Monday, 31 December 2018

Restaurant Impossible Open or Closed

Restaurant Impossible Open or Closed


A list of all Restaurant Impossible episodes and whether the Restaurant Impossible restaurants are open or closed. Watched the show and what to find out where are they now? Here you will find Restaurant Impossible updates, up to date information and what happened next after Robert left the restaurants featured on the popular Food Network show. Restaurant Impossible was cancelled in August 2016. 


Restaurant Impossible Closure & Success Rates

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The Restaurant Impossible Closure Rate stands at 66% (97/148)

The Restaurant Impossible Success Rate stands at 34% (51/148)




Restaurant Impossible Season 13

Restaurants
Aired: March to May 2016
Closure Rate: 25% / Success rate: 75%


Starlite Restaurant & Pizza is open and reviews are mixed after they appeared on Restaurant Impossible. Business improved 50% in the months following the show and they returned some customer favourites to the menu.


De Rican Chef  is open and reviews are mostly very positive. 


BFE Bar and Grill renamed to Pointers Grill is open and reviews are mostly positive. Some negative reviews seem to highlight poor service and some food quality issues, management responses to some of these are rather rude and have asked customers not to return. 


Peppino's Ristorante Italiano is open and reviews are mostly positive after Restaurant Impossible. 


SiP Bistro closed for renovation in October 2017 and failed to reopen.  Owner Sarah blamed the closure on the loss they were making on the Groupon promotion that they ran.


So Natural Organic Restaurant is open and reviews are mostly very positive. 


Cray Eatery and Drinkery renamed Factory on 4th closed in August 2016. They had struggled to pay rent prior to closure and the business was sold. Reviews prior to closure were mixed, mostly average or poor with few positive reviews. 

Broadstreet Bistro is open and reviews since Restaurant Impossible are mixed.





Restaurant Impossible Season 12

Restaurants
Aired: October to December 2015
Closure Rate: 62% / Success rate: 38%


Theresa's Restaurant is open and reviews are mostly positive since they appeared on Restaurant Impossible.


Lake Arrowhead Sports Grille closed in March 2018 due to ill health and problems with the premises. Reviews were mostly positive after they appeared on Restaurant Impossible.


Copper Still Restaurant closed in September 2017 after moving to a new location in July 2016. Reviews were mostly positive after they appeared on Restaurant Impossible.


Ellendale's Restaurant closed in July 2018 as owner Julie wished to expand her deli business. Reviews are mixed after they appeared on Restaurant Impossible.


Stella's Restaurant is open and reviews are mostly positive since they appeared on Restaurant Impossible. Business had improved significantly in the months following the airing of the show. 


Cape Horn Family Restaurant closed in July 2016, whilst owner Joni recovered from a battle with cancer. She says the show was both good and bad, it brought in new customers but the new menu wasn't popular with regular patrons and some popular menu items were returned. She was unable to be in the restaurant due to her ill health and it struggled whilst she was gone. Sadly, Joni passed away in June 2017. 

City Kids Camp is open.


La Casa Bianca closed in March 2016 and were looking for a new location. Reviews after Restaurant Impossible were mostly very positive. 





Restaurant Impossible Season 11

Restaurants
Aired: March to May 2015
Closure Rate: 67% / Success rate: 33%


WhaBah Steakhouse closed in May 2015 after failing to reopen after a remodel. Reviews after the show were mixed.


Valentino's closed in October 2015. Reviews were mostly positive after the show and business had increased by 30%. 


Italian Bistro is open and reviews are very positive. Business had increased by 20% after the show. 


Cocoamoda is closed and reviews were mostly very positive after the show. Note: The restaurant is closed as Ken fell from a ladder in 2016 and has ongoing health issues as a result. The chocolate boutique remains open but has moved location. 


Zest Bistro closed in January 2016 with plans to reopen after adding more space to the restaurant side of the business but it appears that they never reopened. 


