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Restaurant: Impossible

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  Rated: All (TV-G)2011 - Present13 Seasons,Returning: Date TBAOn:   

Restaurant: Impossible is an American reality television program aired by the Food Network. It is jointly produced by Marc Summers and Shooters TV and stars British chef and restaurateur Robert Irvine, and premiered on January 19, 2011.In each episode, Chef Robert Irvine is given the "mission" of making the impossible possible by renovating a failing restaurant in two days on a $10,000 budget. Irvine is assisted by HGTV designers Taniya Nayak, Vanessa De Leon, Krista Watterworth, Cheryl Torrenueva, Yvette Irene, Nicole Faccuito, or Lynn Keagan along with general contractor Tom Bury. After assessing the problems with the restaurant, Robert Irvine typically creates a plan for the new decor, oversees the cleaning of the restaurant, reduces the size of the menu and improves the food, develops a promotional activity, educates the restaurant's owners, or trains the staff as needed by each restaurant.Currently, each episode opens with:Previously, each episode opened with:The series' sixth season began airing in April 2013.Restaurant: Impossible has one or more episodes streaming with subscription on Hulu, streaming via tv everywhere with Food Network, available for purchase on iTunes, and 5 others. It's a food and reality show with 152 episodes over 13 seasons. Restaurant: Impossible is still airing with no announced date for the next episode or season. It has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 6.9 (1,458 votes).

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Season 1

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Season 01, Episode 01 Villari's

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Jan 20, 2011
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Villari's Jan 20, 2011 Chef Robert Irvine is in Palmyra, NJ to see if he can save a 60yr old family restaurant from failure. Paul Villari III took over his family's restaurant from his father 15 years ago and has watched as the customer base has literally died off. Paul has been unable to bring a new customer base in and has found himself on the brink of having to shut down this neighborhood icon. With outdated décor and a disastrous kitchen, it's a race to the finish as Robert tries to put Villari's back on the path to success. Will he succeed or will this be Restaurant: Impossible?

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Season 01, Episode 02 Mainelli's

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Jan 27, 2011
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Mainelli's Jan 27, 2011 Robert heads to Providence, R.I., to save Mainelli's, a former neighborhood-favorite Italian restaurant with bad service and an extensive menu of dishes the kitchen just can't get right. Upon discovering food safety issues, Robert closes down the restaurant until further notice. After attempting to teach the cooking staff basic techniques, Robert enlists design help for a much-needed interior renovation. With time ticking away, Robert needs to pull out all the stops to complete this mission and keep Mainelli's from closing for good.

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Season 01, Episode 03 Rascal's BBQ and Crab House

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Feb 3, 2011
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Rascal's BBQ and Crab House Feb 3, 2011 Robert travels to Rascal's BBQ & Crab House in New Castle, Del., where many pass by but almost none stop to eat. Rascal's hides behind mountains of trash and one of the dirtiest kitchens Robert has seen. He orders a mass cleaning, and as the trash sorting begins, some treasures surface to update the restaurant's aesthetic. Robert also introduces fresh dishes and a new catering menu to help revive this dump. As the mission comes to an end, Robert still needs to do some serious work to triumph over the trash.

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Season 01, Episode 04 Salt Works II

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Feb 10, 2011
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Salt Works II Feb 10, 2011 A new restaurant with young owners keeps Robert on his toes in this mission. Salt Works II in Wilmington, N.C., prides itself on serving down home cooking, but when Robert steps into the kitchen he finds that they only cook canned food. He immediately jumps into action modernizing the interior and changing the menu while urging the staff to work as a team. In hopes of attracting a new client base to go with the younger feel of the restaurant, Robert hits the streets to bring in the nearby college students. With time running out, he needs to confirm that the staff can execute the new menu so this restaurant can stay afloat.

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Season 01, Episode 05 Meglio's

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Feb 17, 2011
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Meglio's Feb 17, 2011 At Meglio's in Bridgeton, Mo., near St. Louis, Robert finds an Italian restaurant stuck in the past with a laundry list of problems. They claim to cook old family recipes, but Robert discovers that the extent of their cooking involves opening frozen food bags. After getting over the initial shock, he attempts to retrain the cooking staff and explain why they should provide quality food for customers using a smaller menu and fresher ingredients. With a last-minute design dilemma and an unfocused owner, Robert faces tough odds to make this mission a success.

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Season 01, Episode 06 Secret Garden

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Feb 24, 2011
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Secret Garden Feb 24, 2011 In Jacksonville, Fla., Robert strives to save The Secret Garden Café, a failing breakfast/lunch locale owned by partners Zack and Michael. From the get go, it's obvious that this restaurant has no clear direction or theme, less-than-thrilling dishes, disorganized staff, and haphazard décor. Robert spins into action by putting staff through the wringer, creating new dishes, updating the décor in massive ways, and marketing the restaurant while working tirelessly to ensure all is set for a successful grand re-opening. With countless ups and downs throughout, this mission could prove impossible.

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Season 01, Episode 07 Flood Tide

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Mar 3, 2011
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Flood Tide Mar 3, 2011 Robert must overcome the impossible to save the formerly venerable Flood Tide Restaurant in Mystic, Conn., which has earned a bad reputation due to its coarse owner. Robert evaluates an evening of service during which he finds many problems including a dirty kitchen. While encouraging the staff to take pride in their work, he tackles the kitchen mess. Then, he updates the menu and décor and retrains the staff to make better use of their time and materials. As the clock winds down it becomes a race to the finish to see if Robert will be successful.

