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Full Episode Guide
  • Sal and Brenda's one-year old restaurant, Goombazz Big City Eatzz, has struggled to find a strong customer base and is now more than $300,000 in debt. When Chef Robert Irvine investigates Goombazz, he discovers that Sal's short temper is driving people away: Brenda, the staff and the beloved and departed GM. Robert has two days to make Sal realize that he is the biggest obstacle in the restaurant's success, before he loses everything and everyone.

    FN Dish Update: See How Big City Eatzz Is Doing

  • Single mother Renae bought El Bistro in Titusville, Pa., armed and eager for the challenge but three years later, she's behind in taxes, her savings is depleted and so is her passion. When Chef Robert Irvine walks through the door, he's nauseated by the stench of the grime and it's obvious that Renae has given up. When she threatens to sell the restaurant and walk away, Robert calls her bluff, cash in hand.

  • At Uncle Andy's Diner, in Portland, Maine, Chef Robert Irvine meets Dennis; restaurant owner by day, stand-up comedian by night. To Robert's frustration, Dennis spends more time telling jokes to his customers than paying attention to the quality of the food that comes out of his kitchen or how his newfound success in comedy is straining his relationship with his family.

  • Single mother Renae bought El Bistro in Titusville, Pa., armed and eager for the challenge but three years later, she's behind in taxes, her savings is depleted and so is her passion. When Chef Robert Irvine walks through the door, he's nauseated by the stench of the grime and it's obvious that Renae has given up. When she threatens to sell the restaurant and walk away, Robert calls her bluff, cash in hand.

  • At Uncle Andy's Diner, in Portland, Maine, Chef Robert Irvine meets Dennis; restaurant owner by day, stand-up comedian by night. To Robert's frustration, Dennis spends more time telling jokes to his customers than paying attention to the quality of the food that comes out of his kitchen or how his newfound success in comedy is straining his relationship with his family.

  • At Uncle Andy's Diner, in Portland, Maine, Chef Robert Irvine meets Dennis; restaurant owner by day, stand-up comedian by night. To Robert's frustration, Dennis spends more time telling jokes to his customers than paying attention to the quality of the food that comes out of his kitchen or how his newfound success in comedy is straining his relationship with his family.

  • In Plains, Mont., Chef Robert Irvine may have met one of the most clueless owners he's encountered at Heather's Country Kitchen. In the three years since the former stay-at-home mom impulsively purchased her namesake restaurant, she seemingly hasn't picked up much at all. In the course of two days, Robert has to manage the very high food and labor costs and also get Heather to embrace working with her headstrong daughters.

    FN Dish Update: See How Heather's Country Kitchen Is Doing

  • 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.

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  • When Chef Robert Irvine talks to the staff at Country Cow Restaurant and Bar in Campton, N.H., he hears horror stories of the co-owners, a divorced couple, throwing pans in the kitchen and cursing throughout the dining room. But everyone is on their best behavior when Robert shows up, forcing Robert to consult the behind-the-scenes footage to uncover all the problems that needed to be fixed.

  • When Chef Robert Irvine talks to the staff at Country Cow Restaurant and Bar in Campton, N.H., he hears horror stories of the co-owners, a divorced couple, throwing pans in the kitchen and cursing throughout the dining room. But everyone is on their best behavior when Robert shows up, forcing Robert to consult the behind-the-scenes footage to uncover all the problems that needed to be fixed.

  • At Uncle Andy's Diner, in Portland, Maine, Chef Robert Irvine meets Dennis; restaurant owner by day, stand-up comedian by night. To Robert's frustration, Dennis spends more time telling jokes to his customers than paying attention to the quality of the food that comes out of his kitchen or how his newfound success in comedy is straining his relationship with his family.

  • When Chef Robert Irvine talks to the staff at Country Cow Restaurant and Bar in Campton, N.H., he hears horror stories of the co-owners, a divorced couple, throwing pans in the kitchen and cursing throughout the dining room. But everyone is on their best behavior when Robert shows up, forcing Robert to consult the behind-the-scenes footage to uncover all the problems that needed to be fixed.

  • At Uncle Andy's Diner, in Portland, Maine, Chef Robert Irvine meets Dennis; restaurant owner by day, stand-up comedian by night. To Robert's frustration, Dennis spends more time telling jokes to his customers than paying attention to the quality of the food that comes out of his kitchen or how his newfound success in comedy is straining his relationship with his family.

  • Chef Robert is off to Twin Lakes, Wis., to Pier West Restaurant, which has a scenic view and a boatload of problems. As Chip's restaurant falls deeper and deeper into debt, his family is getting angrier and angrier. No one has Chip's back except Robert. He has just two days to give Chip the tools he needs to run this restaurant and reunite the family.

     

    FN Dish Update: See How Pier West Restaurant Is Doing

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About the Host

Robert is ready for any challenge on his shows, Restaurant Express, Restaurant: Impossible and Dinner: Impossible.

About the Show

Turning around a failing restaurant is a daunting challenge under the best of circumstances. Attempting to do it in just two days with only $10,000 may be impossible. But Chef Robert Irvine is ready to take on the challenge. He'll channel MacGyver and use a lot of muscle to rescue these desperate places from complete collapse. Can one man, in two days, with just $10,000, turn the tide of a failing restaurant and pave the road to a successful future? Find out as Robert Irvine takes on Restaurant: Impossible.

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Turning around a failing restaurant is a daunting challenge under the best of circumstances. Attempting to do it in just two days with only $10,000 may be impossible. But Chef Robert Irvine is ready to take on the challenge. He'll channel MacGyver and use a lot of muscle to rescue these desperate places from complete collapse. Can one man, in two days, with just $10,000, turn the tide of a failing restaurant and pave the road to a successful future? Find out as Robert Irvine takes on Restaurant: Impossible.

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