American Diner Revival

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  • 2015
  • 2 Seasons
  • 8.1  (34)

American Diner Revival is a 30-minute reality show on Food Network that aired for three seasons from 2015 to 2016. The show featured two hosts, Ty Pennington and Amanda Freitag, who traveled across the United States to revive struggling diners using their renovation and culinary skills.

Each episode, the hosts visited a small-town diner that was in desperate need of help. They met with the owners and listened to their stories, learning about the history of the diner and what made it special. Then, Ty and Amanda got to work, transforming the space with a full renovation, redecoration, and installation of new equipment.

While Ty worked on the renovation, Amanda focused on the menu, creating new dishes that would highlight the diner's best flavors and ingredients. She worked with the owners and their staff to ensure that the new menu would be easy to execute and a hit with customers.

Throughout the show, there was a strong emphasis on preserving the diner's history and character. The hosts incorporated elements of the diner's past into the new design, using vintage accessories and materials to create a sense of nostalgia. The goal was to make the diner feel fresh and modern while still honoring its roots.

In addition to the renovation and menu overhaul, the show also featured a community event where locals could come and check out the revitalized diner. The event often included live music, food tastings, and other activities that helped bring new traffic to the diner.

Overall, American Diner Revival was a heartwarming show that celebrated small-town America and the hardworking entrepreneurs who kept its diners afloat. Ty Pennington's expertise in renovation and Amanda Freitag's culinary skills made for a dynamic duo, and the show was a hit with audiences who loved seeing the before-and-after transformations of these classic restaurants.

Unfortunately, after three seasons, American Diner Revival was cancelled by Food Network in 2016. However, fans of the show can still catch reruns on streaming platforms like Hulu and Amazon Prime Video.

American Diner Revival is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (21 episodes). The series first aired on May 22, 2015.

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Blank Box to 70s Spectacular
14. Blank Box to 70s Spectacular
March 11, 2016
Vickie's Diner in Sin City hasn't been successful since the 70s, when the current owner, Vickie, first came there as a kid to visit her uncle. What was once a state-of-the-art diner is now rundown with no defining design or dining.
One-Stop Truck Stop
13. One-Stop Truck Stop
March 4, 2016
Amanda and Ty embrace the trucker lifestyle as they work to transform SNS Diner, a truck stop that doubles as a car wash in North Las Vegas.
From Drive-By Diner to Diner Destination
12. From Drive-By Diner to Diner Destination
February 26, 2016
Times have been tough at El Cabanal in Jersey City, as any of the funds the family has go to treating their mother's cancer diagnosis. The diner needs fixing, and it shows! Renovation Expert Ty Pennington and Chef Amanda Freitag have just two days to turn this drive-by diner into a diner destination that reflects the family's Ecuadorian heritage while also infusing their American roots into the menu.
Bakery Shake-Up
11. Bakery Shake-Up
February 19, 2016
Glenburn Grill and Bakery in Clarks Summit, Pa. needs to amp up their baked goods or else their business will be toast! The diner's menu lacks the warm bakery foods they advertise, and their decor needs a home-style shake up. Can Chef Amanda Freitag and Renovation Expert Ty Pennington help this family diner make enough dough to stay afloat?
Say I Do to a Re-Do
10. Say I Do to a Re-Do
February 12, 2016
Linda Kay's Diner in Scranton is not okay — it's a mess! Because the diner is in disarray and debt, owner Linda has put off marrying the love of her life, James. Renovation Expert Ty Pennington and Chef Amanda Freitag will have only two days to fix this disastrous diner.
Drenched in Drama
9. Drenched in Drama
February 5, 2016
Andrews Diner in Wilton Manors, Florida, is home for a wide variety of people, but with trendy new eateries popping up all over town, the outdated decor and deep-fried dishes are leaving a bad taste in everyone's mouths.
Fixin' Anita's Grill
8. Fixin' Anita's Grill
January 29, 2016
New Orleans is all about two things: food and football! Once a hotspot for Sunday tailgating, Anita's Grill has lost a lot of its business to other sports bars that have opened up nearby.
Cuban Diner Crisis
7. Cuban Diner Crisis
January 29, 2016
Ty and Chef Amanda resuscitate Miami's Cuban diner El Mago de las Fritas.
Big Easy Bohemian Chic
6. Big Easy Bohemian Chic
January 15, 2016
After Hurricane Katrina pounded the Big Easy, Slim Goodies Diner was the first to open its doors to a city in crisis, but ten years later, they are having a hard time keeping up.
Last Luncheonette Standing
5. Last Luncheonette Standing
January 1, 2016
Hole-in-the-wall Johny's Luncheonette is in a fast-changing Manhattan neighborhood. With limited space and time constraints, can Ty and Amanda turn Johny's into a foodie destination with an old-school look and new-school flavor?
From Dingy and Divey to Funky and Functional
4. From Dingy and Divey to Funky and Functional
December 18, 2015
The Hermitage Cafe was once a hoppin' late night spot in Nashville, but lately it looks more like a haggard eyesore with drab decor. Ty and Amanda have two days to clean up this dirty dive, amp up the funky and make it functional.
From Cluttered Kitchen to Southern Family Picnic
3. From Cluttered Kitchen to Southern Family Picnic
December 11, 2015
Liz's Kitchen in Goodlettsville, TN, is struggling because the cluttered menu and mismatched decor keep away new customers. Can Ty and Amanda devise a plan that embraces the flavors of the south but with a modern picnic twist?
Degreasing the Greeks
2. Degreasing the Greeks
December 4, 2015
The Greeks diner of Kearny, N.J. is in danger of closing its doors because of its overindulgent greasy spoon fare.
Rock 'N Roll Railcar
1. Rock 'N Roll Railcar
November 27, 2015
Jack's Cafe in Westwood, N.J. is a classic 1940s boxcar diner that's missing out on New York City commuter business because of its bland and boring food.
Where to Watch American Diner Revival
American Diner Revival is available for streaming on the Food Network website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch American Diner Revival on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Food Network, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    May 22, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    8.1  (34)