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Season 2

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Season 02, Episode 01 Dodge City

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Jul 7, 2011
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Dodge City Jul 7, 2011 Chef Robert Irvine heads to Harrisburg, PA in an effort to try and save Dodge City USA from closing its doors after 30 years of service. He will have to find a way to tackle a Wild West theme that has run its course for decades. From the deer heads on the to the porcelain pigs behind the counter, this cowboy's dream has become a nightmare for its owners because they refuse to modernize their restaurant and leave their time warp. Will the owners listen to Robert and be able to step out of the past and make the best of these changes? Or will this prove to be a Restaurant: Impossible?

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Season 02, Episode 02 La Stanza

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Jul 14, 2011
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La Stanza Jul 14, 2011 At La Stanza, in Philadelphia, PA, Robert finds an old-world Italian restaurant being ruined by the owner's young daughter. 24-year-old Lucia has no restaurant experience and she's running the dark, funeral parlor-looking place right into the ground. Robert has his hands full on this mission teaching her everything there is to know about managing a restaurant, updating the menu, brightening up the décor and getting the word out about the restaurant on live TV. With countless ups and downs and a design that may prove too challenging to get finished, this mission could very well be... impossible.

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Season 02, Episode 03 Sweet Tea

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Jul 21, 2011
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Sweet Tea Jul 21, 2011 Chef Robert Irvine's mission takes him to Chapin, SC where a little restaurant by the name of Sweet Tea is being run into the ground by its new owners. Robert is under enormous pressure of helping this restaurant succeed because a father's life savings and future retirement hangs in the balance. Christine and Jeffrey Spencer have been running this restaurant for less than a year and, at this rate, may not make it another year. Christine's father bought it for her in hopes that Sweet Tea would be the break she needed to be able to take care of her family. Instead, Christine and Jeffery are just weeks away from losing their jobs, their restaurant, and nearly every penny from her father's retirement fund. This small town restaurant has really made Robert question if he can truly overcome a Restaurant: Impossible!

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Season 02, Episode 04 County Fare

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Aug 3, 2011
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County Fare Aug 3, 2011 Chef Robert Irvine pulls a sneak attack on County Fare, a neighborhood diner in Stafford, VA, only to find this place is no picnic. The downtrodden diner has been in existence for 5 years and is now on the verge of bankruptcy due to mismanagement, a lack of identity and an overall cleanliness issue. The owner, a former Marine, has sunk his lifesavings into the restaurant and is now in jeopardy of losing everything. Robert, a military man himself, will do whatever he can in 2 days and with $10,000 to make sure this place doesn't go down without a fight. But he quickly discovers that this will be more difficult than he imagined... the kitchen is repulsive, the food is inedible and the décor needs a serious overhaul. They are in desperate need of a high quality signature dish to draw in customers but the staff lacks the basic cooking skills needed.

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Season 02, Episode 05 Snooty Fox

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Aug 4, 2011
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Snooty Fox Aug 4, 2011 Robert is racing to Indianapolis, IN to help Snooty Fox, a struggling English pub-style restaurant. It's been a mainstay in the city for 28-years but because of their aging clientele, it likely won't last another 8-months. Robert is underwhelmed by the British-influence and overwhelmed by grime and food safety issues. The first thing he does is close the kitchen down. But there are bigger fish (and chips) to fry when the head chef quits with no notice. With two days to get this place back on its feet, Robert kicks into high gear - interviewing new chefs, overhauling the décor and updating the menu. With time quickly running out, trouble with the design keeps everyone wondering if the Snooty Fox is ever going to run again.

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Season 02, Episode 06 Pastori's

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Aug 11, 2011
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Pastori's Aug 11, 2011 Robert Irvine takes his skills and knowledge to the Nutmeg State of Connecticut where he faces his most arduous mission to date, to save not only a restaurant on the verge of collapse but a family in disrepair. Pastori's has been owned by Bill and Georgia Savvidis for more than two-decades. After many successful years, the Italian restaurant has fallen on hard times and is now only 4 to 6 months from closing forever. Adding to the difficulties, Bill recently fired his head cook, who happens to be his oldest son. Customers are now complaining about a noticeable decline in the food quality. If bad food and family feuds are not enough trouble, Robert is also confronted with an interior design that is about as fun as a waiting room. Robert has two-days and $10,000 to save this restaurant and this family... could this mission truly be impossible?

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Season 02, Episode 07 Scrimmages

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Sep 1, 2011
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Scrimmages Sep 1, 2011 Chef Robert Irvine travels to Scrimmages restaurant in Wilmington, Delaware and quickly learns that the phrase 'there is no I in team' truly applies here. Scrimmages has been owned for five years by four equal partners: brothers Brian and Jerry, their childhood friend Mike and Brian's former boss Leon. As the revenues have disintegrated so has the partnership. Robert has two-days and $10,000 to turn around a sub-par restaurant and also mend fences among battling partners.

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Season 3

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Season 03, Episode 01 Moss' Prime Rib & Spaghetti House

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Feb 9, 2012
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Moss' Prime Rib & Spaghetti House Feb 9, 2012 When Chef Robert Irvine gets to Moss' Prime Rib and Spaghetti House in Elyria, OH, he soon realizes that the problems of this restaurant go beyond the subpar food. Owners Robert and Sandi are bullish and stubborn, refusing to accept the help that their struggling business needs. Can Robert and his team rebuild this struggling restaurant and the family behind it in two days?

