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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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With infighting destroying the business, Habanera and the Guero in Houston, Texas is on the verge of closing; Robert Irvine will have to convince the owner, Ben, to concentrate on the restaurant.
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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.
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Robert arrives in Safford, Ariz., to help turn things around at the Copper Steer Steakhouse; the restaurant was the dream of Parrish and Maureen, but it turned into a nightmare as they started losing money with no clue how to turn things around.
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Robert Irvine heads to Columbia, Mo., to rescue McLanks Family Restaurant from shutting down. The restaurant is run by a single mother and her five adult children who fight constantly, and the tension is tearing apart both the family and the restaurant. It's up to Robert to fix their relationship and get them to work together before McLanks closes for good.
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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.
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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.
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After investing $200,000 and losing $4,000 a month, a pastor and owner of Loyd Have Mercy has lost hope of ever saving his homestyle eatery.
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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 checks in with the Restaurant Impossible family to see how restaurants across the country are faring during the global pandemic.
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Chef Robert Irvine has his work cut out for him when he arrives at Rossini's Cucina Italiana and the restaurant is absolutely filthy; Robert rolls up his sleeves and gets his hands dirty in order to clean up this small-town restaurant.
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Robert Irvine steps back in time at a struggling retro joint in Escondido, Calif., called Rosie's Cafe; the owner of the ugly, disorganized restaurant is a young woman who has the passion but lacks experience.
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After receiving a plea for help from an employee, Chef Robert Irvine and his team head to Peppino's Ristorante Italiano in Oviedo, Fla.
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Chef Robert Irvine rolls up to the Southern Grille of Ellendale in Delaware, the owner Ronald, is working too hard to be in so much debt; Robert tries to help him reconnect with what makes him and his restaurant special.

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