Los Angeles. Unfortunately, not a single investor responded favorably to his proposal. “We really can’t afford to take a risk with a restaurant run by a dog, especially when his signature dish is a lobster-dog stew,” said one investor, speaking on the condition of anonymity.
Buddy disappointingly resolved to apply for head chef positions at various niche restaurants in Silverlake, hoping to break in from the ground up. He was rejected from all restaurants, on the basis that he lacked professional experience. Restaurant owner Clark Davidson mentioned “I hated to say no to him, he was extremely friendly but his resume was just a big bone.”
Buddy is struggling to make rent as he hunts rats on commission for a Home Depot warehouse. He is still working hard to perfect his recipes so that he can continue to pitch his product, and is currently testing a new plate featuring a Dachshund wedged between a bread bun.