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Chef Robert Irvine tries to turn around restaurants across America that are facing an impending demise if things don't improve. With a $10,000 budget and two days to work, Irvine uses his creativity and resourcefulness to turn the eatery's fortunes around. On day one, he assesses the business by observing the staff and kitchen during a full service. He then updates the menu and makes aesthetic changes to the restaurant in preparation for the grand reopening the following day. Irvine goes out into the community to get a crowd into the building to check out the improvements on the second day of the project.

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Robert Irvine attempts a double ambush at the Copper Still CD Vodka Lounge and Eatery in Crestwood, Ill.
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Chef Robert Irvine heads to La Casa Bianca in Whitehouse Station, N.J. to give the owner, Paul, the surprise of a lifetime.
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Robert travels to Muncie, Ind., where the run-down Madison Street Retro Diner is in dire straits; owner Rita Watkins is in charge of the place, but her health is failing and her daughter, Melissa, can't seem to step up to the plate and take over.
aired 13 days ago
After receiving a plea for help from an employee, chef Robert Irvine and his team head to Peppino's Ristorante Italiano in Oviedo, Fla., the owners bought the restaurant hoping that their son would take over, but they feel they can't trust him.
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Sarah and Justin only opened SiP Bistro in Holly Springs, N.C. three years ago, but their business is already hurting.
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Robert Irvine heads to Tomahawk, Wisc., to try to save a small-town steakhouse from closing; owner Brenda is just one month away from shutting the doors for good and she needs Robert to remind her of her passion for the business.
aired 20 days ago
Chef Robert Irvine heads to ambush Stacey, the owner of Stella's Dine-Inn Restaurant; Stacey's daughter reached out after witnessing constant, out-of-control fighting between her mother, who who wants to honor her husband's memory, and her brother.
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In 2015, Robert Irvine made a man's dream come true by remodeling his failing Italian restaurant and retooling his menu; now Robert heads back to Tornatore's Pizzeria in Orlando, Fla., to see if the owner has managed to keep his restaurant afloat.
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Chef Robert Irvine receives an urgent plea for help from Yianni, the son of the owner of Broad Street Bistro in North Versailles, Pa.
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Robert Irvine is faced with the problem of making a run-of-the-mill diner stand out in the heart of diner country in North Chelmsford, Massachusetts. After 13 years in business, mother and daughter co-owners Rosie and Bridget have run out of money and options. If they are going to be able to save Rosie's Diner, Robert is going to need to change almost everything in this outdated restaurant.
aired 27 days ago
Behind-the-scenes footage and facts about the team as they learn to deal with a micromanaging owner, a kitchen staff threatening a walkout, and the surprises that greet the design team.
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The JuJu Bag in New Orleans is half cafe and half barber salon, and both are in desperate need of makeovers.
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Robert Irvine comes to the rescue of Al's Seafood in Maryland, a restaurant that has been in the family for more than 60 years and is on the brink of closing its doors. Third-generation owner Chad and his sister, Cara, attempt to salvage what's left of their family legacy, determined to keep alive the memory of their late parents and grandparents.
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Chef Robert Irvine is called to the Cape Horn Family Restaurant in Red Lion, Pa. after receiving a plea for help from the owner husband.
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Robert Irvine is in Nutter Fort, W.Va., at Mike Audia's Restaurant-Catering, an Italian-American-barbecue-family restaurant that has a confused identity and is in for one of the biggest transformations ever. Single dad Mike is going to lose his restaurant and his home unless Robert puts everything he has into helping him turn the restaurant around.
aired 34 days ago
Restaurant Impossible: Behind the Impossible has new behind the scenes footage and facts about the Restaurant Impossible team. Robert Irvine heads to Chicago's South Side to try to save an iconic restaurant from closing its doors. After more than 30 years as a beacon in the community, Josephine's Cooking is one month from closing. Robert must motivate the co-owner, Victor, to take over the reins and relieve his aging, strong-willed mother, Josephine.
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Former employees reach out to Robert to ask for help in saving Ellendale's Restaurant in Nashville, Tenn.
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Robert Irvine heads to Chez Olga in Grand Rapids, Mich., where the struggling Caribbean restaurant's dingy dining room, bland menu and terrible kitchen are tearing apart the mother and daughter who run it. Robert must completely revamp the look and menu as well as get the owners to work as partners, or this restaurant is sure to fail.
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Robert's back! Turning around a failing restaurant is a daunting challenge under the best of circumstances. Attempting to do it in just two days with only $10,000 may be impossible. But Chef Robert Irvine is ready to take on the challenge. He'll use a little MacGyver and a lot of muscle to rescue these desperate places from complete collapse. Can one man, in two days, with just $10,000, turn the tide of a failing restaurant, and pave the road to a successful future?
aired 41 days ago
New behind-the-scenes footage and facts about a previous transformation; Robert Irvine heads to Costa Mesa, Calif., to help turn around the struggling Filomena's Italian Kitchen and Market; despite a clean kitchen, an organized dining room and allegedly good food, the fiery owner, Linda, hasn't been able to pay herself one dime since the restaurant opened.
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Chef Robert Irvine receives a desperate plea from Ayana, the daughter of the owners of So Natural Organic Restaurant and Market in Harker Heights, Texas.

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