Lyon's Pharmacy of Elkton closed in August 2018 due to financial pressures, they were losing money on 2/5 prescriptions. 


Gigi's Music Cafe is open and reviews are mostly positive. Business has improved by 20% since appearing on Restaurant Impossible.


Tornatore's Pizzeria is open and reviews are mostly very positive after they appeared on Restaurant Impossible.


The JuJu Bag closed in 2017 at some point. Reviews were mixed after they appeared on Restaurant Impossible.






Restaurant Impossible Season 10

Restaurants
Aired: November 2014 to February 2015
Closure Rate: 62% / Success rate: 38%


Mama E's Wings & Waffles is open but they have closed their second location. Reviews are mostly positive.

Double H Ranch is open and continues to welcome children with serious illness and their families. Please consider making a donation here.  


Knife and Fork Gastropub closed in September 2015, it appears to have been closed by the landlord. Reviews declined prior to closure and were mixed after the show.


Shade Tree Customs and Cafe closed in November 2015 after a crowdfunding campaign to raise $30,000 due to owed taxes and declining customers. Reviews were mostly positive after the show.


Mystic Treats closed in December 2014 after a rent increase and dispute with their landlord. The restaurant was listed up for lease shortly after for a much higher price. Reviews after the show were either very positive or very negative.


Zoog's Caveman Cookin closed in March 2015 after losing their lease. They planned to reopen the food truck but this does not appear to have happened and Bret appears to play professional poker. Reviews after the show were mixed. 


Dog & Pony Alehouse is open and reviews are mixed. Sales were initially up 45%. 


Be'ne Pizza & Pasta closed in July 2015. Reviews were more negative after the show. 





Restaurant Impossible Season 9

13 Restaurants
Aired: July to November 2014
Closure Rate: 38% / Success rate: 62%


Fork Diner closed in October 2014 after a fundraising appeal failed to keep the restaurant open and after changing ownership shortly before the show had aired. Reviews after the show were mostly poor on Trip Advisor. 

Marie's at Ummat Cafe is open and reviews are mostly positive. They are sometimes listed as Ummat Cafe. 


Paul's Bar & Bowling is open and reviews are excellent. Robert revisited in January 2018, business was up 40% and the decor and menu remains the same. Owner Paul is sceptical about the future due to the changing local economy and his health is failing.


Pomona Golf and Country Club is open and reviews are mostly positive.


Country Cow Restaurant and Bar is open and reviews are mostly positive. The partnership between Kerry and Jennifer broke down and Jennifer is now sole owner of the business. The restaurant was renamed to The Covered Bridge Farm Table in May 2015.

Uncle Andy's Diner is open and reviews are mostly very positive. Business quadrupled shortly after the show aired and has slowed to a double increase in business. 

El Bistro closed in January 2015 after the restaurant was listed for sale before the show had aired. Reviews were poor after airing. 


Spicy Bar & Grill closed in November 2014 after being sold to new owners. 


Green Beret Club is open and was renamed as the Smoke Bomb Grille. Reviews are mixed after the show, some of the veteran customers didn't like the changes made by the show and the removal of artefacts and photographs. 


Mamma Lucrezia's Restaurant is open and reviews are mostly positive. Business doubled after appearing on the show.


Padre Rita Grill is open and reviews are mixed. Negative comments seem to focus on poor service received and hit and miss food. After the show, they added some of the old menu items


Abudanza Ristorante closed in May 2015, their express location remains open. LJ sadly passed away in early 2016.


Papa C's Eastside Cafe closed in July 2017 after the owners began suffering from ill health. Business was up 20% and they had reverted to their old menu.




Restaurant Impossible Season 8

12 Restaurants
Aired: March to June 2014
Closure Rate: 92% / Success rate: 8%



Mill Creek BBQ is open with new owners and reviews are mostly positive. There are some negative reviews on service and certain food items. 

Tootie's Texas BBQ closed in May 2015. Owner Eileen sadly passed away in April 2014 and the restaurant was sold to new owners. After the new owners took over the hours were erratic and there were stock and food quality issues. 


