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

    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

    Three years ago, Gigi opened Gigi's Music Cafe in Sunshine, Fla., but now, her bad business decisions are bringing down the business and taking her daughter Semone with it. Chef Robert Irvine has his hands full, between the books being a complete mess, the lackluster service, the reliance on the microwave in the kitchen and an owner who doesn't seem to realize that her business is failing. An unexpected boat trip may be what Gigi needs to wake up and turn her sinking ship around.

  • Restaurant: Impossible

    Three years ago, Gigi opened Gigi's Music Cafe in Sunshine, Fla., but now, her bad business decisions are bringing down the business and taking her daughter Semone with it. Chef Robert Irvine has his hands full, between the books being a complete mess, the lackluster service, the reliance on the microwave in the kitchen and an owner who doesn't seem to realize that her business is failing. An unexpected boat trip may be what Gigi needs to wake up and turn her sinking ship around.

  • Restaurant: Impossible

    Chef Robert Irvine is in for a taste of nostalgia when he's challenged to fix an old fashioned lunch counter, located inside a family-owned pharmacy. Purchased by Tony more than 50 years ago, Lyon's Pharmacy of Elkton has been a staple in the tight-night Maryland community, but Tony's daughter Marybeth, a pharmacist by trade, has been struggling to keep it afloat since her father passed away last year. With old, rotted floors and hours needed to restock the pharmacy shelves, Robert needs the full support of the community to pitch in and save a piece of their town's history.

  • Restaurant: Impossible

    Normally, struggling restaurant owners know well in advance when Chef Robert Irvine and his team are coming, but this is not a normal mission. To get a truer picture of the problems facing the restaurant, Robert ambushes the owners of Tornatore's Pizzeria in Orlando, Fla., and no one — the owners, the design team, the crew, not even Robert himself — knows what's to come.

  • Restaurant: Impossible

    Normally, struggling restaurant owners know well in advance when Chef Robert Irvine and his team are coming, but this is not a normal mission. To get a truer picture of the problems facing the restaurant, Robert ambushes the owners of Tornatore's Pizzeria in Orlando, Fla., and no one — the owners, the design team, the crew, not even Robert himself — knows what's to come.

  • Restaurant: Impossible

    Three years ago, Gigi opened Gigi's Music Cafe in Sunshine, Fla., but now, her bad business decisions are bringing down the business and taking her daughter Semone with it. Chef Robert Irvine has his hands full, between the books being a complete mess, the lackluster service, the reliance on the microwave in the kitchen and an owner who doesn't seem to realize that her business is failing. An unexpected boat trip may be what Gigi needs to wake up and turn her sinking ship around.

  • Restaurant: Impossible

    The JuJu Bag in New Orleans is half cafe and half barber salon, and both are in desperate need of makeovers. Chef Robert Irvine has his hands full, with a cafe that looks like a cluttered living room, a kitchen without any commercial equipment, an owner who is stubborn despite her inexperience, and to top it all off — a barbershop renovation!

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  • 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 is in for a taste of nostalgia when he's challenged to fix an old fashioned lunch counter, located inside a family-owned pharmacy. Purchased by Tony more than 50 years ago, Lyon's Pharmacy of Elkton has been a staple in the tight-night Maryland community, but Tony's daughter Marybeth, a pharmacist by trade, has been struggling to keep it afloat since her father passed away last year. With old, rotted floors and hours needed to restock the pharmacy shelves, Robert needs the full support of the community to pitch in and save a piece of their town's history.

  • Restaurant: Impossible

    Chef Robert Irvine is in for a taste of nostalgia when he's challenged to fix an old fashioned lunch counter, located inside a family-owned pharmacy. Purchased by Tony more than 50 years ago, Lyon's Pharmacy of Elkton has been a staple in the tight-night Maryland community, but Tony's daughter Marybeth, a pharmacist by trade, has been struggling to keep it afloat since her father passed away last year. With old, rotted floors and hours needed to restock the pharmacy shelves, Robert needs the full support of the community to pitch in and save a piece of their town's history.

  • 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.

     

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