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Bobby Flay wanted bigger payday than Guy Fieri to stay on Food Network: report


It appears Bobby Flay wanted every thing however the kitchen sink.

Flay, 56, requested for a hefty payday to stay with Food Network earlier than formally parting with the culinary firm, People reported.

The movie star chef introduced on Oct. 7 that he could be parting methods with Food Network after 27 years.

Before Flay’s exit, he was reportedly in negotiations to strike a deal that may earn him a multimillion-dollar contract.

“Bobby wanted a contract in the ballpark of $100 million,” the supply instructed People. The “Beat Bobby Flay” star was on the lookout for a contract that may rival fellow Food Network star Guy Fieri’s $80 million deal.

The insider revealed that evaluating the 2’s contracts is “not apples to apples.” 

Chef Bobby Flay reportedly wanted a $100 million contract with Food Network — which might be bigger than Guy Fieri’s.
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“Guy has a three-year deal,” the insider continued. “The terms of what Bobby was looking for were gravely different than just cash. The terms were longer, the scope of work was different and thus the dollars were different. It’s not just $80 million to $100 million.”

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Fieri just lately cashed in with an $80 million take care of Food Network.
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In the top, the Discovery-owned community couldn’t attain an settlement with Flay. “The two sides were just way too far apart. It became clear the two could not and would not be able to come to terms and so the network decided to move forward without him,” the supply instructed People. “Regardless, it was really much more amicable than you’d think. It was strictly business.”

Food Network’s father or mother firm Discovery declined to remark to The Post. Reps for Flay didn’t reply for remark.

Flay has been part of the Food Network household since its inception in 1994.
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Flay was whipping up a brand new contract as his three-year deal was set to expire, however inevitably reduce ties with them. However, these negotiations were shot down amid chatter that each side had been “far apart on financial terms.”

A supply shut to the hindered deal beforehand confirmed to The Post final week that Discovery “cut off talks” with the cookbook writer.

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