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!
The Greeks diner has been feeding the hardworking men and women of Kearny, N.J. for almost 50 years, but now this mom and pop diner is in danger of closing its doors because of its overindulgent greasy spoon fare. With less than two days to spare, can Chef Amanda Freitag and renovation expert Ty Pennington degrease the Greeks with a working class transformation and updated, hearty Greek items?
Liz's Kitchen in Goodlettsville, Tenn. is one of the last mom and pop diners in town, but the death of the owners' son has put the family into a tailspin. Can renovation expert Ty Pennington and Chef Amanda Freitag devise a plan that embraces traditional flavors and save this southern kitchen?
The Hermitage Cafe was once a hoppin' late night hangout in Nashville, but lately it looks more like a haggard eyesore and is weeks away from closing its doors. Renovation expert Ty Pennington and Chef Amanda Freitag only have two days to clean up this dirty dive, amp up the funky and make it functional!
Johny's Luncheonette in New York City is a hole in the wall that needs a whole new attitude! The neighborhood has changed, bringing high-end competitors that have taken away business, but renovating a diner in Manhattan has its challenges. With limited space and time constraints, can renovation expert Ty Pennington and Chef Amanda Freitag turn Johny's into a foodie destination with an old-school look and new-school flavor?
After Hurricane Katrina pounded the Big Easy, Slim Goodies Diner was the first to open its doors to a city in crisis, but ten years later, they are having a hard time keeping up. With just 36 hours until the owner, Kappa, returns home, Renovation Expert Ty Pennington and Chef Amanda Freitag must clean up this New Orleans saver with some much needed New Orleans flavor, creating food and designs that encompass the city's uniqueness.
New Orleans is all about two things: food and football! Once a hotspot for Sunday tailgating, Anita's Grill has lost a lot of its business to other sports bars that have opened up nearby. With the help of the community, can Renovation Expert Ty Pennington and Chef Amanda Freitag score a touchdown with Saints-inspired colors and crowd-pleasing foods, before the owner, Arnold, tries to come home early?
Mago, owner of El Mago de las Fritas in Miami, came to America with a dream of serving authentic Cuban food to his customers, but after 31 years, the place has lost its luster, and after the passing of his wife, Mago has struggled to find the passion that keeps customers begging for more. When a longtime customer calls for help, Renovation Expert Ty Pennington and Chef Amanda Freitag plan to resuscitate this dated diner and turn it back into a Cuban classic!
Everyone from drag queens to senior citizens call Andrews Diner in Wilton Manors, Fla. home, but with trendy new eateries popping up all over town, its drab decor and deep-fried dishes are leaving a bad taste in everyone's mouths! While owners Angelo and Gerri are away, Renovation Expert Ty Pennington and Chef Amanda Freitag plan to transform this diner from drab to fab.
Linda Kay's Diner in Scranton is not okay -- it's a mess! Because the diner is in disarray and debt, owner Linda has put off marrying the love of her life, James. Renovation Expert Ty Pennington and Chef Amanda Freitag will have only two days to fix this disastrous diner.
Glenburn Grill and Bakery in Clarks Summit, Pa. needs to amp up their baked goods or else their business will be toast! The diner's menu lacks the warm bakery foods they advertise, and their decor needs a home-style shake up. Can Chef Amanda Freitag and Renovation Expert Ty Pennington help this family diner make enough dough to stay afloat?
Times have been tough at El Cabanal in Jersey City, as any of the funds the family has go to treating their mother's cancer diagnosis. The diner needs fixing, and it shows! Renovation Expert Ty Pennington and Chef Amanda Freitag have just two days to turn this drive-by diner into a diner destination that reflects the family's Ecuadorian heritage while also infusing their American roots into the menu.
Las Vegas is known for the bright lights of the shining strip, but on the other side of town sits SNS Diner -- a truck stop that doubles as a car wash and diner. With just two days, Renovation Expert Ty Pennington and Chef Amanda Freitag will need to take this truck stop from tragedy to triumph with decor and dining that embrace the trucker lifestyle!
Vickie's Diner in Las Vegas has seen better days. In fact, their best days may have been in the 70s, when the current owner, Vickie, first came there as a kid to visit her uncle. What was once a state-of-the-art diner is now rundown with no defining design or dining, and Renovation Expert Ty Pennington and Chef Amanda Freitag will have just 48 hours to give this strip staple a signature style and dishes that would make Vickie's uncle proud!