'You Gotta Eat Here' host reveals show's run is over

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Lindsay William-Ross Jun 15, 2017 3:39 pm 4,228

Cheque, please: Food Network Canada’s long-running series spotlight all things delicious, “You Gotta Eat Here” won’t be returning to airwaves again.

Series host John Catucci revealed the news via Twitter Thursday, and included a heartfelt video for YGEH’s fans:

“It was awesome,” Catucci says in the video of his experience with the show, launching into a long list of thank yous to all who had a hand in the five seasons of the show.

YGEH was Canada’s answer to Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives” in the States, and it found Catucci at all sorts of eateries in Canada, as well as ultimately the US, meeting with owners and chefs and taking a deep dive into their signature and often outrageous eats.

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John Catucci visits Vancouver’s Romer’s Burger Bar (Photo courtesy Lone Eagle Entertainment Ltd.)

Carrying a fork in the pocket of his iconic plaid shirts, comedian Catucci always went for the laughs, along with the big bites.

The show is among many Corus Entertainment mainstays that won’t be back for 2017 and 2018 along with shows like “Income Property” and “Timber Kings.”

Lisa Godfrey, vice-president of original content for Corus Entertainment, said in a statement:

“After resonating with legions of fans, You Gotta Eat Here! has reached its natural end and has not been renewed for another season. The success this series had is a true testament to our exceptionally talented production partners, Lone Eagle Entertainment, and Corus applauds the cast, creators, producers, and writers for their dedication to this Canadian original. We remain firmly committed to developing standout original Canadian content and look forward to sharing more information about upcoming renewals and new series soon.”

Food Network also chimed in with its proud adieu:

As for what’s next for Catucci, he assures fans this isn’t the last we’ll see of him.

“I’m not going anywhere, I’m just taking a little break.”

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Lindsay William-Ross
Lindsay is Daily Hive's National Food Editor. A fourth generation Vancouverite, she has also lived in Toronto, NYC, and LA. Previously the EIC of LAist.com, she earned a Master's in English, attended culinary school, and taught English at Cal State LA. Lindsay's first published piece was in 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa.

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