Pasion Latin Fusion closed in May 2017 as owner Elvis wanted to spend more time with his family. After appearing on the show, a truck crashed into the restaurant causing significant damage.  Reviews were mostly positive after the show and sales had improved by 30-40%. 


Mama Della's Pizzeria closed in February 2015 after closing for the winter season and failing to reopen.  Owner Barry Kalt was hoping to secure investors in order to reopen but this does not appear to have happened. Reviews were mostly positive but there are negative comments about Barry's behaviour. 


Gratifi Kitchen and Bar closed in July 2016. Yelp reviews were mostly average/poor, whereas Trip Advisor reviews were more positive after the show. 


Urban Roots closed in June 2015 following fundraising efforts to keep the restaurant open after their rent had been increased following the sale of the building.  Reviews after Restaurant Impossible were mostly positive. 


Bryant's Seafood World closed in March 2016. Reviews were mostly negative after the show with the odd positive/average review.


Bumbinos Italian Ristorante closed in August 2014 blaming the economy, health problems and their appearance on Restaurant Impossible. Reviews appear to be more positive following the show.


Cave Inn BBQ closed in October 2014, it closed suddenly with just a days notice. Reviews were very mixed after Restaurant Impossible.


Big Jim's Bama Q closed in 2016. Reviews are few due to the rural location of the restaurant. 


Grace's Place Bagels and Deli closed in December 2014 after theft by employees and a rodent infestation that the landlord failed to resolve led to multiple temporary closures and a bad reputation. They reverted to the previous menu and reviews were mixed after the show.


Portu-Greek Cafe closed in October 2017 after being taken over by new owners in July 2017. They were due to keep the lease for at least a year but after a few months started operating another restaurant. Reviews were mixed after the show. 





Restaurant Impossible Season 7

13 Restaurants
Aired: October 2013 to February 2014
Closure Rate: 54% / Success Rate: 46%


Mama Campisi's aka Mama's on the Hill is open and reviews are excellent. They have reverted back to their old menu and have opened a second restaurant.

Ducky's Family Restaurant closed in December 2013 due to unpaid taxes. Reviews after Restaurant Impossible were mostly positive but certain menu items received poor reviews.


Windsor 75 closed in August 2015 after the building was sold. Reviews after Restaurant Impossible were either very positive or very negative. 


Coach Lamp Restaurant & Pub was renamed and re branded as Brooke & Billy's, it closed for a number of months and reopened following a revamp and a menu overhaul. 


Georgia Boy Cafe closed in August 2014, they planned to open in a new location but it appears this didn't happen. Reviews were mostly poor on Yelp but mostly positive on Trip Advisor after Restaurant Impossible. 


SEVEN closed in September 2014 after the restaurant was put up for sale in November 2013. Reviews were better after they appeared on Restaurant Impossible.


Mike LaSusa's Italian Restaurant closed in November 2015. After Restaurant Impossible most diners preferred the new menu and new decor, some however did not like the changes.


LBI Pancake House is open but with new owners.


Goombazz Big City Eatzz closed in February 2014 after the delay in airing the show led to them running up further debts.  Reviews after the show appear to suggest the new menu was unpopular with regulars.


Heather's Country Kitchen closed in August 2017. Reviews were mixed after Restaurant Impossible.

Spunky Monkey Bar & Grill is open and reviews are mixed.  Most customers loved the new decor but the restaurant has since been remodelled again.


Hillbillies Restaurant is open and reviews are mostly positive. Customers preferred the new decor and the menu was a mix of old and new dishes. She was able to start paying back her debts and had stopped borrowing money. 


Estrada's Restaurant is open and reviews are mixed, reviews are either very negative or very positive on Yelp but more positive on Trip Advisor.  Sales increased 30% after the show and they were able to repay debts.



