Restaurant: Impossible

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Restaurant: ImpossibleChef 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.
S10, EP2 "Holiday: Impossible"Robert has just three days to makeover the Double H Ranch, a 320-acre camp in the Adirondack Mountains of New York for children with serious or life-threatening illnesses.
S21, EP15 "Mountain Town Mess"In Lincoln, N.H., Robert Irvine discovers he has more than just a restaurant to repair; the White Mountain Tavern's co-owners have a volatile relationship and toxic standing in the community, giving Robert only two days to fix two massive problems.
S21, EP14 "Trick or Treat"The owner of the Dutch Treat in Franconia, N.H., has lost the desire to keep his family restaurant going; his wife is more than willing to help, but no matter what she and Robert Irvine do, the Dutch Treat doesn't stand a chance without a manager.
S21, EP13 "The Imbalanced Chef"In Rome, N.Y., The Balanced Chef owner, Brian, is facing a mountain of problems, including serious health issues; the stakes are high as Robert Irvine must help Brian figure out a plan to reduce stress personally and professionally.
S21, EP12 "Stalled on the Runway"In Greenville, S.C., the owners of an airport cafe believe that all the kids at a nearby playground are driving away their paying customers; Robert Irvine must convince them their problems are fixable or this restaurant will be grounded permanently.
S21, EP11 "Fighting for Gigi"At GiGi's Place in Covington, Ga., owner Gigi's health is failing, but she can't take a step back with her daughter and her head chef fighting constantly; everything Gigi worked for will fall apart unless Robert can repair a damaged relationship.
S21, EP10 "A Family Divided"In Middletown, N.Y., a mistake drives a wedge between Franco Di Roma's married owners; Robert must help them bridge the divide and forgive each other before their restaurant business and whole family collapses.
S21, EP9 "Driven to Tears"In Coleman, M.I., Robert finds a failing restaurant that's destroying a loving marriage; owner Leah's refusal to listen to her husband's advice has forced him to step away; Robert must help them find the confidence to be partners again.
S21, EP8 "Sunnyside Down"Robert Irvine heads to Williamston, MI, to resurrect the Sunnyside Café, a breakfast joint with big problems; owner Jeanette is a micromanager who refuses to make changes, and Robert wastes no time finding solutions to keep her place from closing.
S21, EP6 "Hot Doggin' It in Memphis"Owner Tyrone's passion project has lost its way, and his family is suffering because of it; Robert Irvine must teach him about more than just the ins and outs of running a restaurant before this family members lose their livelihood and their bond.
S21, EP5 "Roux the Day"In Baton Rouge, La., Maurice claims to be proud of his restaurant, but his lack of leadership and inability to inspire his staff threaten to destroy the business; if Robert Irvine can't teach him how to lead effectively, his restaurant won't survive.
S21, EP4 "Missing Pepper in Baton Rouge"In Baton Rouge, La., an owner struggles to keep going after losing her husband; Robert Irvine must help her let go to save her dying restaurant; if she can't find the strength to become a motivated owner, she'll lose more than just her business.
S21, EP3 "Clueless in Idaho"Robert Irvine visits Nampa, Idaho, to rescue Island Kine Grinds from bankruptcy; Renus' health problems have left his wife, Ludi, completely overwhelmed; Robert must help Renus heal to prevent both their marriage and business from failing.
S21, EP2 "Living Up to Mom"Robert Irvine travels to The Amigo Cafe on Arizona's Navajo Reservation, where owner Julene's struggle to turn a profit has taken a toll on her health; Robert helps Julene's daughter, Heather, gain the confidence to step into her mother's shoes.
S20, EP23 "Running on Empty"Robert Irvine faces a challenge in Opelika, Ala., where he must save a restaurant located at a gas station; owner Penny's health and lifelong dream are failing, and she must make big changes to more than her business before she loses everything.
S20, EP14 "A Mother's Guilt"Robert Irvine heads to Ash Fork, AZ, where Felicia's failing restaurant had forced her to sacrifice time with her children; overwhelmed by the guilt, she's begun ignoring her deteriorating business -- Robert comes to help her turn it around.
S20, EP13 "Lifting the Weight"Robert Irvine visits Greg's BBQ in Belen, N.M., which is run by an ex-Marine who suffers from health conditions but can't stop micromanaging his son; Robert teaches the owner to trust his son and start valuing his own health, before it kills him.
S20, EP12 "Stuck in the Old School"Robert Irvine heads to Boulder City, NV, to help struggling pizza restaurant Vinny's Little Italy. Owner Vinny is stuck in his ways, and Robert must drag him into the 21st century in order to save this restaurant from becoming a thing of the past.
S20, EP11 "A Trifecta of Failure"Robert Irvine visits Steak-N-Stuff, a family-run restaurant in Cottonwood, Ariz., where the owner is determined to do everything himself, even if it takes a serious toll on his health; Robert must work to get this failing restaurant back on track.
S20, EP10 "Anguish in Abilene"Robert Irvine travels to Texas Cowboy BBQ in Abilene, Texas, to meet George and Taylor, co-owners with a marriage and a restaurant on the rocks; Taylor wants to be a bigger part of the restaurant, but George is closed off and unable to accept help.
S20, EP9 "Legacy on the Line"Robert Irvine heads to Shreveport, La., to meet Mavice, the owner of her father's legacy restaurant, Eddie's; the seafood spot is known for its stuffed shrimp, but Mavice's refusal to adapt is running the food, finances, and family into the ground.
S20, EP8 "Schooling a Teacher"Robert Irvine heads to Grenada, Miss., where the owner of 333 Restaurant, Allyson, is also busy teaching art full-time; Robert must convince her that empowering her staff to make decisions without her is the only way she can save her restaurant.
