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Restaurant Impossible is shown on the food network. This show takes a trouble restaurant where business is failing and the owner is in serious debt and gives it a complete makeover. Successful chef Robert Irvine is called out to the restaurant to assess the problem. Restaurant are often in desperate need of a makeover and often serve poor quality food. Business has also slowed to a point where the owner is losing thousands of dollars a month and may soon go out of business. There may be cleanliness issues in the kitchen that have to be resolved as well.

Robert has a designer on staff who decides how to redecorate the restaurant. He also has a builder to make any needed changes. He has to design a whole new menu that is tasty yet easy enough for the kitchen staff to make on a daily basis. The catch is that all of this has to be done within two days on a budget of $10,000. Robert also has to change the outlook of the restaurant owner and get them to think in new ways and accept the change. After the two days the restaurant reopens with a new look and new menu. At this point is it up to the owners to keep the changes and continue on the path to success. Robert Irvine and his staff has helped saved many restaurants and has helped the owners finally start to see a profit and get on the road to recovery.

Restaurant: Impossible is a Reality series that is currently running and has 17 seasons (214 episodes). The series first aired on January 19, 2011. It has moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.8.

Restaurant: Impossible is available for streaming on the Food Network website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Restaurant: Impossible on demand at Food Network Philo, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, FuboTV, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, iTunes, Food Network online.

Wednesday 10:00 PM et/pt on Food Network
17 Seasons, 214 Episodes
January 19, 2011
Reality
6.8/10
Cast: Robert Irvine
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Restaurant: Impossible Full Episode Guide

  • Robert Irvine visits Garrett's Mill and Brewing Co. in Garrettsville, Ohio, to help the owners find a way out of staggering debt and keep their historic restaurant open. Then he and his team share a behind-the-scenes look at one of their favorite builds, answer viewer questions and get an update on Garrett's Mill.

  • Robert helps Edgar's Restaurant in Akron survive the COVID-19 crisis.

  • Robert Irvine returns to family-owned Drake's Place in Ferguson, Mo., where business has suffered tremendously due to both the pandemic and community unrest. Robert helps the owners expand their business to bring in more revenue, and then he and his team share never-before-seen footage and answer viewer questions.

  • Robert Irvine returns to McLanks Family Restaurant in Columbia, Missouri, to bring the owners back together after the pandemic wreaked havoc on their family business.

  • Robert Irvine rolls into Titusville, Fla., to help Loyd Have Mercy reopen after the COVID-19 shutdown. Robert brings new safety protocols, menu items and lessons on leadership to help the owners save their failing restaurant. Then he and his design and construction team share a behind-the-scenes look at this project and answer viewer questions.

  • Robert returns to an Italian restaurant in Mississippi and shares secrets.

  • Robert Irvine counts down the biggest restaurant transformations in Restaurant: Impossible history.

  • Robert Irvine revisits Mama E's in Oklahoma City, which he helped in 2014.

  • Robert Irvine returns to Paterson, New Jersey, to check on one of his most-unique renovations, Paul's Bar and Bowling. When Robert first visited Paul's in 2014, the family business hadn't been updated in decades.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • After investing $200,000 and losing $4,000 a month, Andrew, a pastor and owner of home-style restaurant Loyd Have Mercy in Titusville, Fla., has lost hope of turning things around. It's up to Robert Irvine to help Andrew rediscover his passion and his self-confidence, or his restaurant will be shutting its doors forever.

  • Robert Irvine and his wife, Gail, watch the very first episode of Restaurant: Impossible. Then, he investigates the history of two common ingredients found in every pantry: salt and cinnamon.

  • Robert explores how restaurants across the country are faring during the global pandemic. Then, he is on a worldwide quest to uncover the mysteries and unbelievable stories behind chocolate and truffles.

  • Robert Irvine heads back to Padre Rita Grill, where he first met Michael and Cathy Laferty in 2014; he goes back to see if there is still no management in the kitchen or if leadership has finally been restored.

  • After investing $200,000 and losing $4,000 a month, Andrew, a pastor and owner of home-style restaurant Loyd Have Mercy in Titusville, Fla., has lost hope of turning things around. It's up to Robert Irvine to help Andrew rediscover his passion and his self-confidence, or his restaurant will be shutting its doors forever.

  • Chef Robert Irvine heads to Delray Beach, Fla., to work with Bobby, the owner of Taverna Trela, in hopes of reviving the flagging clientele. Bobby reveals that he has neglected the place due to the loss of his parents, and Robert must dig deep to find a way to fix this family-run Greek restaurant before it's too late.

