The unnamed project from Endemol Australia, being whispered about as the “MKR of restaurants,” is rumoured to see teams travelling the country to dine in and score each others’ restaurants.
That could see it as a spoiler against Seven’s Restaurant Revolution, which reworks the network’s former My Restaurant Rules -which itself led to My Kitchen Rules.
Nine last had a tilt at a local food contest with The Great Australian Bake-Off in 2013, a local adaptation of the highly-successful UK series, and has previously dabbled with The Chopping Block from The Block producers Julian Cress and David Barbour.
Nine is still to reveal some of its key titles for 2015, after deciding against the traditional Upfronts this season. It is also expected to confirm a revival of Renovation Rumble pitting House Rules winners against The Block chamos.