S20, EP7 "Fighting for Your Family"Robert Irvine visits family-run Amistad Grill in Homestead, Fla., where owner Omar has trust issues that cause him to constantly scold his wife and daughter; Robert must teach Omar to slow down and listen to his family.
S20, EP6 "Mistrust and Malaise in Madison"Robert Irvine travels to Florida, where Grumpy's Diner owner Jessica is struggling to keep the business afloat; she wants to pass the business down to her son, Justin, but he lacks the self-confidence and vision to lead the diner into the future.
S20, EP5 "Marriage on the Rocks"In Stone Mountain, Ga., Robert Irvine visits the failing Sweet Potato Cafe, which is harming its owners' finances and their 25-year marriage; he must help them balance responsibilities and rekindle their passion for the business.
S20, EP4 "Family Recipe for Disaster"Robert Irvine treks to Sylacauga, Ala., to visit Giovanni's Italian Restaurant; grieving owner Chrissy is struggling to keep her family's restaurant going after the sudden death of her sister, and Robert must help her rediscover her passion.
S20, EP3 "My Way or the Highway"Chef Robert Irvine travels to Forks and Flavors in Kennesaw, Ga., to meet up with married co-owners David and Darnell; executive chef David struggles to run his kitchen under the shadow of Darnell's big personality and need to be right.
S20, EP2 "Best Friends Forever"Robert Irvine visits Brunswick, Ga., where two best friends have no idea how to run their restaurant, Moondoggy's Pizza; with their friendship and restaurant on the line, he teaches them how to build a better culture among their staff.
S20, EP1 "The Final Shot"Robert Irvine heads to Smith's Soul Food Bistro in Gastonia, N.C.; owner Cheryl is an ex-basketball coach on a mission to help kids in her community; Robert must teach Cheryl to run her restaurant with the same discipline she learned on the court.
S19, EP20 "No Help Wanted"Don, the owner of 7th Restaurant and Lounge in Charlotte, N.C., never asks for help despite becoming paralyzed after being robbed at gunpoint; Robert works to convince Don that running a restaurant takes a village.
S19, EP19 "Hard Knocks in Hendersonville"Robert Irvine meets Ray, an ex-con who turned his life around but can't find success with his restaurant; with bad decor and no systems, Robert must help Ray transform his business and build his brand.
S19, EP18 "It's Not Rocket Science"Daniel, a former NASA physicist in Huntsville, Ala., thought he could wing it in the restaurant business; after 10 years of failures, his soul food spot, Mizz Juju's, needs chef Robert Irvine's help to save the business and rebuild Daniel's life.
S19, EP17 "Holding on to the Past"At Rest Haven in Clarksdale, Miss., owner Paula's unwillingness to change is destroying her father's Lebanese restaurant and her son's chance of inheriting it; Robert Irvine must teach Paula to trust her son and her staff to save the family's legacy.
S19, EP14 "Not So Peachy Keen"In Keenesburg, Colo., chef Robert Irvine finds the owner of Denos I-76 abandoned by her employees and working herself into the ground; Robert must help her find staff and inspiration to turn this truck stop diner into a must-see destination.
S19, EP13 "Out With the Old, In With the New"Chef Robert Irvine travels to San Diego to save German restaurant Kaiserhof, where the owner is afraid to make changes for fear of disturbing his late father's original design; Robert flexes serious muscle to drag the restaurant into the present.
S19, EP12 "Slumping Sales in San Jose"Chef Robert Irvine finds The Breakfast Place in San Jose, Calif., struggling to stay open; the co-owners are burnt out and don't have the confidence to lead their staff; Robert must try to save their friendship and business before it's too late.
S19, EP10 "Burnt Out in Berkeley"In Berkeley, Calif., 50-year legacy restaurant KC's BBQ is on the brink of closure; chef Robert Irvine must help the owner regain his self-confidence, treat his daughter like a true partner and accept change in order to save their family restaurant.
S19, EP9 "Dirtiest. Kitchen. Ever."Chef Robert Irvine heads to the Jalisco Cafe in San Diego and tackles one of the filthiest kitchens of his career; with endless obstacles and only 48 hours to turn this restaurant around, the challenge might actually be impossible.
S19, EP8 "Big Ego, Big Trouble"Chef Robert Irvine rolls into Colorado Springs, Colo., where the chef and owner of Momma Pearl's Cajun Kitchen is on the verge of losing his wife and his business if he can't shed his arrogant alter ego.
S19, EP7 "A Big Mess in Texas"Chef Robert Irvine travels to Joshua, Texas, to save a failing Tex-Mex restaurant; owners Carmen and Wayne are serving sub-par food, the environment in the restaurant is toxic, and the couple's relationship is in dire straits too.
S19, EP6 "Extreme British Makeover"Expat Lee is on the brink of losing his restaurant, From Across the Pond, in Colleyville, Texas; Robert Irvine tries to help his fellow countryman realize he can turn around 15 years of failure.
S19, EP4 "Mr. B's and The Balcony"Robert Irvine visits Mr. B's Southern Kitchen in Tampa, Fla., and finds two siblings being torn apart by their failing restaurant; Robert returns to The Balcony in Larose, La., to see if the changes he made have been maintained.
S19 "Subs and Pubs"Robert Irvine visits Spring Hill, Fla., where Turnpike's Rest Stop is suffering due to a communication breakdown between the owner and her daughter; Robert returns to Glendora, Calif., to check on T. Phillip's.