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Season 03, Episode 02 Chatterbox

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Feb 16, 2012
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Chatterbox Feb 16, 2012 Chef Robert Irvine often sees restaurant owners with little experience and lofty ideas of how to run a restaurant, but Lynn, the owner of Chatterbox in Windham, New Hampshire, takes the cake. A former stay-at-home mom, she used her late husband's life insurance policy to open up a restaurant, hoping to provide for her five children. Robert has just two days to give the well-intentioned but naive family the tools and skills to run a successful family business.

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Season 03, Episode 03 Anna Maria's

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Feb 23, 2012
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Anna Maria's Feb 23, 2012 Chef Robert Irvine has seen many dirty and neglected restaurants, but none have made him physically ill like Anna Maria's in Scranton, PA. The Italian eatery's glory days, and last apparent cleaning, were 25 years ago, and owners Jack and Mary, with their son Tucker, are in over their head trying to keep the doors open. Chef Robert Irvine's biggest challenge will be getting the kitchen up to code with only $10,000 and two days.

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Season 03, Episode 04 Del's

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Mar 1, 2012
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Del's Mar 1, 2012 When Chef Robert Irvine visits Del's in Pittsburgh, PA, it's clear that the biggest issue with this failing 62-year-old icon is not the food or décor, but owner Marianne. Under the stress of losing the family heirloom, Marianne lashes out at her staff, driving away customers and earning a terrible reputation in the neighborhood. Can Robert save Marianne from herself and the restaurant from its imminent closing?

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Season 03, Episode 05 Woody's Tupelo Steakhouse

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Mar 8, 2012
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Woody's Tupelo Steakhouse Mar 8, 2012 When Chef Robert Irvine first sees Woody's Tupelo Steakhouse in Tupelo, MS, it's clear why owner Feather and her mom, Tricia, are drowning in debt. The dining room is a dusty, dark cave and the horrible tableside service is worse than the mediocre food. With only two days and $10,000 can Robert re-establish the restaurant into a Tupelo dining destination?

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Season 03, Episode 06 Valley View

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Mar 15, 2012
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Valley View Mar 15, 2012 The Valley View Restaurant in Quarryville, PA is failing for a litany of reasons. This tiny diner located in the heart of Amish country is suffering from an outdated décor and menu, as well as reeling from structural issues. But Chef Robert Irvine's biggest challenge to turn this business around will be in changing the family roles of the three generations of women running this business into the ground.

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Season 03, Episode 07 Pelican Grill

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Apr 26, 2012
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Pelican Grill Apr 26, 2012 Chef Robert Irvine swoops in to save the Pelican Grill, a small breakfast and lunch place in Seabrook, Texas. Owners John and Laura are losing $2,000 a month and their savings can only keep them afloat for so long. In only two days, and with only $10,000, chef Robert needs to overhaul not only the uninspired, cluttered interior, but also the lack of leadership and structure at the center of the restaurant's problems.

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Season 4

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Season 04, Episode 01 Longbranch Steak and Seafood

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Jul 12, 2012
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Longbranch Steak and Seafood Jul 12, 2012 Owner Lisa's husband gave her a restaurant as a wedding gift, and she has struggled financially and emotionally since. Chef Robert has to fix a filthy kitchen and insubordinate staff and give Lisa the confidence and tools to run a successful restaurant.

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Season 04, Episode 02 The Main Dish

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Jul 19, 2012
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The Main Dish Jul 19, 2012 Owners Lynn and Ken bought the restaurant five years earlier because Ken loved to cook, but with no restaurant experience at all, the couple is now working 80 hours a week and in more than $50,000 debt.

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Season 04, Episode 03 Zandi's Grill

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Jul 26, 2012
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Zandi's Grill Jul 26, 2012 Zandi's Grill in isn't failing just due to its bad location, lackluster food, poor service, and tired decor. It's failing because its owners have completely lost their passion.

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Season 04, Episode 04 Italian Village

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Aug 2, 2012
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Italian Village Aug 2, 2012 Chef Robert Irvine hopes to return a 30-year-old staple to its early glory days. Not only will he need to overhaul the menu and dark interior, but he will need to fix the control issues hurting the business and the family behind the restaurant.

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Season 04, Episode 05 Stella's Italian Restaurant

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Aug 9, 2012
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Stella's Italian Restaurant Aug 9, 2012 Chef Robert helps a mother and son keep their 15-year-old restaurant alive. The son is clueless about food costs and lacks leadership skills. Robert must give Stella's a complete overhaul or else its doors will certainly close.

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Season 04, Episode 06 Wedding Impossible

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Aug 30, 2012
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Wedding Impossible Aug 30, 2012 When he's not rescuing a restaurant, Restaurant: Impossible's host Robert Irvine is busy planning the wedding of a lifetime: his own. And you're invited! This first-time departure for Food Network gives viewers an intimate look into the personal life of their star chef Robert Irvine as he gets ready to marry wrestling star and entertainer Gail Kim. Featuring some of the biggest names in food and set against one of the most magnificent backdrops in the country, Napa Valley, Robert will introduce us to his family, his friends and allow us to be a part of one of the most important moments of his life.

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Season 04, Episode 07 Behind the Impossible

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Sep 6, 2012
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Behind the Impossible Sep 6, 2012 Host Robert Irvine plans the wedding of a lifetime: his own, to wrestling star and entertainer Gail Kim.

