No One Expects an Ambush
No One Expects an Ambush

Robert delivers a trio of surprises as he works on a failing Pennsylvania eatery with lackluster food.

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One-on-One with Robert

Find out what the host says to all the stubborn owners he's met along the way.

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Building a Better Bar

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In a special episode, first lady Michelle Obama challenged Robert to transform a local children's community center and build them a garden.

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  • Chef Robert Irvine receives a heart-wrenching plea from Yianni, the son of the owner of Broad Street Bistro in North Versailles, Pa. Owner Tasso has only had the restaurant for a year and a half, but he's struggling to keep it afloat as it is dirty and dark with subpar food and a helpless staff. Tasso's wife, Kathy, is unhappy with all of the time he spends at the restaurant, and Yianni, a trained chef, tried to help out but his father would not listen. After ambushing both Kathy and Tasso, Robert plans a third surprise ambush that will keep everyone guessing.

  • Chef Robert Irvine receives a heart-wrenching plea from Yianni, the son of the owner of Broad Street Bistro in North Versailles, Pa. Owner Tasso has only had the restaurant for a year and a half, but he's struggling to keep it afloat as it is dirty and dark with subpar food and a helpless staff. Tasso's wife, Kathy, is unhappy with all of the time he spends at the restaurant, and Yianni, a trained chef, tried to help out but his father would not listen. After ambushing both Kathy and Tasso, Robert plans a third surprise ambush that will keep everyone guessing.

  • Over the course of 10 seasons of Restaurant: Impossible, Chef Robert Irvine has walked into some of the worst conditions imaginable and what he has been able to fix and transform over the course of two days and with $10,000 has been next to impossible. In this special, Chef Robert will count down the top 10 biggest transformations he has experienced — from owners' attitudes to no-longer disgusting decor! Hold onto your hats while Chef Robert takes you on a journey that may even transform you!

  • Chef Robert Irvine quickly realizes that Zandi's Grill in Millersville, Md., isn't just failing because it's in a hard-to-find location, with lackluster food, poor service and tired decor. It's failing because sisters and owners Yvonne and Evette have completely lost their passion for the restaurant and are watching it decay before their eyes. While Chef Robert can come up with a new look and a new menu, will he be able to give Yvonne and Evette the tools they need to successfully run the business?

    FN Dish Update: See How Zandi's Grill Is Doing

  • Chef Robert Irvine has come across some really tough restaurant owners and staff but in this special episode, he will count down his top 10 biggest blowups ... from owners who just plain want him to leave to the biggest emotional meltdowns and most intense family drama — you won't want to miss seeing all of your favorite explosive moments compiled in one place.

  • Chef Robert Irvine often sees restaurant owners with little experience and lofty ideas of how to run a restaurant, but Lynn, the owner of Chatterbox in Windham, New Hampshire, takes the cake. A former stay-at-home mom, she used her late husband's life insurance policy to open up a restaurant, hoping to provide for her five children. Robert has just two days to give the well-intentioned but naive family the tools and skills to run a successful family business.

  • Join Chef Robert Irvine as he counts down his top ten worst of the worst from nine seasons of Restaurant: Impossible including; going head-to-head with the worst owner, trying to clean-up the worst clutter, fixing the most difficult family issues and attempting to eat the worst food. With surprises around every corner and restaurants you wish you could've forgotten about — which will Robert deem the absolute worst of the worst?

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  • Over the course of 10 seasons of Restaurant: Impossible, Chef Robert Irvine has walked into some of the worst conditions imaginable and what he has been able to fix and transform over the course of two days and with $10,000 has been next to impossible. In this special, Chef Robert will count down the top 10 biggest transformations he has experienced — from owners' attitudes to no-longer disgusting decor! Hold onto your hats while Chef Robert takes you on a journey that may even transform you!

  • Chef Robert Irvine receives a heart-wrenching plea from Yianni, the son of the owner of Broad Street Bistro in North Versailles, Pa. Owner Tasso has only had the restaurant for a year and a half, but he's struggling to keep it afloat as it is dirty and dark with subpar food and a helpless staff. Tasso's wife, Kathy, is unhappy with all of the time he spends at the restaurant, and Yianni, a trained chef, tried to help out but his father would not listen. After ambushing both Kathy and Tasso, Robert plans a third surprise ambush that will keep everyone guessing.

  • Chef Robert Irvine receives a heart-wrenching plea from Yianni, the son of the owner of Broad Street Bistro in North Versailles, Pa. Owner Tasso has only had the restaurant for a year and a half, but he's struggling to keep it afloat as it is dirty and dark with subpar food and a helpless staff. Tasso's wife, Kathy, is unhappy with all of the time he spends at the restaurant, and Yianni, a trained chef, tried to help out but his father would not listen. After ambushing both Kathy and Tasso, Robert plans a third surprise ambush that will keep everyone guessing.

  • When Chef Robert Irvine first sees the Spunky Monkey Bar & Grill in Auburn, Wash., he's appalled by the restaurant's condition: inches of dust, mounds of grime, years of neglect, and an owner who doesn't seem to care at all. Robert and his team are at a complete loss as to which disaster to address first: the health code violations, the subpar food, the design roadblocks or the lackluster staff.

    FN Dish Update: See How Spunky Monkey Bar and Grill Is Doing

  • Chef Robert Irvine receives a pressing plea from Jamie, best friend of Cray Eatery and Drinkery's owner Crystal in Columbus, Ohio. Crystal opened Cray after being inspired by infused liquors from Cambodia, but her lack of experience and dismissive nature have led to her being unable to pay bills and begging for free labor from friends. Robert soon discovers that the restaurant is also unclean, the food service is slow, and the liquor infusions are nauseating. While the restaurant concept is unique, Robert must find a way to solve all of its other problems and help Crystal put her failures behind her.

  • Chef Robert Irvine receives a pressing plea from Jamie, best friend of Cray Eatery and Drinkery's owner Crystal in Columbus, Ohio. Crystal opened Cray after being inspired by infused liquors from Cambodia, but her lack of experience and dismissive nature have led to her being unable to pay bills and begging for free labor from friends. Robert soon discovers that the restaurant is also unclean, the food service is slow, and the liquor infusions are nauseating. While the restaurant concept is unique, Robert must find a way to solve all of its other problems and help Crystal put her failures behind her.

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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.

More About Restaurant: Impossible

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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