Restaurant - Impossible
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Restaurant - Impossible
First Aired: January 19th, 2011
Status: Continuing
Genre: Food, Reality
Network: Food Network
Summary: After combating countless "impossible dinners," Chef Robert Irvine faces a daunting new challenge - save America’s most desperate restaurants from impending failure in just two days with only $10,000. In his new prime-time Food Network series, Restaurant - Impossible, Robert uses creativity and resourcefulness along with a lot of muscle in his fight to rescue these restaurants and give hope to the owners and their employees. Day one of the extreme mission begins with a thorough business assessment as Robert launches the restaurant into full service, closely observes the staff and kitchen, and determines their weakest spots. Then, he springs into action by updating the menu, retraining the staff and implementing aesthetic changes with the help of his design team. To ensure a packed house for the grand re-opening at the end of day two, Robert hits the streets to tell the community about the improved restaurant. Will the ruthless schedule, tight budget and ambitious task overcome Robert’s lofty goals, or will this tall order result in restaurant triumph?
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Season 8
Episode 1: Up in Smoke
Air Date: March 5th, 2014, 09:00 PM
Summary: Robert deems the barbecue bland and the management inefficient when he arrives at the Mill Creek BBQ in Redlands, Cal., in the Season 8 premiere, which also finds him helping to repair the owner's relationship with her 21-year-old daughter
Episode 2: A Lot to Lose
Air Date: March 12nd, 2014, 09:00 PM
Summary: Bland food, poor service and no lunch crowd are among the problems identified by Robert when he arrives at Tootie's Texas Barbecue in Cathedral City, Cal., which is owned by a woman who recently battled cancer.
Episode 3: Fiery Family Fusion
Air Date: March 19th, 2014, 09:00 PM
Summary: A couple who have spent two years trying to make Pasión Latin Fusion Restaurant in Albuquerque a success ask for help from Robert Irvine, who determines that tension between the owner's wife and brother is bad for business, as is a menu that leaves costumers confused and frustrated.
Episode 4: Pizza - Impossible
Air Date: March 26th, 2014, 09:00 PM
Summary: A New York-style pizzeria in Baton Rouge serves great food, but the business struggles because of a stubborn owner who is scaring away customers with his "my way or the highway" attitude.
Episode 5: Ungratifying
Air Date: April 2nd, 2014, 09:00 PM
Summary: Chef Robert Irvine is in Houston, Texas for his latest mission, to help turn around Kevin's restaurant, gratifi kitchen + bar. In addition to a kitchen so filthy that Robert shuts it down just minutes into his visit, Kevin's sarcasm and poor attitude are a constant cause of tension between both Robert and the employees. Robert can usually handle fixing a filthy kitchen and a bickering staff, but combine those with a super-snarky owner and this may be a recipe for disaster.
Episode 6: Face the Music
Air Date: April 9th, 2014, 09:00 PM
Summary: Chef Robert Irvine is in Oklahoma City to help Chaya and Michael, the owners of Urban Roots, a failing restaurant and entertainment venue. While there's a lot of potential in the space, the food is thrown together, the staff isn't pulling their weight and Chaya's passion for cooking has gone out the window. Robert's best hope for turning the business around is to get someone to help Chaya with the day-to-day operations and get her heart back in the kitchen.
Episode 7: Treading Water
Air Date: April 23rd, 2014, 09:00 PM
Summary: Robert offers advice to a seemingly passionless businesswoman who's finding it difficult to keep Bryant's Seafood World in Hueytown, Ala., afloat after taking over the hometown favorite four years ago, during which time she has neglected the menu, decor and grime.
Episode 8: Bummed Out
Air Date: April 30th, 2014, 09:00 PM
Summary: High emotions and yelling mark Robert's trip to Bumbino's Italian Ristorante in Orange County, Fla., where he deals with crumbling relationships, the firing of staff and a switch made in the kitchen.
Episode 9: Meet the Impossible (100th ep)
Air Date: May 6th, 2014, 09:00 PM
Summary: Chef Robert Irvine celebrates the show's 100th episode by offering a glimpse at what goes on behind the scenes. Included - interviews with the people who make the makeovers possible; and a look back at the dirtiest kitchens, most stubborn owners and memorable reveals
Episode 10: Living in the Dark Ages
Air Date: May 20th, 2014, 09:00 PM
Summary: A BBQ restaurant with a caveman/dinosaur theme needs to be saved from extinction in Winter Garden, Fla. On Robert's to-do list is an overhaul of the decor, which consists of inflatables and foam rocks. He also offers tips to control the kitchen chaos created by the owner's brother.
Episode 11: The Writing on the Wall
Air Date: May 28th, 2014, 09:00 PM
Summary: Daniel is the owner and operator of a successful sawmill, and thought he would be able to run Big Jim's Bama Q in Hammondville, Ala., when he purchased it ten months ago. But his inexperience and naiveness in thinking he could sit back and cash in on the restaurant's reputation has instead left him seeking Chef Robert Irvine's help. Robert needs to find a way to make this restaurant distinctly Daniel's, and that means new food, a new look and new knowledge and passion to turn this dump into a barbecue destination.
Episode 12: Saving Grace
Air Date: June 4th, 2014, 09:00 PM
Summary: Grace and Eddie were completely in over their heads when they invested their lifesavings and borrowed money from family to open up Grace's Place Bagels and Deli in Palm Coast, Fla. Two years and $320,000 in debt later, Chef Robert Irvine is their last hope to save both their business and their marriage. After realizing that it's not the restaurant, but the owners who are failing, Robert plays referee between Grace and Eddie in order to tackle the lack of communication and teamwork at the root of the restaurant's problems.
Episode 13: No Day at the Beach
Air Date: June 11st, 2014, 09:00 PM
Summary: When Chef Robert meets Jordan, the self-described stubborn owner of the Portu-Greek Cafe in Hudson, Fla., he knows that he's in for a challenge. With all the squabbling over control of the restaurant, Robert is forced to bring the whole family to the beach and involve them in an exercise that forces this bickering bunch to cooperate. It's Robert's challenge to take the reins away from Jordan and keep this loud and boisterous Greek family from self-implosion.
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