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Season 5

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Season 05, Episode 01 Poco's on the Boulevard

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Nov 22, 2012
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Poco's on the Boulevard Nov 22, 2012 Chef Robert Irvine is heading to Kansas City, Mo., to save a once flourishing family restaurant and repair the relationship between two sisters. Poco's on the Boulevard once served delicious, authentic Latin food, but since the death of chef/owner Poco, her daughters Claudia and Dana have been struggling to maintain the restaurant's food quality and profits.

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Season 05, Episode 02 Rohrer's Tavern

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Nov 29, 2012
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Rohrer's Tavern Nov 29, 2012 Chef Robert Irvine heads to North Bend, Ohio, to help revive Rohrer's Tavern, a local staple for more than 60 years. Current owner Lisa has faithfully stuck to the legacy of Rohrer's to a fault: tried and true customers are still around, but the lack of new patrons has put Lisa one month away from closing this local icon.

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Season 05, Episode 03 Bronk's Bar and Grill

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Dec 6, 2012
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Bronk's Bar and Grill Dec 6, 2012 Chef Robert Irvine's next mission brings him to the small town of Lake City, Minn., where Erik and Tracy are only a month away from losing their 11-year-old restaurant, Bronk's Bar and Grill. An untrained staff and frozen food in the kitchen, and a generic design in the dining room are just some of the challenges Robert must battle armed with two days and $10,000

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Season 05, Episode 04 Rising Sun Bistro

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Dec 20, 2012
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Rising Sun Bistro Dec 20, 2012 The French-themed Rising Sun Bistro in Kalispell, Mont., is facing a mountain of problems: A chaotic kitchen, an uninspired decor, $500,000 worth of debt, and owners who can't stand looking at each other. Chef Robert Irvine has two days and $10,000 to get the resaurant, and the owners, on the right track.

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Season 05, Episode 05 Whiskey Creek Steakhouse

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Jan 3, 2013
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Whiskey Creek Steakhouse Jan 3, 2013 Pat and Karan, owners of the Whiskey Creek Steakhouse in Keyport, Wash., have lost nearly everything in the 20 years their restaurant has been open. As if the poorly cooked food and dreary design weren't big enough problems for Chef Robert Irvine to fix, he also must confront the staff when he uncovers money may be missing from the restaurant's financial records.

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Season 05, Episode 06 Windseeker Restaurant

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Jan 17, 2013
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Windseeker Restaurant Jan 17, 2013 Windseeker Restaurant in Dalles, Ore., is suffering from years of bad publicity and negative word of mouth. Chef Robert Irvine has only two days and $10,000 to help owner Veta break bad habits, clean up the restaurant's image, and entice customers to this off-the-beaten-path destination.

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Season 05, Episode 07 Sapori D'Italia

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Jan 24, 2013
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Sapori D'Italia Jan 24, 2013 Chef Robert Irvine is called to Fountain Hills, Ariz., where the family behind Sapori D'Italia desperately needs his help: The Italian restaurant's customers have been replaced with the sounds of fighting. Robert must fix a broken family in order to fix their restaurant.

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Season 6

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Season 06, Episode 01 Something's Fishy

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Apr 15, 2013
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Something's Fishy Apr 15, 2013 Chef Robert ravels to Fishkill, N.Y., to help Joe and Dena save their floundering restaurant, Joe Willy's Seafood House. While experienced in purchasing seafood, Joe's skills as a head cook leave a lot to be desired, and the stress of the failing business is taking its toll on Dena and their three kids. Robert must force Joe to get past his pride in order to save his restaurant — and his family.

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Season 06, Episode 02 Father Knows Worst

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Apr 22, 2013
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Father Knows Worst Apr 22, 2013 Chef Robert Irvine heads to Murrells Inlet, S.C., to help George and Theresa save their 16-year old family-run Old World Italian Restaurant. Despite growing health and financial problems, George and Theresa can't seem to hand over control to their culinary-trained son, George, Jr. Will Robert's tough love approach be able to fix 16 years of old habits in two days? Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/restaurant-impossible/old-world-italian-restaurant/index.

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Season 06, Episode 03 Creepy In Clearwater

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Apr 29, 2013
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Creepy In Clearwater Apr 29, 2013 Gus and Evi, the owners of Smitty's Restaurant in Clearwater, Fla., don't just have one problem, they have hundreds — problems that only an exterminator can fix. The exterminator costs Chef Robert and his design team precious money and time, and pulling all the pieces together will truly be a race to the finish.

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Season 06, Episode 04 Drowning In Debt

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May 13, 2013
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Drowning In Debt May 13, 2013 Chef Robert Irvine has faced many stubborn owners in the past, but he may have met his match in Carolyn, the owner of Mom & Dad's Italian Restaurant in DeFuniak Springs, Fla. Carolyn and her husband George bought the restaurant 24 years ago, but now, six years after George's death, Carolyn refuses to make any changes, despite the ill-prepared food and mounting debt.

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Season 06, Episode 05 Muskrat Mayhem

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May 20, 2013
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Muskrat Mayhem May 20, 2013 Chef Robert Irvine travels to Smyrna, Del., to meet three generations of women fighting to keep the Wagon Wheel Family Restaurant open for business. While restaurant is in mayhem over the frozen food, outdated decor, dysfunctional family and disrespectful staff, the only thing keeping the restaurant alive right now is muskrat. Robert has just two days to repair a broken family, or even the popularity of the muskrat won't be enough to keep the wheels on this restaurant any longer.

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Season 06, Episode 06 In the Pits

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May 27, 2013
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In the Pits May 27, 2013 Lynn has owned Bryan's Smokehouse in Lufkin, Texas for 15 years: Business was great at first, but now an oversaturated market and a staff of misfits have put Lynn further and further into debt.

