Unforgettable Moments in Construction on Restaurant: Impossible

Browse photos of Robert Irvine and his Impossible team taking demolition into their own hands.

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Sledgehammer Glee

"There's nothing like a happy Robert," the host remarked as he pounded away at pieces of the dysfunctional kitchen at the Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Missouri.

Fated Furniture

"I'm all about charity, but not with this stuff; it's not good enough for charity," Robert said of the dirty furniture at the Ship Bottom Volunteer Fire Company.

Kitchen in Progress

Robert's plans to cook a holiday meal for the Ship Bottom community out of the firehouse kitchen came to a halt when Tom revealed, "The problem is, nothing's hooked up yet." Come the next day, however, he told Robert, "You got a kitchen."

Not Necessary

Robert wasted no time in learning how important this wall was at Maniaci's Italian Bistro. "I want to find out if this is a load-bearing wall," he explained. Lucky for him and Tom, it wasn't, and they were able to remove most of it.

Balance Beams

Robert offered his strength to support Tom and the team as they worked to strip away the ceiling over the bar at Rhorer's Tavern.

Invisible Danger

"What are you worried about?" Robert asked Tom, who flinched when the host sledgehammered his way though a wall. "The pipe you missed by about an inch," Tom said, later explaining that in order to fulfill Robert's wish to move the kitchen at Horton's Kids, they'd need to carefully rearrange numerous critical components.

For Decoration Only

It took only a few whacks of Tom's and Robert's sledgehammers to completely demolish the flimsy wall at Michele's. "Well, that wasn't much of a wall at all," Tom remarked.

Skewed Proportions

After cutting a would-be sign backboard to the incorrect size, Tom was forced to do the work over again so Taniya's design would fit properly in the space at Sweet Tea's Restaurant & Catering.

Giving Out

These cross-restaurant arches at Nanny Goat's Cafe & Feed Bin couldn't help but crack under the pressure of a sharp bend. "When they're so bent, and they're at this critical point where the nail's actually just cracking the material, they're not going to work, so we're going to have to screw them in, which is going to take a lot longer," Tom explained.

Separation Optional

"I'm going to take these ridiculous walls down [and] open this baby," Robert said of his plans for Old World Italian Restaurant.

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