Buried in debt, Habanera and the Guero in Houston, Texas, is on the verge of closing. The infighting is destroying the business and a 3-year-old daughter is stuck in the middle. Robert Irvine will have to convince the owner, Ben, to step back from the obsessive control of his partner and chef, Vanessa, and concentrate on the rest of the restaurant, or Ben will lose both his business and his family.
Robert Irvine returns to Rosie's Cafe in Escondido, Calif., where he previously helped the owner, Kaitlyn, revive her failing restaurant. She has since suffered a near-fatal car accident, and Robert comes back to pull off a spectacular event -- breaking every rule in television if necessary -- to help this Restaurant: Impossible family member with her mounting medical bills.
Robert Irvine heads to T. Phillip's Alehouse and Grill in Glendora, Calif., and finds a restaurant that looks more like a dive bar. The owner, Jen, can't stand up for herself and everyone walks all over her. Robert must find a way to break down Jen's walls in order to build her, and the restaurant, back up.
The chef and owner, Jackson, of the Ginger Monkey in Chandler, Ariz., has a ton of experience but can't keep up with the demands of his high-volume restaurant. With three years of losses on the books, he's failing big-time. There's something wrong with this picture, and Robert Irvine is ready to solve the mystery!
Robert Irvine ventures to the small town of Hawk Springs, Wyo., to visit The Emporium, where owner Dennis is struggling to lead his staff and attract customers. His daughter, Dillon, might walk away from the business forever if Robert can't make him change his ways.
The husband and wife that run Millonzi's in Fairplay, Colo., are buried in debt and on the brink of divorce. Robert Irvine must get Tim and Jenifer to work as a team again if they have any hope of salvaging their relationship or their 14-year-old restaurant.
Robert Irvine is in Geneva, N.Y., at Cosentino's Ristorante, where co-owners Bill and Nancy are struggling to save their family restaurant. Their marriage is collapsing under the weight of an unbalanced workload while their inexperienced son, Dom, serves unappetizing food. They need to make real changes and learn to respect one another if Robert is going to save their business.
In Buffalo, single father Steven Marchione is struggling to keep Casa Di Francesca's open after a series of tragic life events. His family's legacy restaurant is hopelessly rundown, filthy and losing money. Robert Irvine has 48 hours to make Steven the leader his restaurant needs to save the business and support his family.
Robert Irvine heads to the south side of Buffalo to help Park Vue Soul Food Bar and Restaurant. Mother and daughter, Schenita and Harrita, are desperately trying to serve their community, but they have no experience running a restaurant. Robert helps give them the skills they need to save their dream of helping the neighborhood and their business.
Julissa, the widowed owner of the Polaris Street Cafe in Las Vegas, is struggling to save her deceased husband's dream restaurant. If Robert Irvine can't get her to find her own path, that dream will die, and so will the business.
Robert Irvine faces the most difficult challenge of his career when he must save a Russian immigrant's dream of success in America. A half million dollars in debt, Alexandra is fighting to hold on to her Las Vegas restaurant, Burnt Offerings, but the strictly kosher protocols may be too restrictive to make it profitable. Robert has to find unique ways to raise revenue and cut costs to help keep Alexandra's dream alive.
George's anger issues have turned his dream of owning his own restaurant into a nightmare. His husband, Terry, has spent almost $1 million trying to make A Pizza Melody in Las Vegas, Nev., a success, but the restaurant has descended into chaos. They need Robert Irvine's help to make some big personal changes if they want to save their restaurant.
A model and a former poker player opened Cafe No Fur in Las Vegas, Nev., but they're so stuck in their dysfunctional ways that the restaurant is on the verge of folding after only two years. Robert Irvine must get them to change their stubborn ways or all bets are off on the restaurant's survival.
Robert Irvine travels to Lafitte, La., to visit Boutte's Bayou Restaurant, where owner Nick is too proud to ask for help as he tries to keep the iconic coastal watering hole afloat. Robert must help Nick become a real leader and learn to trust his staff before it's too late.
Robert Irvine arrives at Dunbar's Creole Cuisine in New Orleans to find a restaurant full of history but in dire need of his help. The livelihood of two families depends on the success of this legacy restaurant, and with no systems in place, no set roles and the restaurant matriarch refusing to change, Robert has his work cut out for him.