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Season 06, Episode 07 Lost in the Woods

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Jun 10, 2013
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Lost in the Woods Jun 10, 2013 After losing his successful corporate job, Roger, who has no previous restaurant experience, purchased the Pinehurst Country Lodge in Greeley, Pa., six months ago, and is now $350,000 in debt and on the verge of losing everything. Chef Robert Irvine has just two days to give Roger the tools and authority to lead his staff towards success.

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Season 7

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Season 07, Episode 01 Mama Campisi's Restaurant

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Oct 24, 2013
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Mama Campisi's Restaurant Oct 24, 2013 After seven years of successfully running the St. Louis landmark Mama Campisi's Restaurant, owners Andrea and Lance were blindsided by employee theft: Two years later, business is spiraling and Chef Robert Irvine has just two days to address trust issues, frozen food in the kitchen and finances that aren't adding up if there's any chance of restoring this restaurant to its former glory.

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Season 07, Episode 02 Ducky's Family Restaurant

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Oct 31, 2013
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Ducky's Family Restaurant Oct 31, 2013 Chef Robert Irvine ruffles quite a few feathers when he goes to Kokomo, Ind., to help the Duncan family save their 33-year-old business, Ducky's Family Restaurant. Robert's unflinching assessment of their terrible food and dysfunctional management style were hard enough to handle, but when the family and long-time staff start to be honest with each other is when emotions really erupt.

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Season 07, Episode 03 Windsor 75

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Nov 7, 2013
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Windsor 75 Nov 7, 2013 The Windsor 75 in Windsor, Conn., is just seven years old, but is filled with problems — including an outdated decor, five different menus and an overworked staff — but owner George can't get out of his own way to fix anything. George's wife and kids are fed up with the restaurant and George's stubborn ways. Can Chef Robert Irvine bring George and the restaurant out of the past in only two days?

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Season 07, Episode 04 Coach Lamp Restaurant & Pub

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Nov 14, 2013
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Coach Lamp Restaurant & Pub Nov 14, 2013 When Chef Robert arrives at the Coach Lamp Restaurant & Pub in Louisville, Ky., he's baffled; the restaurant looks nice, the food tastes good and the owners are smart and knowledgeable. Robert has to sift through the puzzle pieces to discover why this restaurant is failing, and (over the owners' protests) come up with a completely outside-the-box plan to make the Coach Lamp shine.

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Season 07, Episode 05 Holiday: Impossible 2

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Nov 21, 2013
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Holiday: Impossible 2 Nov 21, 2013 Chef Robert travels to Hagerstown, Md., on a mission to save the Georgia Boy Cafe. The stress of the restaurant is ruining the once loving relationship between owners Chuck and Montez, who now avoid each other at all costs or end up screaming at each other in front of their guests. Robert also needs to address the heaping health hazards in the kitchen, but first, he needs to get the owners back on speaking terms.

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Season 07, Episode 06 Soul Searching

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Nov 28, 2013
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Soul Searching Nov 28, 2013 The once strong relationship between the owners of the Georgia Boy Cafe has deteriorated.

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Season 07, Episode 07 Unlucky Number Seven

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Dec 5, 2013
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Unlucky Number Seven Dec 5, 2013 The Seven restaurant, named for the owner's seven children, battles bad luck.

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Season 8

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Season 08, Episode 01 Up in Smoke

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Mar 6, 2014
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Up in Smoke Mar 6, 2014 Robert deems the barbecue bland and the management inefficient when he arrives at the Mill Creek BBQ in Redlands, Cal., in the Season 8 premiere, which also finds him helping to repair the owner's relationship with her 21-year-old daughter

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Season 08, Episode 02 A Lot to Lose

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Mar 13, 2014
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A Lot to Lose Mar 13, 2014 Bland food, poor service and no lunch crowd are among the problems identified by Robert when he arrives at Tootie's Texas Barbecue in Cathedral City, Cal., which is owned by a woman who recently battled cancer.

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Season 08, Episode 03 Fiery Family Fusion

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Mar 20, 2014
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Fiery Family Fusion Mar 20, 2014 A couple who have spent two years trying to make Pasión Latin Fusion Restaurant in Albuquerque a success ask for help from Robert Irvine, who determines that tension between the owner's wife and brother is bad for business, as is a menu that leaves costumers confused and frustrated.

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Season 08, Episode 04 Pizza: Impossible

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Mar 27, 2014
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Pizza: Impossible Mar 27, 2014 A New York-style pizzeria in Baton Rouge serves great food, but the business struggles because of a stubborn owner who is scaring away customers with his "my way or the highway" attitude.

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Season 08, Episode 05 Ungratifying

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Apr 3, 2014
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Ungratifying Apr 3, 2014 Chef Robert Irvine is in Houston, Texas for his latest mission, to help turn around Kevin's restaurant, gratifi kitchen + bar. In addition to a kitchen so filthy that Robert shuts it down just minutes into his visit, Kevin's sarcasm and poor attitude are a constant cause of tension between both Robert and the employees. Robert can usually handle fixing a filthy kitchen and a bickering staff, but combine those with a super-snarky owner and this may be a recipe for disaster.

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Season 08, Episode 06 Face the Music

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Apr 10, 2014
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Face the Music Apr 10, 2014 Chef Robert Irvine is in Oklahoma City to help Chaya and Michael, the owners of Urban Roots, a failing restaurant and entertainment venue. While there's a lot of potential in the space, the food is thrown together, the staff isn't pulling their weight and Chaya's passion for cooking has gone out the window. Robert's best hope for turning the business around is to get someone to help Chaya with the day-to-day operations and get her heart back in the kitchen.

