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Diners are a staple of American life, located in communities -- small and large -- across the country. Like many other types of restaurants, a number of diners -- many of which have been open for decades -- are struggling to survive in the competitive culinary climate. In each episode of this series, an eatery's local community comes together to help save the floundering business. Leading each revitalization effort are designer Ty Pennington and chef-restaurateur Amanda Freitag, who make over the decor and menu. "American Diner Revival" makes stops in Michigan, New York and Virginia on the way to rejuvenating the classic diner concept.

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Ty Pennington rallys the locals to help renovate Tim's Shipwreck Diner in Northport, N.Y., all without the owner knowing a thing.
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Vickie's Diner in Las Vegas was once a state-of-the-art diner but is now rundown with no defining design or dining.
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The SNS Diner, a Las Vegas truck stop that doubles as a car wash and diner, undergoes a renovation that embraces the trucker lifestyle.
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Times have been tough at El Cabanal in Jersey City, as any of the funds the family has go to treating their mother's cancer diagnosis.
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Glenburn Grill and Bakery in Clarks Summit, Pa. needs to amp up their baked goods or else their business will be toast.
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Linda Kay's Diner in Scranton is in disarray and debt, and owner Linda has put off marrying the love of her life, James.
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Andrews Diner in Wilton Manors, Fla. is struggling to compete with trendy new eateries that keep popping up all over town.
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In New Orleans, Anita's Grill has lost a lot of its business to other sports bars that have opened up nearby.
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The owner of El Mago de las Fritas in Miami, has struggled to find the passion that keeps customers returning to his Cuban style restaurant.
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After Hurricane Katrina pounded the Big Easy, Slim Goodies Diner was the first to open its doors to a city in crisis, but ten years later, they are having a hard time keeping up.
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Johny's Luncheonette is a hole in the wall facing high-end competition in Manhattan; renovation expert Ty Pennington and chef Amanda Freitag strive to turn the luncheonette into a "foodie" destination with an old-school look and new-school flavor.
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The Hermitage Cafe in Nashville, once a hoppin' late night hangout, is beginning to resemble a haggard historic eyesore.
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Liz's Kitchen in Goodlettsville, Tenn. is one of the last mom and pop diners in town, but it's struggling because of its cluttered, mismatched menu and decor.
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The Greeks diner of Kearny, N.J. is in danger of closing its doors because of its overindulgent greasy spoon fare.
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Jack's Cafe in Westwood, N.J. is a classic 1940s boxcar diner that's missing out on New York City commuter business because of its bland and boring food.
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A campus fraternity nominates Walker's Diner in Farmville, Va. for a makeover, showcasing their affection for diner's owner, Arlene.
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Red Hots Coney Island diner in Highland Park, Mich., has been in Richard's family for 94 years, but changes to the neighborhood and economy have the business facing disaster.
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A diner owner's best intentions are facing a losing battle against a pungent carpet, bland side dishes, and a disorganized front area.
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George's Place has been the hub of its Carmel, N.Y., community for nearly forty years, but rising costs threaten to shut down the town's beloved diner forever.
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Friends Ben, Brian and Mike bought Johnny Cakes diner in Nyack, N.Y., in an attempt to save it from extinction, but now someone needs to help save them.
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Ty Pennington and Chef Amanda Freitag attempt a renovation that embraces The Diner's southwestern flair and flavors before it becomes ancient history.

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