Robert Irvine has to save more than a restaurant at J's in Waveland, Miss. Owners Louis and Jeff are months from losing everything, including their friendship of 40 years. Robert has to teach them how to run a restaurant and help mend their relationship if they're going to have any chance of saving their business and their lifelong friendship.
Owner Ed channeled his passion for seafood into Z Fish House in landlocked Loudon, Tenn., but after five years of struggle, the restaurant needs a life preserver. Robert Irvine must help Ed rediscover his passion and lead his staff so that his restaurant has a chance to not just survive but thrive.
Big Tom's Backyard Grill and Bar in Cleveland, Tenn., has turned from a dream into a nightmare, and it's costing owners Tom and Sabrina their marriage. With Tom on the brink of another heart attack, Robert Irvine has 48 hours to help him change his ways so he can be the husband and leader that the restaurant needs to survive.
At Deraney's Two City Tavern in small-town Barnesville, Ga., owner Christopher is losing his family home, his restaurant and his reputation. Robert Irvine must help him understand his business, change his work ethic and make amends to his staff and community in order to save his restaurant.
Katie has bitten off more than she can chew at Grille No. 13 in Waldorf, Md. She's $350,000 in debt and has no time to spend with her infant daughter. Robert Irvine must teach Katie to work smarter if he's going to save this Irish pub and help her reclaim her time with her baby.
At Soul Food in the Park in York, Penn., owner Audra makes up for her lack of knowledge and confidence by yelling at her husband. Robert Irvine and his team race the clock to completely renovate her rundown building and help Audra overcome her anger issues to save both her restaurant and her marriage.
Ship Inn, a fine dining restaurant in Exton, Penn., has veered completely off course and is sinking under the owner Michael's overbearing management style and $895,000 of debt. Robert Irvine has 48 hours to overcome Michael's resistance to change and repair his fractured relationships in order to right the Ship Inn.
Greg and Janice, the married owners of On The Bayou in Milwaukee, Wis., can't stop fighting, and it's destroying their restaurant and relationship, leaving them with nothing but debt and resentment. Robert Irvine must redefine their roles and rekindle their relationship to save their livelihood.
Robert Irvine travels to Milwaukee where owner Abel runs Mexican Village, a Tex-Mex restaurant. Purchased as a gift for his mother and grandfather, it's drowning in debt and destroying his relationship with his children. Robert must help Abel to make some hard choices to save his restaurant and his family.
In Orland Park, Ill., brothers Yaser and Nader are close to losing their French bistro, Gaston's. They blame the competition for their restaurant's failures, and Robert Irvine must convince these delusional owners to transform their business and accept reality or their fantasy will end in bankruptcy.