S18, EP13 "Delusions of Grandeur"In Illinois, two brothers are close to losing their French bistro; they blame the competition for their restaurant's failures, and Robert Irvine must convince these delusional owners to accept reality or their fantasy will end in bankruptcy.
S18, EP12 "The Dutiful Son"Robert Irvine travels to Milwaukee, where owner Abel runs Mexican Village, a Tex-Mex restaurant that's drowning in debt and destroying his relationship with his children; Robert helps Abel make some hard choices to save his restaurant and his family.
S18, EP11 "Resentment on the Bayou"The married owners of "On the Bayou" in Milwaukee can't stop fighting, and it's destroying their restaurant and relationship, leaving them with debt and resentment; Robert Irvine must help them redefine their roles and rekindle their relationship.
S18, EP9 "Soul Food in the Dark"At Soul Food in the Park in York, Penn., owner Audra makes up for her lack of knowledge and confidence by yelling at her husband; Robert Irvine and his team race to completely renovate her rundown building and help Audra overcome her anger issues.
S18, EP8 "Irish Eyes Are Frowning"Katie has bitten off more than she can chew at Grille No. 13 in Waldorf, Md., and Robert Irvine must teach her to work smarter if he is going to save this Irish pub.
S18, EP7 "Restoring a Reputation"At Deraney's Two City Tavern in small-town Barnesville, Ga., the owner is losing his family home and his restaurant; Robert Irvine tries to help him understand his business, change his work ethic, and make amends to his staff and community.
S18, EP4 "Big Trouble in Tennessee"Big Tom's Backyard Grill and Bar in Cleveland, Tenn., has turned from a dream into a nightmare, and it's costing owners Tom and Sabrina their marriage.
S18, EP1 "Moving On in Montana"Robert helps the widowed owner of Don Luis Restaurant in Billings, Mont.
S18, EP1 "A Friendship in Peril"Robert Irvine has to save more than a restaurant at J's in Waveland, Miss.; owners Louis and Jeff are close to losing everything, including their friendship; Robert must teach them how to run a restaurant and mend their relationship.
S18Chef Robert Irvine attempts to turn around a failing family restaurant in just two days.
S17, EP15 "A Dream in Shambles"Robert heads to Las Vegas to work his magic at A Pizza Melody.
S17, EP14 "Saving an American Dream"Robert Irvine faces the most difficult challenge of his career when he must save an immigrant's American dream of holding on to her Las Vegas restaurant, Burnt Offerings.
S17, EP13 "Taking Ownership in Vegas"Robert helps a widowed cafe owner in Las Vegas find her own path.
S17, EP12 "Community Hub in Chaos"Robert heads to Buffalo to save Park Vue Soul Food Bar and Restaurant.
S17, EP11 "Bogged Down in Buffalo"Single father Steven Marchione is struggling to keep the family's restaurant Casa Di Francesca's open after a series of tragic life events; Robert Irvine has 48 hours to make Steven the leader his restaurant needs to save the business.
S17, EP10 "Colorado Couple in Crisis"Robert works with owners who are in debt and on the brink of divorce.
S17, EP9 "Nancy Foots the Bill"Robert Irvine is in Geneva, N.Y., at Cosentino's Ristorante, where co-owners Bill and Nancy are struggling to save their restaurant; their marriage is suffering from an unbalanced workload and their inexperienced son serves unappetizing food.
S17, EP8 "Destination, Hawk Springs"Robert Irvine ventures to The Emporium in the town of Hawk Springs, Wyo., where owner Dennis is struggling to lead his staff and attract customers; if Robert can't make him change his ways, Dennis' daughter might walk away from the business forever.
S17, EP7 "House of Cards"Robert Irvine visits Cafe No Fur in Las Vegas, where the owners -- a model and a former poker player -- are so stuck in their dysfunctional ways that the restaurant is on the verge of folding after only two years.
S17, EP6 "Friends in Need"Robert Irvine arrives at Dunbar's Creole Cuisine in New Orleans to find a restaurant full of history but in dire need of his help; the livelihood of two families depends on its success, but the matriarch refuses to change.
S17, EP5 "Listless in Louisiana"Robert Irvine travels to Lafitte, LA, to visit Boutte's Bayou Restaurant, where owner Nick is too proud to ask for help; Robert guides Nick in becoming a real leader and trusting his staff before it's too late for the iconic coastal watering hole.
S17, EP4 "The Ginger Monkey is Going Under"Chef-owner of the Ginger Monkey in Chandler, Ariz., Jackson, can't keep up with the demands of his high-volume restaurant; Jackson has a ton of experience and should be able to run a successful restaurant, but he's not getting the job done.
S17, EP3 "Back on Track in Glendora"Robert Irvine heads to T. Phillips Alehouse and Grill in Glendora, Calif., and finds a restaurant that looks more like a dive bar; Owner Jen can't stand up for herself, and everyone walks all over her.
S17, EP2 "Revisited: Helping One of Our Own"Robert Irvine returns to Rosie's Cafe where he previously helped the owner, Kaitlyn; she has since suffered a near-fatal car accident, and Robert comes back to help with her medical bills.
S17, EP1 "Fixing a Family in Houston"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.
S17 "Quarantine Check-In and Food Mysteries"Robert checks in with the Restaurant Impossible family to see how restaurants country wide are faring during the global pandemic; global quest to uncover the mysteries and unbelievable stories behind chocolate and truffles.
S17 "Branching Out in Missouri"Robert Irvine returns to family-owned Drake's Place in Ferguson, Mo., where business has suffered due to both the pandemic and community unrest; Robert helps the owners expand their business to bring in more revenue.
