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!