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Season 08, Episode 07 Treading Water

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Apr 24, 2014
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Treading Water Apr 24, 2014 Robert offers advice to a seemingly passionless businesswoman who's finding it difficult to keep Bryant's Seafood World in Hueytown, Ala., afloat after taking over the hometown favorite four years ago, during which time she has neglected the menu, decor and grime.

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Season 9

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Season 09, Episode 01 Fork in the Road

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Jul 24, 2014
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Fork in the Road Jul 24, 2014 A friendship is falling apart over the struggles of the 3-year-old "Fork Diner" in Calhoun, Georgia, which chef Robert Irvine deems unsuccessful because of boring food, a lack of cleanliness and a staff that's disinterested.

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Season 09, Episode 02 Culture Clash

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Jul 31, 2014
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Culture Clash Jul 31, 2014 A restaurant in Atlanta has the false reputation of being strictly for Muslims, which is keeping potential customers away. Another challenge Robert faces is the owner, whose experience in catering isn't translating into running this business. Also: A fight breaks out amongst the design team and the makeover is put in jeopardy.

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Season 09, Episode 03 Bowling: Impossible

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Aug 7, 2014
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Bowling: Impossible Aug 7, 2014 Paul's Bar and Bowling in Paterson, N.J., a family-owned neighborhood staple since 1929, needs help getting out of an 8-year slump. In order to succeed, Robert tries to take the business into the 21st century, beginning with a total design overhaul.

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Season 09, Episode 04 Golf: Impossible

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Aug 14, 2014
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Golf: Impossible Aug 14, 2014 The Pomona Golf and Country Club in Egg Harbor City, N.J., is a nine-hole golf course and clubhouse that has been run by three cousins for the past decade. With few changes to the clubhouse in its 45 years, a lack of new and younger clients has prevented this business from turning a profit, straining the owners' relationships in the process. Chef Robert Irvine is tasked with coming up with a whole new business plan to get these owners' heads out of the sand.

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Season 09, Episode 05 Holy Cow!

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Aug 21, 2014
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Holy Cow! Aug 21, 2014 The divorced owners of the Country Cow Restaurant and Bar in Campton, N.H., are on their best behavior for Robert's visit, but the staff and behind-the-scenes footage reveal that animosity between the couple is a problem that needs his uttermost attention.

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Season 09, Episode 06 No Laughing Matter

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Aug 28, 2014
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No Laughing Matter Aug 28, 2014 Robert deals with an owner who fancies himself a stand-up comedian and is more focused on telling jokes to customers than paying attention to the quality of food he's serving at Uncle Andy's Diner in Portland, Maine.

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Season 09, Episode 07 Take It Or Leave It

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Sep 4, 2014
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Take It Or Leave It Sep 4, 2014 Robert offers to buy El Bistro in Titusville, Pa., after the owner, a single mother of four with a love of cooking, asks for help turning around her failing restaurant.

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Season 10

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Season 10, Episode 01 Without a Prayer

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Nov 25, 2014
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Without a Prayer Nov 25, 2014 A few years ago, Keith and Stephanie's restaurant, Mama E's Wings & Waffles restaurant in Oklahoma City, was thriving and was featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. But a failed attempt at opening a second location put a strain on their finances — and their marriage. Chef Robert Irvine must get this volatile couple communicating again if he's going to be able to save their restaurant.

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Season 10, Episode 02 Holiday: Impossible 3

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Dec 15, 2014
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Holiday: Impossible 3 Dec 15, 2014 Robert Irvine heads to the Double H Ranch, a 320-acre camp in the Adirondack Mountains for kids with serious or life-threatening illnesses. In just three days, he'll makeover the single largest space he's ever done.

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Season 10, Episode 02 Oh Brother!

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Dec 16, 2014
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Oh Brother! Dec 16, 2014 Through the financial help of their mother and stepfather, brothers Gabe and Javier have owned the Knife and Fork Gastropub in San Antonio for two years. Although it appears wildly successful, the restaurant is being run into the ground, so the parents have called in Chef Robert Irvine to intervene. He'll have to find out where the money is going, get this restaurant clean and get the brothers to find their drive.

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Season 10, Episode 03 Revved Up

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Jan 15, 2015
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Revved Up Jan 15, 2015 Restaurant: Impossible goes hog wild in Albuquerque, N.M., at the Shade Tree Customs and Cafe where Chef Robert Irvine meets a handful of characters who opened a full service restaurant above their motorcycle repair shop. Robert must unravel the mystery of why this restaurant is failing and tackle the blah menu, while the design team is challenged with elevating the Shade Tree's decor without losing its motorcycle soul.

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Season 10, Episode 04 Mystic Mystery

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Jan 29, 2015
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Mystic Mystery Jan 29, 2015 Mike and Erika opened Mystic Treats in Ashland, Ore., three years ago, hoping to attract customers with their vegetarian and offbeat pizzas. Three years and multiple failed concepts later, they've called in Chef Robert Irvine for help. Robert will have to start from scratch, educating the owners, choosing an identity, focusing the menu and creating a design vision — all in just two days.

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Season 10, Episode 05 Betting the House

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Feb 5, 2015
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Betting the House Feb 5, 2015 Chef Robert Irvine has seen a lot of desperate restaurants, but Zoog's Caveman Cookin' in Port Hadlock, Wash., may just be the worst. At just two years old, it's repulsively dirty and the owner has lost his passion, leaving his inexperienced daughter to run the place. And if this wasn't enough of a challenge for Robert to overcome, the government shows up, threatening to close the doors of the restaurant.