Restaurant Impossible Season 6

13 Restaurants
Aired: April to August 2013
Closure Rate: 77% / Success Rate: 23%



Joe Willy's Seafood House is open and reviews are mostly positive.  Robert returned to the restaurant in 2016 and they reported that business has doubled and remained steady since appearing on Restaurant Impossible.

Old World Italian Restaurant closed in September 2013 after customer numbers declined over the summer and they were unable to afford to stay open.


Smitty's Italian Restaurant  closed in July 2014 as their lease was up and the rent was due to be increased and they were unable to afford the 25% increase. They had also had a number of poor health inspections after Restaurant Impossible.


Mom & Dad's Italian Restaurant is open, reviews are good and they have expanded their opening hours.


Wagon Wheel Family Restaurant closed in September 2014 as owner Patty's health was declining and they later sold all of the contents of the restaurant.


Bryan's Smokehouse closed in January 2015, the restaurant was sold in February 2014 as Lynn wished to get out of the restaurant business. Yelp reviews are filming are mostly average or negative whereas Trip Advisor reviews were more positive.


Pinehurst's Country Lodge closed in October 2015 due to the local economy, government regulations and taxes and the closure of route 739. Reviews were more positive after appearing on the show. 


Pier West Restaurant closed in January 2014 after closing for the winter season. Reviews after Restaurant Impossible are either very negative or very positive.


Angelo's Family Restaurant closed in December 2013 after being sold. The changes made on the show made them fall out of love with the restaurant, they felt it wasn't theirs anymore and they weren't popular with regulars.


Kalico Kitchen closed in December 2013 after the bank foreclosed. They also had large utility debts and had continuous health violation which forced them to close. Reviews after Restaurant Impossible are mostly terrible.


Edibles Restaurant & Pub / Hurley's Bar and Grill closed in December 2014 after the property was purchased for development. Reviews are average after the show. 


Benner Street Restaurant closed in September 2014 when owners Thom and Dorothy retired. Reviews were mostly positive after the show. 


Aponte's Pizzeria is open and reviews are mostly positive. Business was up 65% after the show but slowed in the months after the show aired. 





Restaurant Impossible Season 5

13 Restaurants
Aired: November 2012 to March 2013
Closure Rate:  92% / Success Rate: 8%



Poco's on the Boulevard closed in August 2015 after moving to a smaller premises. Reviews are mostly very positive after filming.

Rohrer's Tavern closed in April 2014 due to personal circumstances and a decrease in sales. Reviews were average after the filming on the show.

Bronk's Bar and Grill closed in November 2013 due to "unfavorable circumstances" and reviews after filming were mixed.

Rising Sun Bistro closed and was sold in April 2014. Reviews prior to the closure were mixed.

Whiskey Creek Steakhouse closed in August 2016, Pat and Karan retired in 2013 and the employees took over the restaurant. Reviews were average prior to closure.

Windseeker Restaurant closed in April 2015 after being listed for sale in November 2013. Reviews prior to closure were average.

Sapori D'Italia is open, the menu is a mix of old dishes and Robert's new dishes and reviews are mostly positive.

Nanny Goats Cafe and Feed Bin closed in November 2013, their Longview location remains open. Reviews prior to closure were mostly positive.

Dinner Bell closed in April 2013 due to rising food costs and the local economy. Reviews were mixed prior to closure.

Maniaci's Italian Bistro closed in April 2014 due to rising food costs. Reviews after the show were very mixed, people either loved or hated the food. 

Caseyville Cafe closed in January 2014, they had reverted to their old menu and improved the service.

Soup to Nuts Diner closed in May 2013 due to a poor reputation for food hygiene, high taxes and struggles to keep up with the mortgage payments.

Sweet Tea's Restaurant & Catering closed in August 2014 despite many positive reviews after the show. 





Restaurant Impossible Season 4

13 Restaurants
Aired: July to October 2012
Closure Rate: 77% / Success Rate: 23%


Longbranch Steak and Seafood closed in August 2012, prior to closure they had reverted to their old menu and were focusing on their old customers.

