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.
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.
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.