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Season 10, Episode 06 Dog and Pony Show

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Feb 12, 2015
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Dog and Pony Show Feb 12, 2015 Chef Robert Irvine arrives at the Dog & Pony Ale House in Renton, Wash., where he meets the owner, Kristen. Despite Kristen's whit and smarts, she's being overwhelmed by a vocal group of customers who cause her to buy equipment and change the menu on a whim, trust issues with her staff and hundreds of thousands in debt owed to the IRS. Robert will have to give Kristen the tools she needs to toughen up and turn this confused bar into a place worthy of all its patrons, before the Dog & Pony is shut down and Kristen loses everything.

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Season 11

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Season 11, Episode 01 4,000 Square Feet of Trouble

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Mar 19, 2015
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4,000 Square Feet of Trouble Mar 19, 2015 At over 4,000 square feet, WhaBah Steakhouse in Bowling Green, Ky., presents Robert with his biggest challenge yet! The eight-year-old restaurant/music venue made more than a million dollars in its first year, but the owner has hit the wall and is now facing bankruptcy. Robert and his team will have to turn the owner's spirits around and tackle the many challenges of this supersized space in just two days. (Episode: IL1101ZH)

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Season 11, Episode 02 Double Trouble

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Mar 26, 2015
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Double Trouble Mar 26, 2015 24-year-old Frankie is torn between his family's two Italian restaurants in Summerville, S.C., and he convinces Chef Robert Irvine to help him save both. Tackling twice the work without any extra time, Robert must get the family and the design team to focus on this double-sized mission. (Episode: IL1102ZH)

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Season 11, Episode 03 Chocolate: Impossible

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Apr 2, 2015
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Chocolate: Impossible Apr 2, 2015 A French Bistro with a chocolate boutique in Texas is deeply in debt, but the owner refuses to advertise or cater to the local community.

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Season 11, Episode 04 When Life Gives You Lemons...

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Apr 9, 2015
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When Life Gives You Lemons... Apr 9, 2015 Robert's mission takes him just outside of Chicago, to Zest Bistro — a restaurant located INSIDE The Lemon Tree Grocer! For the first time in RI history, Robert has to fix both a restaurant AND a grocery store!

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Season 11, Episode 05 Prescription for Failure

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Apr 23, 2015
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Prescription for Failure Apr 23, 2015 Chef Robert Irvine is challenged to fix an old fashioned lunch counter, located inside a family-owned pharmacy.

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Season 11, Episode 06 Going Down With the Ship

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Apr 30, 2015
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Going Down With the Ship Apr 30, 2015 Bad business decisions are hastening the demise of Gigi's Music Cafe in Sunshine, Fla.

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Season 11, Episode 07 The Ambush

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May 7, 2015
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The Ambush May 7, 2015 To get a truer picture, Robert ambushes the owners of Tornatore's Pizzeria in Orlando, Fla.

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Season 12

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Season 12, Episode 01 Ambush: Breakfast Break-In

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Oct 23, 2015
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Ambush: Breakfast Break-In Oct 23, 2015 In the Season 12 premiere, Robert leads a surprise makeover ambush of Theresa's Restaurant in Bradenton, Fla. Once there, he realizes the owner is her own worst enemy by being a micromanager. Also: He faces a kitchen staff mutiny and some design challenges.

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Season 12, Episode 02 Ambush: Son Sneak Attack

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Oct 30, 2015
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Ambush: Son Sneak Attack Oct 30, 2015 The owners of Lake Arrowhead Sports Grill in Blue Jay, Cal., receive a surprise visit from Robert, which was arranged by their son, who's concerned that after five years the business is failing, along with his parents' marriage and his mom's health.

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Season 12, Episode 03 Ambush: Eyes on the Surprise

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Nov 6, 2015
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Ambush: Eyes on the Surprise Nov 6, 2015 The owner of a bar and grill in Crestwood, Ill., which hasn't turned a profit in the eight months it has been open, is also in danger of losing her husband due to the strain her failing business has put on her marriage. When Robert arrives unannounced, he has to deal with a furious bar manager, big-time financial problems and an unexpected theft.

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Season 12, Episode 04 Ambush: Stay... Or Go?

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Nov 13, 2015
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Ambush: Stay... Or Go? Nov 13, 2015 Chef Robert Irvine heads to Ellendale's Restaurant in Nashville after former employees reach out for help. The restaurant has become rundown, and owner Julie's management style has left the staff frustrated and unmotivated. The employees see the potential in this historic Nashville staple, but Julie isn't the type to ask for help and is worried about how being on TV will affect her restaurant's reputation. Time is ticking away, so Robert begins to worry: will she let him stay and help, or will she make him go?

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Season 12, Episode 05 Ambush: Fight to the Finish

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Nov 20, 2015
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Ambush: Fight to the Finish Nov 20, 2015 Chef Robert Irvine is headed to New Kensington, Pa. to ambush Stacey, the owner of Stella's Dine-Inn Restaurant. Stacey's daughter reached out after witnessing constant, out-of-control fighting between her mother, who is desperate to keep the restaurant going in her late husband's memory, and her brother, Dom, who serves as the main cook. Robert must work hard to help this family from being torn apart while also facing design struggles with the very large restaurant space.Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/restaurant-impossible/episodes.html?oc=linkback

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Season 12, Episode 06 Ambush: Facing Fears

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Dec 4, 2015
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Ambush: Facing Fears Dec 4, 2015 Chef Robert Irvine is called to the Cape Horn Family Restaurant in Red Lion, Pa. after receiving a plea for help from the owner Joni's husband, Barry. Joni is having trouble paying the bills and has lost control of her staff, but after Robert installs hidden cameras he realizes it's Joni herself who needs work. As Robert navigates a rollercoaster of emotions with Joni, he aims to help her face her fears and repair her self-confidence in order to change her staff and, more importantly, herself.