The Main Dish closed in February 2013 after they received an offer to sell the business.  Reviews were average after Robert visited.

Zandi's Grill closed in February 2014, reviews were mixed prior to closure and they reported that business was up 39%. 

Italian Village closed in July 2014 due to the economy, the restaurant was sold a week after closure. Reviews were mixed and sales were up 18% after the show.

Stella's Italian Restaurant closed in August 2014 and reviews prior to closure were mostly positive.

Gusanoz Mexican Restaurant is open and reviews are mostly positive.

Frankie's is open with new owners, reviews after the show were mixed and business was up 39%. 

Paliani's Restaurant closed in December 2012 after the surge of new customers following the show stopped and changes weren't liked by the regulars. 

Michele's closed in November 2013, they kept the decor but returned some popular dishes to the menu. 

Maple Tree Cafe closed in October 2013 and reviews were either very positive or very negative.

Whistle Stop closed in February 2013 after Linda had enough of the long hours, complaints and staff issues. 

Valley Inn is open and reviews are mixed. Business was reported to be up 85% since before the show.

Oleander Bar and Grill closed in November 2013. Reviews after the show were average or negative.




Restaurant Impossible Season 3

13 Restaurants
Aired: February to June 2012
Closure Rate: 62% / Success Rate: 38%



Moss' Prime Rib & Spaghetti House closed in April 2013 despite the changes made during the show being popular with the customers.

The Chatterbox Windham closed in January 2013 after a truck drove into the restaurant. Reviews were mixed and Lynn claimed the changes were only cosmetic and she struggled with management skills.

Anna Maria's Restaurant closed in September 2013 after owner Jack passed away, prior to closure they had reverted to their old ways and reviews were mostly negative.

Del's Restaurant closed in April 2015 after deciding it was a good time to sell. Reviews were mixed and it appears that they kept Roberts changes.

Woody's Tupelo Steakhouse is open and reviews are mostly excellent with positive comments on both food and service.

Valley View closed on 8th March 2012, 4 days before the episode aired, as Ann was not willing to invest any more money into it. 

Pelican Grill is open with new owners. After the show, business was up 40% and they had extended their opening hours. Reviews are mixed.


Mama Lee's Soul Food Restaurant closed in July 2013 after they failed a health inspection with 42 de-merits/violations including multiple vermin! 



Pappas Restaurant closed in March 2013, after a short term 50% boost in sales the customers dwindled. 

Ristorante Barolo was sold and closed in May 2013 after Cristina suffered from a stroke. The reviews were mostly negative after the show and the hotel remains open.

University Grill was sold and closed in June 2013 so the owners could spend more time with their family. Reviews were mixed prior to the closure. 


Pollard's Bar-B-Que is open, business improved 20% and reviews are excellent. They have revised their signature Barbecue Sauce to make it more unique.

Horton's Kids is open and are offering more cooking classes, growing fresh veg in the garden and they have started a gardening club.



Restaurant Impossible Season 2

18 Restaurants
Aired: July 2011 to January 2012
Closure Rate: 67% / Success Rate: 33%



Dodge City is open, they completed Roberts renovation and have kept some of his menu in place. Robert has revisited after a year and after 5 years and has been pleased on both visits.

La Stanza closed in November 2014 after reverting back to their old menu, reviews after filming were mostly good.

Sweet Tea closed in October 2011, reviews after filming were average but there was an improvement in the sweet tea they served.

County Fare closed in October 2011, just 6 months after filming. Business was up for the first month before they had their worst two months of business. Reviews were average/poor after filming.

Snooty Fox closed in October 2011, just three months after filming. There was a short boost in sales before a decline in customers. Reviews were average/poor after filming.

Pastori's closed in June 2014, three years after filming. They kept most of the new menu but brought back a few customer favourites. There were negative reviews about the food and positive reviews on the service.

Scrimmages closed in November 2013, two years after filming. They appear to have returned to their previous ways as reviews were negative on both food quality and service.