  • Robert heads to Fort Bragg, NC, to check on a personal mission from 2014.

  • At Lil G's Kajun Restaurant in Louisiana, Chef Robert Irvine meets Therese, who bought the restaurant 12 years ago, having no experience. With her daughter's help, Therese has managed to stay afloat, but after consecutive years of losing more than $100,000, they've run out of options. If Robert can't reverse the tide, Lil G's name is mud.

  • Mike and Cherita started their family-run restaurant, Blue Orleans in Chattanooga, after losing everything in Hurricane Katrina. Now they are going through a divorce, and their kids, Dallen and Jolie, are caught in the crossfire. Chef Robert Irvine works to make the restaurant successful and bring peace back to the family.

  • Robert travels to Murphys, CA, to check up on Hillbillies Restaurant.

  • The Balcony restaurant in Larose, La., is one of the oldest Cajun seafood restaurants in the bayou. The owner has worked there for 28 years, but her friendly relationship with the employees has cost her their respect. Now, Chef Robert Irvine needs her to become the boss she's never been, or she'll lose everything she's worked for.

  • Robert revisits So Natural Organic Restaurant and Market in Texas.

  • Robert Irvine visits Ferguson, Mo., to help a beloved community restaurant on the brink of closing its doors. The owners of Drake's Place, Sonny and Bridget, are out of both money and options. They wish their son would step up more, but Sonny also struggles to give up control. It's up to Robert to see if he can salvage their dream of making this restaurant their family legacy.

  • Robert Irvine returns to Sunrise, FL, to check on Gigi's Music Cafe, a combined restaurant and music venue. The inexperienced owner couldn't see the burden she put on her daughter, who managed the day-to-day business.

  • Robert Irvine tries to save a piece of history in Garrettsville, Ohio, by rescuing a restaurant in a 200-year-old mill. Shelli, the owner of Garrett's Mill Brewing Co., is in over her head after her husband had to return to his trucking job to keep the business afloat. They have a $500,000 payment coming due, and the historic mill is just months away from grinding to a halt.

  • Robert Irvine returns to De Rican Chef in Virginia Beach, VA.

  • At Carmine's Chianti Cow in Port Jervis, N.Y., Chef Robert Irvine meets an owner whose identity crisis is threatening his restaurant. Stuck in a rut serving the same food as the previous owner, Chef Keith needs a wake-up call or this potential small-town gem is doomed to close.

  • Robert Irvine heads back to Padre Rita Grill on South Padre Island, TX, which he ambushed in 2014. He wants to see if the kitchen has strong leadership, and he's braced to reconnect with one of the feistiest owners he's ever met.

  • Chef Robert Irvine comes to the rescue of Foxfire Grill in Alexandria, Va., where the owners, Terri and Jackie, simply can't figure out why they aren't making money. Their restaurant has a good location, they're smart, and they work hard. So what gives? If Robert can't identify and solve the problem, they'll have no choice but to close.

  • At Perella's Ristorante in Warren, R.I., Chef Robert Irvine meets an owner whose stubbornness is holding back his restaurant. Lou hasn't updated the menu, the decor or his opinions since the restaurant opened 25 years ago, and he may lose his restaurant and his legacy if Robert can't convince him to change his ways.

  • Robert revisits a struggling steakhouse in Tupelo, MS.

  • Chef Robert Irvine is in Akron, Ohio, to save Edgar's Restaurant. Fixing a restaurant in only two days is impossible enough, but when Glenn, the restaurant's owner, is less than honest with Robert, it creates a whole new set of problems. If Robert can't figure out what makes Glenn tick, this restaurant has no chance.

  • Robert revisits Bradenton, FL, to check on a controlling restaurant owner.

  • Chef Robert Irvine has his work cut out for him when he arrives in Ridgeland, Miss. Rossini's Cucina Italiana is absolutely filthy, and even worse, owners Lori and Toni seem to have given up. Robert has to roll up his sleeves and get his hands dirty in order to clean up this small-town restaurant.

  • Robert returns to check on a diner in Maine that he rescued in 2014.

  • Chef Robert Irvine rolls up to the Southern Grille of Ellendale in Ellendale, Del. The owner of the Southern-style restaurant, Ronald, is working too hard to be in so much debt. If Robert can't help him reconnect with what makes him and his restaurant special, the local spot for Southern home cooking is doomed.