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Restaurant: Impossible

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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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Chef Robert Irvine heads to Starlite Restaurant and Pizza in West Orange, N.J. after receiving a plea from the owner Patty's son.
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Robert Irvine visits Ferguson, Mo., to help a beloved community restaurant on the brink of closing its doors.
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Robert Irvine travels to Murphy, Calif., to revisit breakfast-and-lunch diner, Hillbillies Restaurant; on his last visit, Robert found a tacky, messy restaurant, a defiant and lazy staff and owner Jamie at her wits' end.
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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, Mass.; mother and daughter co-owners Rosie and Bridget have run out of money and options after 13 years.
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Bad business decisions are hastening the demise of Gigi's Music Cafe in Sunrise, Fla.
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The Balcony in Larose, La., is one of the oldest Cajun seafood restaurants in the bayou; the owner has worked there for 28 years, but her friendly relationship with the employees has cost her their respect.
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Paul's Bar & Bowling in Paterson, N.J., has been on a downward spiral for the past eight years.
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The Shade Tree Customs and Cafe in Albuquerque, N.M., is a full-service restaurant located above a motorcycle repair shop.
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Chef Robert Irvine comes to the rescue of Foxfire Grill in Alexandria, Va., where the owners, Terri and Jackie, simply can't figure out why they aren't making money.
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Chef Robert Irvine receives a pressing plea from Jamie, the best friend of Cray Eatery and Drinkery's owner Crystal in Columbus, Ohio.
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Robert Irvine tries to save a piece of history in Garrettsville, Ohio, by rescuing a restaurant in a 200-year-old mill.
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Robert Irvine revisits So Natural Organic Restaurant and Market in Harker Heights, Texas; Robert returns to check on the family's priorities and the state of their personal and work lives.
aired 14 days ago
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.
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Headed to Frankie's By the Tracks, which was bought by Jay and Tina.
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The owner of Cocoamoda, a French bistro with an event space and chocolate boutique, is deeply in debt.
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Chef Robert Irvine is headed to New Kensington, Pa. to ambush Stacey, the owner of Stella's Dine-Inn Restaurant.
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At Perella's Ristorante in Warren, R.I., Chef Robert Irvine meets an owner whose stubbornness is holding back his restaurant.
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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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Chef Robert Irvine tries to save Edgar's Restaurant, but fixing a restaurant in only two days is impossible; when Glenn, the restaurant's owner, is less than honest with Robert it creates a whole new set of problems.
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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.
aired 18 days ago
Robert Irvine heads to Columbia, Mo., to rescue McLanks Family Restaurant from shutting down; run by a single mother and her five adult children who fight constantly; the tension is tearing apart both the family and the restaurant.

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