RockSolid Burger. Sinbad's not having the same luck calling people in as Carol, but he says people are trickling in, and they seem to be leaving happy. Eventually, the restaurant gets slammed. And then Al Roker shows up, thanks to Curtis inviting all his "friends at the Today show." Some folks offer up extra money for their burger. One guy pays $1,000 and some scroungy guy pays $1,500. He's a friend of Bret's, and another friend of his pays up. Bret says everyone made calls and got people in there to throw down money. Don shows up, and Bret tells him it's fantastic: high pressure and screaming, but it's great and means something's happening. Don thinks the men are organized and working well as a team. He thinks Curtis is doing a great job, but has a huge problem if the men lose, since he should know this better than anyone. Tenacity Burger seems to be getting some donations, too, especially from some of Cyndi's friends. She hugs and kisses them and gets teary talking about it later, because it made her realize she's really loved. Sharon's connections brought some big donors in, too. They make a $1,500 sale or two, and one $2,500 sale.
Somewhere in New York, Joan Rivers is walking down the street when Trump calls and asks her to go to each place and tell him which one is best. But he doesn't want them to know Trump sent her. He's giving the winning team $10,000. She says she'll grab her pastry chef at God's Love We Deliver, since he knows food, and says she'll do it. She'd love to. At Tenacity Burger, Holly wants to help their big donors jump the line, but everyone else is just doing photos or sitting at the counter helping people (Carol!). Carol thinks Holly should have been the one to bring in the big donors, but she didn't want to do anything that would mess up her manicure.
Joan and her pastry chef show up at the guy's restaurant first, and she gives Sinbad a tip not to trust anyone (apparently he opened for her in Vegas once). Bret doesn't know what drove her down here, other than he told everyone in New York about this. Maybe they didn't watch last season. Rod's busy schmoozing with everyone as the burger Curtis made for Joan just sits there and sits there, for more than six minutes. Joan isn't happy about the service, or the prices, or the fact that her burger's cold. Then Joan heads to Tenacity Burger, where everyone's excited to see her. Carol says she was an inspiration for her to get into comedy. Joan loves the women's menu because it had fair prices, with a bigger price point if you want to give to charity. Joan feels like this is a tough decision, because $10,000 could mean winning or losing to the team.