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Several Memphis restaurants featured on Food Network

Restaurant owners say with the national spotlight comes a boost in revenue.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — You don’t have to look too far to find a good restaurant in Memphis, and the Food Network is once again taking notice.

In 2024, several Memphis restaurants have been or will be featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives: Triple D Nation.

On Friday, Feb. 9, you may have seen Chef Betty Joyce “BJ” Chester-Tamayo serve Guy Fieri a fish sandwich at Alcenia’s on Triple D Nation.

“I have people coming from London saying, ‘I saw you on there,’” said Chester-Tamayo.

She takes pride in her restaurant and its customer service.

“You come in a stranger, but when you leave Alcenia’s doors, we’re all family,” said Chester-Tamayo.

She is no stranger to the spotlight. She has been on Food Network several times and said each time she saw an uptick in restaurant customers and online merchandise sales.

“Valentine’s Day was one of the busiest that I’ve had in a long time. We sell products online, so I’ve had several different orders, some as much as $200. And I know because it happened right after the show,” said Chester-Tamayo.

And she isn’t the only one.