S17 "Losing Hope in Mississippi"Robert Irvine goes all out -- for a second time -- to help the owners of Rossini's Italian restaurant in Ridgeland, Miss., who are struggling to survive after the pandemic shutdown; Robert is joined by crew members to share a behind-the-scenes look.
S17 "Revisited: The Soul of a Marriage"Robert Irvine revisits Mama E's in Oklahoma City, where he successfully completed his mission in 2014, despite an explosive relationship between the married owners; Robert finds out if they were able to overcome marital obstacles to be successful.
S17 "Crushing Debt in Ohio"Robert Irvine visits Garrett's Mill and Brewing Co. in Ohio to help the owners find a way out of staggering debt and keep their historic restaurant open; then, he and his team share a behind-the-scenes look and get an update on Garrett's Mill.
S17 "Reuniting Family in Missouri"Robert Irvine returns to McLanks Family Restaurant to bring the owners back together after the pandemic wreaked havoc on their family business; Robert and his team reveal secrets and new footage from McLanks.
S17 "Back in Business: The Back Nine"Robert Irvine heads to Edgar's Restaurant to help owners Glenn and Albertha raise their business from the ashes of the COVID-19 crisis; the restaurant is losing money despite having implemented safety precautions and increasing its takeout business.
S17 "First Episode Rewatch"Robert and his wife, Gail, view the first episode of the show; investigating two common ingredients found in every pantry: salt and cinnamon.
S17 "Sibling Rivalry and a Nashville Ambush"Robert Irvine heads to Bellefonte, Pa., to check on Mamma Lucrezia's, where the owner and chef struggled to push family troubles aside and focus on her promising restaurant; he re-watches an ambush episode at Ellendale's Restaurant.
S16, EP13 "Saving a Pastor's Passion"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.
S16, EP12 "Greek Tragedy"Chef Robert goes to work with Bobby, who says that he's neglected the place because of the loss of his parents; Robert must dig deep to find a way to mend this family-run Greek eatery before it's too late.
S16, EP11 "Lost in the Bayou"Chef Robert meets Therese, who purchased a restaurant 12 years earlier when she had no experience but received help from her daughter to stay afloat.
S16, EP10 "Chattanooga Blues"Mike and Cherita open a family-run restaurant, Blue Orleans, in Chattanooga, Tenn., after losing everything in Hurricane Katrina.
S16, EP9 "Cajun Seafood Crisis"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.
S16, EP8 "Beloved Restaurant on the Rocks"Robert Irvine visits Ferguson, Mo., to help a beloved community restaurant on the brink of closing its doors.
S16, EP7 "Saving a Piece of History"Robert Irvine tries to save a piece of history in Garrettsville, Ohio, by rescuing a restaurant in a 200-year-old mill.
S16, EP6 "Out With the Old, In With the New"At Carmine's Chianti Cow in Port Jervis, N.Y., Chef Robert Irvine meets an owner whose identity crisis is threatening his restaurant.
S16, EP5 "New Roles, New Results"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.
S16, EP4 "Old Habits Die Hard"At Perella's Ristorante in Warren, R.I., Chef Robert Irvine meets an owner whose stubbornness is holding back his restaurant.
S16, EP3 "Help Is on the Way"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.
S16, EP2 "Cleaning Up in Mississippi"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.
S16, EP1 "Dumplings in Delaware"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.
S15, EP8 "A Daughter Finds Her Groove"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.
S15, EP7 "Lakefront Disaster"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.
S15, EP6 "Saving a Family's Legacy"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.
S15, EP5 "Dull Diner Dilemma"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.
S15, EP4 "A Single Dad Sparks His Passion"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.
S15, EP3 "Caribbean Catastrophe"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.
S15, EP2 "A Family Restaurant at War"Robert Irvine heads to Columbia, Mo., to rescue McLanks Family Restaurant from shutting down.
S15, EP1 "Hard Times at Josephine's"After more than 30 years as a beacon, Josephine's Cooking is one month from closing and co-owner, Victor needs to take over the reins and relieve his aging mother, Josephine.
S14, EP4 "Smoky Steakhouse"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.
S14, EP3 "Mom Finds Her Mojo"When Robert arrives at Incredible Cafe in San Diego, he finds a restaurant that is anything but incredible; the kitchen is an abomination and the woman who runs it is in crippling debt; Robert helps to reignite her passion.
S14, EP2 "Fight at Filomena's"Robert heads to Costa Mesa, Calif., to help turn around the struggling Filomena's Italian Kitchen and Market; despite a clean kitchen, organized dining room and allegedly good food, the owner hasn't been able to pay herself one dime since opening.
S14, EP1 "Dying Diner"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.
S14 "Restaurant Impossible: Most Extreme Makeovers"In the top 10 most extreme makeovers ever accomplished on the show, chef Robert Irvine helps an Air Force vet's restaurant soar to new heights and faces off with an owner in need of a major attitude adjustment.
S13, EP8 "Ambush: Third Ambush Is the Charm"Chef Robert Irvine receives an urgent plea for help from Yianni, the son of the owner of Broad Street Bistro in North Versailles, Pa.
S13, EP7 "Ambush: Cray, Cray"Chef Robert Irvine receives a pressing plea from Jamie, the best friend of Cray Eatery and Drinkery's owner Crystal in Columbus, Ohio.
S13, EP6 "Ambush: Exercise Surprise"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.
S13, EP5 "Ambush: Out of Control"Sarah and Justin only opened SiP Bistro in Holly Springs, N.C. three years ago, but their business is already hurting.
S13, EP4 "Ambush: In Robert We Trust"After receiving a plea for help from an employee, Chef Robert Irvine and his team head to Peppino's Ristorante Italiano in Oviedo, Fla.