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Season 12, Episode 07 Ambush: Special Delivery

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Dec 18, 2015
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Ambush: Special Delivery Dec 18, 2015 For his next mission, Chef Robert Irvine heads to La Casa Bianca in Whitehouse Station, N.J. to give the owner, Paul, the surprise of a lifetime. Paul's daughter, Megan, reached out to Robert for help after noticing the restaurant floundering and her father losing his passion for the business. It's up to Robert to help reignite Paul's fire and get him back in the game!

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Season 13

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Season 13, Episode 01 Ambush: Faded Star

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Mar 10, 2016
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Ambush: Faded Star Mar 10, 2016 Chef Robert Irvine heads to Starlite Restaurant and Pizza in West Orange, N.J. after receiving a plea from the owner Patty's son. Patty has worked there since she was 13 years old and considers it home, but hasn't made a profit in almost ten years despite cashing in her retirement and mortgaging her home. When Robert arrives, he finds an extremely dirty kitchen and an old-school staff that is completely unwilling to change, including Patty herself. Will Robert be able to return this beloved restaurant to its former glory, or will the Starlite shine no more?

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Season 13, Episode 02 Ambush: Beneath the Surface

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Mar 17, 2016
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Ambush: Beneath the Surface Mar 17, 2016 For his next mission, Chef Robert Irvine responds to a call from Tamara, whose mother Raquel owns De Rican Chef in Virginia Beach, Va. Raquel wanted a restaurant that specialized in authentic Puerto Rican food and expanded her business with help from her son, Reuben, but they are barely making a profit and their relationship is suffering. As Robert tries to get to the bottom of their problems, Raquel drops a bombshell about why she has lost her passion, leading Robert to try to heal the family and restore Raquel's love for her special piece of home.

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Season 13, Episode 03 Ambush: A Taxing Situation

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Mar 24, 2016
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Ambush: A Taxing Situation Mar 24, 2016 Chef Robert Irvine receives a heartbreaking plea from Megan, who owns the BFE Bar and Grill in Waynesboro, Ga. with her husband, Mike. The restaurant is deep in debt and their family is suffering, but when Robert shows up, he also finds out that the state suspended their liquor license for not paying their taxes. Robert quickly learns he will have to pick and choose what to fix: their reputation is in the dumps, they're understaffed, and food service is painfully slow. It's a fight to the finish as he desperately tries to fix as much as he can and the owners try to pay back their taxes before the grand reopening.

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Season 13, Episode 04 Ambush: In Robert We Trust

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Mar 31, 2016
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Ambush: In Robert We Trust Mar 31, 2016 After receiving a plea for help from an employee, Chef Robert Irvine and his team head to Peppino's Ristorante Italiano in Oviedo, Fla. Owners Susan and Luigi bought the restaurant hoping that their son, Nato, would eventually take over, but they feel they can't trust him due to his poor work ethic and attitude. With just two days and $10,000, Robert has his hands full with updating the decades-old menu, service, and decor, as well as figuring out whether Nato is even capable of running the business.

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Season 13, Episode 05 Ambush: Out of Control

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Apr 14, 2016
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Ambush: Out of Control Apr 14, 2016 Sarah and Justin only opened SiP Bistro in Holly Springs, N.C. three years ago, but their business is already hurting. Though Sarah has a background in hotel and restaurant management, her husband, Justin, is demeaning to the entire staff and hasn't allowed his wife to take control or make decisions. On top of trying to mend their relationship and negotiate a healthy balance of control, Chef Robert Irvine and his team must also do a full dining room renovation and find a way to make the extremely small kitchen as efficient as possible.

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Season 13, Episode 06 Ambush: Exercise Surprise

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Apr 21, 2016
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Ambush: Exercise Surprise Apr 21, 2016 Chef Robert Irvine receives a desperate plea from Ayana, the oldest daughter of Luvina and Jameel, owners of So Natural Organic Restaurant and Market in Harker Heights, Texas. Luvina and Jameel opened the business because they are passionate about healthy food, but with zero restaurant experience, they've quickly fallen into debt and cannot afford to hire staff outside of their own family. After a disastrous lunch service test, Robert finds he must not only teach the owners efficient operating procedures but show them how to turn their okay-tasting healthy food into great food that just happens to be healthy.

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Season 13, Episode 07 Ambush: Cray, Cray

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Apr 28, 2016
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Ambush: Cray, Cray Apr 28, 2016 Chef Robert Irvine receives a pressing plea from Jamie, best friend of Cray Eatery and Drinkery's owner Crystal in Columbus, Ohio. Crystal opened Cray after being inspired by infused liquors from Cambodia, but her lack of experience and dismissive nature have led to her being unable to pay bills and begging for free labor from friends. Robert soon discovers that the restaurant is also unclean, the food service is slow, and the liquor infusions are nauseating. While the restaurant concept is unique, Robert must find a way to solve all of its other problems and help Crystal put her failures behind her.

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