Robert Irvine

Robert Faces Impossible Rescues
Robert Faces Impossible Rescues

It's up to Robert to reinvigorate failing restaurants — but he has only two days and a limited budget.

Robert's Work, Revisited
Robert's Work, Revisited

Hear from restaurant owners to find out how they're faring since Robert's visit.

Top Missions with a Cause
Top Missions with a Cause

See some of Robert's worthiest rescues, and learn how the groups are today.

Restaurant: Impossible Top 5 Videos
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  • Restaurant: Impossible

    Chef Robert Irvine is in Fort Bragg, N.C., the largest U.S. Army installation in the world, where he is on a special mission to breathe new life into one of the only full-service restaurants on the post, the Green Beret Club. Robert must find a way to keep the tradition of the restaurant alive, while giving it a much needed update.

     

    FN Dish Update: See How Green Beret Club Is Doing

  • Restaurant: Impossible

    Ken opened up Cocoamoda, a French Bistro with an event space and chocolate boutique, seven years ago in the small town of Calvert, Texas. After failing to attract a following from the major cities, he's now deeply in debt, but refuses to advertise or cater to the local community. Ken's daughter calls in Chef Robert Irvine, hoping that the fellow Brit can help her stubborn father see how much help his business really needs.

  • Restaurant: Impossible

    Ken opened up Cocoamoda, a French Bistro with an event space and chocolate boutique, seven years ago in the small town of Calvert, Texas. After failing to attract a following from the major cities, he's now deeply in debt, but refuses to advertise or cater to the local community. Ken's daughter calls in Chef Robert Irvine, hoping that the fellow Brit can help her stubborn father see how much help his business really needs.

  • Restaurant: Impossible

    At over 4,000 square feet, WhaBah Steakhouse in Bowling Green, Ky., presents Robert with his biggest challenge yet! The eight-year-old restaurant/music venue made more than a million dollars in its first year, but the owner has hit the wall and is now facing bankruptcy. Robert and his team will have to turn the owner's spirits around and tackle the many challenges of this supersized space in just two days.

  • Restaurant: Impossible

    This time on Restaurant: Impossible ... it's a new twist on the show you know and love. Robert's mission takes him just outside of Chicago, to Zest Bistro — a restaurant located INSIDE The Lemon Tree Grocer! For the first time in RI history, Robert has to fix both a restaurant AND a grocery store! Robert's first order of business — take off his chef hat and turn on his supermarket smarts! Best friends Shaun Black and Tim Canning combined their skills as a produce broker and a trained chef to open a gourmet grocery store with a full-service bistro inside. Four-and-a-half years later, both sides of the business are failing. One million, two million, nearly three million dollars later, the debts and the stakes are climbing sky high. Tim and Shaun spent years trying to set their store up for success, but it still wasn't working. With the help of a grocery expert, Robert teaches the young owners that nearly everything they thought they were doing right ... is wrong. Gourmet cheeses stationed next to the raw fish? Yech. Robert realizes that in addition to fixing the bistro, he will need to find the time and resources to reorganize the entire store to make it make sense to shoppers! The bistro, itself, is a whole other can of worms ... it was built as an afterthought and looks like it! Oddly separated from the market by strands of beads, the atmosphere is cold and uncomfortable. The challenge is to make the space warm, inviting and somehow compatible with the grocery store. With the bistro on track to get a full-on renovation and the grocery store, hopefully, getting a much-needed reorganization, there's one piece of the puzzle left to fix — the owners! Not only do Tim and Shaun disagree about basic ways to run the business, there's also Tim's wife, Jessica. About a year ago Tim asked her to jump on board at Lemon Tree but it has made Shaun feel like the third wheel. The friction between the two best friends is dragging down both sides of the business. Can Robert make peace among this headstrong threesome? Even more, can he give the bistro a more inviting feel, and make the grocer a place where the locals actually want to shop — all in just two days? If not, things could turn incredibly sour at the Lemon Tree.