S13, EP3 "Ambush: A Taxing Situation"Robert Irvine receives a heartbreaking plea from Megan, who owns the BFE Bar and Grill in Waynesboro, Ga. with her husband, Mike.
S13, EP2 "Ambush: Beneath the Surface"Chef Robert Irvine responds to a call from Tamara, whose mother Raquel owns De Rican Chef in Virginia Beach, Va.
S13, EP1 "Ambush: Faded Star"Chef Robert Irvine heads to Starlite Restaurant and Pizza in West Orange, N.J. after receiving a plea from the owner Patty's son.
S13 "Best Ambushes Ever"Chef Robert Irvine revisits some of his most memorable ambushes, including Lake Arrowhead Sports Grill, Cape Horn Family Restaurant and La Casa Bianca; a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how the surprise takeovers are set up and executed.
S12, EP8 "Ambush: Special Delivery"Chef Robert Irvine heads to La Casa Bianca in Whitehouse Station, N.J. to give the owner, Paul, the surprise of a lifetime.
S12, EP7 "Ambush: Facing Fears"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.
S12, EP6 "Ambush: Fight to the Finish"Chef Robert Irvine is headed to New Kensington, Pa. to ambush Stacey, the owner of Stella's Dine-Inn Restaurant.
S12, EP5 "Ambush: Stay... Or Go?"Former employees reach out to Robert to ask for help in saving Ellendale's Restaurant in Nashville, Tenn.
S12, EP4 "Ambush: Eyes on the Surprise"Robert Irvine attempts a double ambush at the Copper Still CD Vodka Lounge and Eatery in Crestwood, Ill.
S12, EP2 "Ambush: Son Sneak Attack"The son of the owners of the Lake Arrowhead Sports Grill in Blue Jay, Calif., asks for Robert's help in rebuilding the business.
S12, EP1 "Ambush: Breakfast Break-In"Chef Robert Irvine ambushes Jodi, the owner of Theresa's Restaurant in Bradenton, Fla., after her friend and banker, Miriam, puts out a call for help.
S12 "Holiday: Impossible"For the holidays, Chef Robert Irvine is heading west to Jackson Hole, Wyo. to visit the City Kids Wilderness Project, a camp in the heart of the Grand Teton Mountains that welcomes at-risk teens from the inner city of Washington, D.C.
S11, EP8 "Bad Juju"The JuJu Bag in New Orleans is half cafe and half barber salon, and both are in desperate need of makeovers.
S11, EP7 "The Ambush"To get a truer picture of the problems facing the restaurant, Robert ambushes the owners of Tornatore's Pizzeria in Orlando, Fla.
S11, EP6 "Going Down With the Ship"Bad business decisions are hastening the demise of Gigi's Music Cafe in Sunrise, Fla.
S11, EP5 "Prescription for Failure"Robert Irvine is challenged with fixing an old-fashioned lunch counter located inside a family-owned pharmacy.
S11, EP4 "When Life Gives You Lemons ..."Robert is tasked with fixing the Zest Bistro, located inside the Lemon Tree Grocer in Downers Grove, Ill.
S11, EP3 "Chocolate: Impossible"The owner of Cocoamoda, a French bistro with an event space and chocolate boutique, is deeply in debt.
S11, EP2 "Double Trouble"24-year-old Frankie is torn between his family's two Italian restaurants in Summerville, S.C., and he reaches out to Chef Robert Irvine to help him save both.
S11, EP1 "4,000 Square Feet of Trouble"The owner of WhaBah Steakhouse, a supersized space in Bowling Green, Ky., has hit the wall and is now facing bankruptcy.
S11 "Revisited: Revisiting Robert's First Ambush"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.
S10, EP11 "Game Over"Brother owners of Bene Pizza and Pasta, a restaurant/arcade, turn to Robert Irvine for help with their noisy arcade.
S10, EP10 "Dog and Pony Show"The owner of the Dog & Pony Ale House in Renton, Wash., is being bullied by a vocal group of customers.
S10, EP9 "Betting the House"The owner of Zoog's Caveman Cookin' in Port Hadlock, Wash., has lost his passion, leaving his inexperienced daughter to run the business.
S10, EP8 "Mystic Mystery"Owners opened their restaurant Mystic Treats in Ashland, Ore., three years ago, hoping to attract customers with their vegetarian and offbeat pizzas.
S10, EP6 "Revved Up"The Shade Tree Customs and Cafe in Albuquerque, N.M., is a full-service restaurant located above a motorcycle repair shop.
S10, EP3 "Oh Brother!"Brothers and co-owners of the Knife and Fork Gastropub in San Antonio, Texas, are facing financial ruin.
S10, EP1 "Without a Prayer"Mama E's Wings & Waffles restaurant in Oklahoma City, was a thriving business, but a failed attempt at opening a second location puts a strain on the owners' finances, and their marriage.
S9, EP15 "Recipe for Disaster"Papa C's Eastside Cafe in Fairport, N.Y. needs help with it's volatile family and dirty kitchen.
S9, EP12 "An Abundance of Emotions"The owner of Abudanza Ristorante in Wilbraham, Mass., is burned out from the job and the demands of caring for a sick child.
S9, EP11 "Paradise: Impossible"Robert tries to help the owners of the Padre Rita Grill in South Padre Island, Texas, overhaul their tiki bar decor and gain some focus.
S9, EP10 "Drama at Mamma's"Mamma Lucrezia's restaurant in Bellefonte, Pa., is losing thousands of dollars a month which is causing multiple family rifts.
S9, EP9 "Military: Impossible"Chef Robert Irvine is in Fort Bragg, N.C., the largest U.S. Army installation in the world, where he is on a mission to breathe new life into one of the only full-service restaurants on the post, the Green Beret Club.
