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Here's How Many Restaurants Joe Bastianich Actually Owns
The restaurateur and TV show judge Joe Bastianich has been in the restaurant business since he opened his first space, Becco, with his mother, Lidia Bastianich, back in 1993. The mother-son duo have been business partners for nearly three decades — but how many restaurants do the entrepreneurs actually own?
Joe Bastianich's entrepreneurial tendencies have helped him accumulate 30 restaurants around the globe. Bastianich's restaurants, which he owns in partnership with his mother Lidia Bastianich, span several countries including the U.S. and Singapore.
The entrepreneur owned restaurants previously with Mario Batali but reports surfaced in 2017 regarding Batali’s sexual harassment and assault allegations — a situation that led to two eateries being closed down or sold in NY City. Batali has since sold his stake in the partnership, and despite the controversy, Bastianich continues to operate plenty of restaurants around the world.