  • Restaurant: Impossible

    This time on Restaurant: Impossible ... it's a new twist on the show you know and love. Robert's mission takes him just outside of Chicago, to Zest Bistro — a restaurant located INSIDE The Lemon Tree Grocer! For the first time in RI history, Robert has to fix both a restaurant AND a grocery store! Robert's first order of business — take off his chef hat and turn on his supermarket smarts! Best friends Shaun Black and Tim Canning combined their skills as a produce broker and a trained chef to open a gourmet grocery store with a full-service bistro inside. Four-and-a-half years later, both sides of the business are failing. One million, two million, nearly three million dollars later, the debts and the stakes are climbing sky high. Tim and Shaun spent years trying to set their store up for success, but it still wasn't working. With the help of a grocery expert, Robert teaches the young owners that nearly everything they thought they were doing right ... is wrong. Gourmet cheeses stationed next to the raw fish? Yech. Robert realizes that in addition to fixing the bistro, he will need to find the time and resources to reorganize the entire store to make it make sense to shoppers! The bistro, itself, is a whole other can of worms ... it was built as an afterthought and looks like it! Oddly separated from the market by strands of beads, the atmosphere is cold and uncomfortable. The challenge is to make the space warm, inviting and somehow compatible with the grocery store. With the bistro on track to get a full-on renovation and the grocery store, hopefully, getting a much-needed reorganization, there's one piece of the puzzle left to fix — the owners! Not only do Tim and Shaun disagree about basic ways to run the business, there's also Tim's wife, Jessica. About a year ago Tim asked her to jump on board at Lemon Tree but it has made Shaun feel like the third wheel. The friction between the two best friends is dragging down both sides of the business. Can Robert make peace among this headstrong threesome? Even more, can he give the bistro a more inviting feel, and make the grocer a place where the locals actually want to shop — all in just two days? If not, things could turn incredibly sour at the Lemon Tree.

  • Restaurant: Impossible

    Chef Robert Irvine travels to Mamma Lucrezia's restaurant in Bellefonte, Pa., which is losing thousands of dollars a month and causing multiple family rifts. The decade-old restaurant is owned by feuding sisters Maria and Stefania, who are also faced with a competing Italian restaurant across the street, which happens to be owned by their brother. With excellent food coming from the kitchen, Robert focuses on the hurt feelings and trust issues holding these sisters back.

     

    FN Dish Update: See How Mamma Lucrezia's Is Doing

  • Restaurant: Impossible

    Chef Robert Irvine travels to Mamma Lucrezia's restaurant in Bellefonte, Pa., which is losing thousands of dollars a month and causing multiple family rifts. The decade-old restaurant is owned by feuding sisters Maria and Stefania, who are also faced with a competing Italian restaurant across the street, which happens to be owned by their brother. With excellent food coming from the kitchen, Robert focuses on the hurt feelings and trust issues holding these sisters back.

     

    FN Dish Update: See How Mamma Lucrezia's Is Doing

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  • Restaurant: Impossible

    24-year-old Frankie is torn between his family's two Italian restaurants in Summerville, S.C., and he convinces Chef Robert Irvine to help him save both. Tackling twice the work without any extra time, Robert must get the family and the design team to focus on this double-sized mission.

  • Restaurant: Impossible

    24-year-old Frankie is torn between his family's two Italian restaurants in Summerville, S.C., and he convinces Chef Robert Irvine to help him save both. Tackling twice the work without any extra time, Robert must get the family and the design team to focus on this double-sized mission.

  • Restaurant: Impossible

    Chef Robert Irvine has his work cut out for him at Spicy Bar and Grill, a Vietnamese restaurant in Falls Church, Va. Between one owner with no culinary experience in the kitchen and the other letting the staff run wild, it's no wonder why they're $300,000 in debt. Robert has just two days to get these owners on a business track, find a new chef and turn the unprofessional servers into a real workforce.

     

    FN Dish Update: See How Spicy Bar and Grill Is Doing

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