S9, EP8 "Spicing Things Up"The owners of the Spicy Bar and Grill, a Vietnamese restaurant in Falls Church, Va., are $300,000 in debt.
S9, EP7 "Take It or Leave It"The owner of El Bistro in Titusville, Pa., is behind in taxes, her savings is depleted, and so is her passion for the restaurant business.
S9, EP6 "No Laughing Matter"Robert is frustrated to find the owner of Uncle Andy's Diner in Portland, Maine, spends more time telling jokes to customers than paying attention to the quality of the food.
S9, EP5 "Holy Cow!"Battling co-owners wreak havoc at the Country Cow Restaurant and Bar in Campton, N.H.
S9, EP4 "Golf: Impossible"The Pomona Golf and Country Club in Egg Harbor City, N.J., suffers from a lack of younger clients.
S9, EP3 "Bowling: Impossible"Paul's Bar & Bowling in Paterson, N.J., has been on a downward spiral for the past eight years.
S9, EP2 "Culture Clash"Marie's at Ummat Cafe is situated next to Atlanta's oldest Mosque and many potential customers falsely think that the restaurant is strictly for Muslims.
S9, EP1 "Fork in the Road"The owners of Fork Diner in Calhoun, Ga., are faced with a failing business and a damaged friendship.
S9 "Revisited: One-Woman Show"Robert Irvine heads back to Campton, N.H., to check in on The Country Cow Restaurant and Bar. In 2014, he helped the two owners navigate through a chaotic situation that led to a shocking resolution. Now Robert wants to see if the current owner has been able to sink or swim on her own.
S8, EP13 "No Day at the Beach"The self-described stubborn owner of the Portu-Greek Cafe in Hudson, Fla., faces family squabbling over control of the restaurant.
S8, EP12 "Saving Grace"The owners of Grace's Place Bagels and Deli in Palm Coast, Fla. face staggering debt.
S8, EP11 "The Writing on the Wall"The owner of Big Jim's Bama Q in Hammondville, Ala., struggles with inexperience and naivete.
S8, EP10 "Living in the Dark Ages"The Cave Inn BBQ, a caveman-dinosaur themed restaurant, needs a decor overhaul.
S8, EP9 "Meet the Impossible"Stories behind the show; an interview with Robert and Executive Producer Marc Summers; a sit-down between Robert, his construction manager and all three designers; a look back at highlights of the series.
S8, EP8 "Bummed Out"The animosity between the owners and the staff at Bumbinos Italian Ristorante in Orange City, Fla., is killing business.
S8, EP7 "Treading Water"The owner of Bryant's Seafood World in Hueytown, Ala., needs help turning her neglected restaurant around.
S8, EP6 "Face the Music"The owners of Urban Roots, a restaurant and entertainment venue, face a failing business.
S8, EP5 "Ungratifying"A gratifi kitchen and bar in Houston, Texas, suffers from its owner's poor attitude.
S8, EP4 "Pizza: Impossible"The food at Mama Della's N.Y. City Pizzeria in Baton Rouge, La., is great, but the stubborn owner is scaring away customers.
S8, EP3 "Fiery Family Fusion"The two year old restaurant, Pasion Latin Fusion in Albuquerque, N.M., has found little success.
S8, EP2 "A Lot to Lose"Eileen's restaurant, Tootie's Texas BBQ in Cathedral City, Calif., started a deep decline while she was battling cancer.
S8, EP1 "Up in Smoke"The owners of the Mill Creek BBQ Restaurant in Redlands, Calif., suffer from tasteless barbecue and inefficient management.
S7, EP13 "Mumbo Jumbo"The owner of the San Francisco Mexican restaurant Estrada's is over $400,000 in debt.
S7, EP12 "Dirty Laundry"The owner of Hillbillies Restaurant in Murphys, Calif., needs to transition from pushover to an empowered business owner.
S7, EP11 "Monkey Business"Chef Robert Irvine is appalled by the condition of the Spunky Monkey Bar & Grill in Auburn, Wash.
S7, EP10 "Clueless in the Country"Chef Robert Irvine meets one of the most clueless owners he's encountered at Heather's Country Kitchen.
S7, EP9 "Goombazz Gone Wild"Goombazz Big City Eatzz, has struggled to find a strong customer base and is now more than $300,000 in debt.
S7, EP8 "Holiday: Impossible 2"Chef Robert tries to transform two locations on the Jersey Shore that were devastated by Hurricane Sandy.
S7, EP7 "Unfixable Family"The volatile owners of Mike LaSusa's Italian Restaurant in Oak Creek, Wis., battle over every decision.
S7, EP6 "Unlucky Number Seven"The Seven restaurant, named for the owner's seven children, undergoes a string of bad luck.
S7, EP5 "Soul Searching"The once strong relationship between the owners of the Georgia Boy Cafe has deteriorated.
S7, EP4 "Outside the Box"Robert comes up with an outside the box plan to reinvent the Coach Lamp Restaurant & Pub in Louisville, Ky.
S7, EP3 "His Way or the Highway"Just seven years old, the Windsor 75 in Windsor, Conn., has its share of problems, including an outdated decor, and an overworked staff.
S7, EP2 "Feathers Fly"Chef Robert Irvine ruffles quite a few feathers when he tries to save the family run business, Ducky's Family Restaurant.
S7, EP1 "Bring Mama Back"The owners of St. Louis landmark Mama Campisi's Restaurant, are blind-sided by an employee theft.
S6, EP13 "Pie in the Sky"The owner of Aponte's Pizzeria worries that he has sacrificed time with his family, only to face financial ruin.
