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Where Diners Get Reborn

Amazing Diner Transformations

In Season 2, Ty and Amanda continued their mission to revitalize diners in need of help all across America. Browse before-and-after photos of the revamps, and find out how the reveals went.

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  • Tim's Shipwreck Diner has been serving the town of Northport, N.Y., for a century. But times are tough for this beloved boxcar diner on Main Street and owner Tim is struggling to keep his ship afloat. Ty Pennington is rallying the locals to help renovate the diner, update the menu and give the town a revived diner to serve them for another hundred years — all without Tim knowing a thing!

  • Famous for the championship chili featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, The Diner has been central to the Norman, Okla., community since it opened as a chili parlor over a century ago. Today, restaurants are booming on Main Street challenging The Diner's dilapidated decor and menu. In only 36 hours, renovation expert Ty Pennington and Chef Amanda Freitag attempt a renovation that embraces The Diner's southwestern flair and flavors before it becomes ancient history!

  • George's Place has been the hub of its Carmel, N.Y., community for nearly forty years, but rising costs threaten to shut down the town's beloved diner forever. With the help of the citizens of Carmel, Ty Pennington and Amanda Freitag plan to give the outdated interior and menu a farm-fresh makeover in less than 36 hours. But will heavy rains wash out Ty and Amanda's big plans?

  • Longtime friends Ben, Brian and Mike bought Johnny Cakes diner in Nyack, N.Y., to save it from extinction, but now someone needs to help save them. Renovation expert Ty Pennington and Chef Amanda Freitag have their hands full with rocking booths, boring burgers, and an all-around dull presentation, but with only 32 hours will they be able to do everything that's needed to give the guys the surprise of a lifetime?

  • Red Hots Coney Island diner in Highland Park, Mich., has been in Richard's family for 94 years, and while the chili recipe is still the same, changes to the neighborhood and economy have the business facing disaster. The floors are crumbling, the kitchen is a disaster and a void in desserts on the menu has customers taking their business elsewhere. With only 36 hours to revive Red Hots, renovation expert Ty Pennington and Chef Amanda Freitag attempt to bring this diner back to its retro roots.

  • One life-changing act of kindness changed diner owner Dena's life, inspiring her to open her heart and use her business to uplift her community in Monroe, Mich. But her best intentions are facing a losing battle against a pungent carpet, bland side dishes, and a disorganized front area. Dena's last hope is with renovation expert Ty Pennington and Chef Amanda Freitag, who have only 36 hours to grind out some grinders, pound out some poutine, and completely gut the entire diner behind Dena's.

  • Walker's Diner has been an icon in Farmville, Va., since the 50's, and is now owned by Arlene, affectionately known as "mom" to the local college kids. Between running events and fundraisers and offering free food and care packages during finals week, Arlene is so special to one campus fraternity that they've nominated her diner for the show. They round up the town to help Ty Pennington and Amanda Freitag pull off a one-of-a-kind makeover for this one-of-a-kind diner.

  • Jack's Cafe in Westwood, N.J. is a classic 1940s boxcar diner that's missing out on New York City commuter business because of its bland and boring food. To help turn it around, the kids of this modern-day Brady Bunch family have conspired with renovation expert Ty Pennington and Chef Amanda Freitag to give their mom and dad's diner a hip makeover while they're away for the weekend. But when the rain clouds roll in, the team's plans may go off the tracks!

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