S6, EP12 "Good Food, Bad Vices"The owners of Benner Street Restaurant in Bethlehem, Pa., are too far in debt to consider retirement.
S6, EP11 "Barely Edible"Edible's Restaurant & Pub in Horsham, Pa., is a 26-year-old family restaurant suffering from a lack of inspiration and motivation.
S6, EP10 "Kalico Kraziness"The owner of Kalico Kitchen's boisterous and blunt personality is turning her staff against her.
S6, EP9 "It's All Greek to Me"Cousins Angelo and Angelo are close to losing their namesake diner, Angelo's in the town of Woodstock, Ill.
S6, EP8 "Sink or Swim"The owner of Pier West Restaurant in Twin Lakes, Wis., battles debt and his family's anger.
S6, EP7 "Lost in the Woods"After losing his job, a man purchases a restaurant and racks up $350,000 in debt.
S6, EP6 "In the Pits"Bryan's Smokehouse in Lufkin, Texas, has thrived for 15 years, but now an oversaturated market has put the owner into debt.
S6, EP5 "Muskrat Mayhem"Wagon Wheel Family Restaurant is in mayhem over the food, decor and the lack of respect.
S6, EP4 "Drowning in Debt"Mom & Dad's Italian Restaurant in DeFuniak Springs, Fla., is deep in debt but the owner doesn't want to make changes.
S6, EP3 "Creepy in Clearwater"Smitty's Restaurant in Clearwater, Fla., needs an exterminator and it's a struggle to finish before deadline.
S6, EP2 "Father Knows Worst"Old World Italian Restaurant in Murrells Inlet, S.C., owners are having trouble handing over their business to their young son.
S6, EP1 "Something's Fishy"The owner of Joe Willy's Seafood House in Fishkill, N.Y., has to get past his pride in order to save his restaurant.
S6 "Revisited: Marriage Impossible"Robert Irvine returns to Fishkill, N.Y., and Joe Willy's Seafood House, a family-owned seafood restaurant from 2013; he attempts to renovate both a run-down restaurant and a strained marriage.
S5, EP13 "Sweet Tea's Restaurant and Catering"Sweet Tea's Restaurant and Catering in Pineville, N.C., has an identity crisis.
S5, EP12 "Soup to Nuts Diner"The Soup to Nuts Diner in Tavares, Fla., looks like it hasn't been cleaned since it opened and Robert is hoping he can fix that.
S5, EP11 "Caseyville Cafe"Caseyville Café in Caseyville, Ill., is failing and Robert gives the staff an ultimatum.
S5, EP10 "Maniaci's Italian Bistro"Maniaci's Italian Bistro in Mohnton, Pa., needs to be renovated or the Maniaci brothers risk losing their mother's dream.
S5, EP9 "Nanny Goats Cafe and Feed Bin"Feuding family members and unsafe cooking habits are driving customers away.
S5, EP8 "Dinner Bell Restaurant"The team must clean the restaurant, freshen the menu and fix the staff's bad habits in order to keep Dinner Bell Restaurant open.
S5, EP7 "Sapori D'Italia"A family's fighting threatens to close their restaurant.
S5, EP6 "Windseeker Restaurant"The Windseeker Restaurant in Dallas, Ore., suffers from bad publicity and negative word of mouth.
S5, EP5 "Whiskey Creek Steakhouse"The Whiskey Creek Steakhouse has lost almost everything, and may even have thieving employees.
S5, EP4 "Rising Sun Bistro"Rising Sun Bistro in Kalispell, Mont., has a chaotic kitchen, an uninspired decor and lots of debt.
S5, EP3 "Bronk's Bar and Grill"Bronk's Bar and Grill in Lake City, Minn., where an untrained staff and frozen food are not the only challenges.
S5, EP2 "Rohrer's Tavern"Rohrer's Tavern in North Bend, Ohio, has been a local staple for over 60 years, but the lack of new customers is hurting business.
S5, EP1 "Poco's on the Boulevard"Poco's on the Boulevard once served delicious, authentic Latin food, but since the death of chef/owner Poco, her daughters Claudia and Dana have been struggling to maintain the restaurant's food quality and profits.
S5 "Holiday: Impossible"Restoring a boys and girls club in Joplin, Mo after a deadly tornado destroyed the original club.
S5 "Revisited: All in the Family"Robert Irvine goes back to Sapori D'Italia in Fountain Hills, Ariz.
S4, EP13 "Oleander Bar and Grill"Tension between Kelli and her daughter, Abby are the root of the Oleander Bar and Grill's problems.
S4, EP12 "Valley Inn"Valley Inn in Palos Hills, Ill., is struggling to bring in customers.
S4, EP11 "Whistle Stop"The Whistle Stop in Hot Springs, Ark., has been a poor investment for owner Linda.
S4, EP10 "Maple Tree Cafe"Helping the owner of Maple Tree Cafe to gain experience in the restaurant industry.
S4, EP9 "Michele's"Owners of Michele's purchased their restaurant on a whim and now need a few things addressed.
S4, EP8 "Paliani's Restaurant"Traveling to Burton, Mich., to save Paliani's from demise.
S4, EP7 "Frankie's"Headed to Frankie's By the Tracks, which was bought by Jay and Tina.
S4, EP6 "Gusanoz Mexican Restaurant"An authentic Mexican restaurant has suffered from growing pains.
S4, EP5 "Stella's Italian Restaurant"A 15-year-old restaurant has poor management and decor.
S4, EP4 "Italian Village"A new menu and interior; control issues within the family business.
S4, EP3 "Zandi's Grill"A restaurant in a remote location with poor food, service and decor.
S4, EP2 "The Main Dish"Owners with no restaurant experience are in debt and need help.
S4, EP1 "Longbranch Steak and Seafood"A family restaurant struggling financially; owners and staff struggle emotionally.
S4 "Revisited: Family Regains Confidence"In 2012, Robert met the couple who owned Gusanoz Mexican Restaurant in Lebanon, N.H.
S3, EP13 "White House Edition"A non-profit community center that provides after-school meals, a resource room and family cooking classes.
S3, EP12 "Pollard's Bar-B-Que"A failing barbecue restaurant goes from takeout to eat-in.
S3, EP11 "University Grill"Feuding siblings run a 5-year-old establishment that is on its way to ruins in Burlington, N.C.
S3, EP10 "Ristorante Barolo"Combination restaurant and hotel with high-cost maintenance and health problems.
S3, EP9 "Pappas Restaurant"A Greek restaurant's reputation has gone downhill because of the two sons' fighting.
S3, EP8 "Mama Lee's"Mama Lee's Soul Food Restaurant has never turned a profit and is weeks away from closing.
S3, EP7 "Pelican Grill"A small breakfast and lunch place is in dire need of help.
S3, EP6 "Valley View"A tiny diner is suffering from outdated decor and menu; structural issues.
S3, EP5 "Woody's Tupelo Steakhouse"Horrible dining service and mediocre food.
S3, EP4 "Del's"Owner Marianne takes out her stress on her staff in fear of losing the family legacy.
S3, EP3 "Anna Maria's"A dirty Italian eatery has not been cleaned in 25 years.
S3, EP2 "Chatterbox"A former stay-at-home mom with little experience.
S3, EP1 "Moss' Prime Rib & Spaghetti House"There are more than just food problems in this struggling restaurant.
S2 "Revisited: Learning Leadership"Robert Irvine heads back to Off Street Cafe in Cerritos, Calif. During his first visit in 2011, one of the restaurant's owners, Rose, was ready to retire, but her partner, Robin, wasn't stepping up as the leader the restaurant needed.
S2 "Revisited: The Hidden Costs of Business"Robert Irvine heads to San Diego to revisit The Trails Eatery, a family-owned cafe that he helped in 2011.
S1, EP7 "Flood Tide"Flood Tide Restaurant in Connecticut has a bad reputation due to its owner and a dirty kitchen looking for a major turnaround in order to make the restaurant successful once again.
S1, EP6 "Secret Garden"The Secret Garden Cafe in Florida has a failing breakfast and lunch locale; Robert spins into action updating the decor and creating new dishes.
S1, EP5 "Meglio's"An Italian restaurant stuck in the past with frozen food; Robert retrains the cooking staff and focuses on a smaller menu with fresher ingredients.
S1, EP4 "Salt Works II"A new restaurant with young owners in North Carolina serving canned food; Robert brings in a fresh new menu and nearby college students.
S1, EP3 "Rascal's BBQ and Crab House"Rascal's BBQ & Crab House in New Castle, Del., has one of the dirtiest kitchens Robert has seen; fresh new dishes and a catering menu.
S1, EP2 "Mainelli's"A former favorite Italian restaurant, Mainelli's now has bad service and food safety issues; interior renovation.
S1, EP1 "Villari's"Chef Robert Irvine is on a quest to save a 60-year-old family restaurant from failure; outdated decor and a disastrous kitchen.
"Revisited: An Entire Life's Savings"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.
"Revisited: A Family Recovering From Tragedy"Robert Irvine returns to De Rican Chef in Virginia Beach, Va.; three years ago he found a family in crisis following a tragic death; Raquel, the owner, had lost her passion and her son Ruben was lashing out.
"Revisited: An Owner Who Tries to Do It All"Robert Irvine helps a failing restaurant.
"Revisited: Out of Date but Not out of Time"When Robert first visited Paul's in 2014, his team had to make up for a lot of lost time and now he's back to see if he's been able to keep up the improvements.
"Revisited: Ruffled Feathers"In 2012, Robert met his match in one of the owners of Woody's, a steakhouse in Tupelo, Miss.; she did not like hearing what he had to say about her business that once catered to celebrities like Elvis Presley.
"A Failing Restaurant is No Laughing Matter"Robert Irvine first visited Uncle Andy's in Portland, Maine in 2014 and learned that comic Dennis Fogg and his wife Tina couldn't even pay themselves.
"Restaurant Impossible: Most Extreme Moments"A look back at some of Chef Robert Irvine's most extreme and outrageous moments.
Air Date: July 22, 2021Chef Robert Irvine attempts to turn around a failing family restaurant in just two days.
"Revisited: For the Troops"Robert goes back to Fort Bragg to check in on a restaurant that, given his own military background, was a personal mission for him.
"Revisited: Going Down With the Ship"Robert Irvine returns to Sunrise, Fla., to check on the unique challenge of Gigi's Music Cafe, a combined restaurant and music venue; inexperienced owner couldn't see the burden she was putting on her daughter, who managed the day-to-day business.
"Revisited: Family Matters"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.
"Revisited: Chaos in the Kitchen"Robert Irvine heads back to Padre Rita Grill, where he first met Michael and Cathy Laferty in 2014; he goes back to see if there is still no management in the kitchen or if leadership has finally been restored.
"An Owner Losing Control"Robert returns to Bradenton, Fla., to follow up on Theresa's Restaurant; Robert is curious to see if Jodi has returned to her controlling ways, or if Theresa's is still on the right track.
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.
Original Air Date: Jan 19, 2011
Genres: Home/CookingRealityTV Series
Rating: TVG
Playback: HD
22 seasons available on demand (253 episodes)
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