Mamma D's closed in October 2013, two years after filming. They didn't keep Roberts menu and instead reverted to a menu using fresh ingredients from their farm. They continued to struggle due to the economy of the area but reviews were mostly positive after the show.

Off Street Cafe is open, they have kept most of Roberts menu but updated the decor in 2014. Reviews are mostly very good. 

The Trails Eatery is open,  they had to redo the decor following a flood and were forced to end the dinner service due to staffing cost. The business has tripled in the last 5 years and Stacey appeared on Food Network show "Next Food Network Star" finishing in fourth place.


Cap’n and the Cowboy closed in August 2012, after Nick was offered a job opportunity and after problems with their landlord. They were very successful following the episode and business had improved.

The Mad Cactus closed in July 2013, two years after filming as sales declined and a number of new restaurants were due to open. Business was up 20% and customers loved the new decor but reviews were negative about the food and they returned to their old menu and buffet service.

McShane's closed in May 2013, two years after filming as owner Cindy planned to open a food truck. Although sales were good and business had improved they weren't happy with their location and didn't want to be tied to one location. 

Coffee's Boilin' Pot closed in July 2012, a year after filming and reviews were mixed prior to the closure.

St James Soup Kitchen remains open and serving the local community. Please consider making a donation

Wild Cat Cafe remains open, serves lunch three times a week and they have a special dinner once a month.

Sullivan's Grill closed as Ginny decided to sell the business in January 2012 despite business improving.

Hoffman's Bistro and Patisserie is open, they have added new menus to the item and changed some of the decor. Reviews are mixed since the show.


Restaurant Impossible Season 1

7 Restaurants
Aired: January to March 2011
Closure Rate: 86% / Success Rate: 14%



Villari's closed in May 2015, after changing it's name to Jerseys Pub 73. They claimed the show didn't bring them enough publicity and customer numbers dwindled. Reviews after filming were poor.


Mainelli's closed in January 2012 after a truck crashed into the building causing extensive damage. They were looking for a new location but never reopened. Reviews after filming were good. 

Rascal's BBQ & Crab House closed in May 2011 after reverting to their old menu and only opening on for dinner on Saturday nights. The owner claimed that the show had exaggerated the state of the restaurant by spreading rubbish in the restaurant.

Salt Works II closed in November 2015 and reviews were good after filming and customer numbers were reportedly up and the restaurant was more busy. 

Meglio's closed in January 2015  after reverting to his previous menu and bringing back the frozen pasta. Reviews after filming were mixed.

Secret Garden Cafe is open but with their original opening hours and reviews are good. They reported that business has improved since appearing on Restaurant Impossible.

Flood Tide Restaurant closed in November 2013 after the profit had not increased enough for the restaurant to recover. There were a number of poor reviews after Restaurant Impossible.






9 comments:

  1. Thought Robert Irvine was BETTER than Gordon Ramsay!!! Guess NOT!!!

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    1. late but who cares. most of the people cannot really be helped anymore. The real way to help it would be them asking bankruptcy, and then rebuild from scratch with help.

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  2. he can only help but if there is n discipline after he leaves then for sure it s going to go back to failing. Restaurant is not a no effort business .

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    1. Exactly. A lot of restaurant (or other food-based businesses) get into it because they have money, not that they have any experience with food or running a business. I have worked in so many places where the owner has no business working in the industry. People will behave differently on film (or even in front of customers) but can be real a-holes in every day life. Some are also delusional. I once told an owner she shouldn't unwrap all the butter when the orders come in for sanitary reasons. She said that's how they've always done it. Then I said I had found mold on the butter since they're touching it with their bare hands. She called me a liar so I quit. I've only worked in one restaurant or bakery where the manager knew what they were doing and they sometimes completely ignored the owner's instructions because they were stupid.

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  3. You cant blame those trying to help restaurants if the owners are going to follow thru ... watching the show makes me realise that owners need to take ownership of their crap and get on with it ...Robert Irvine can only do so much ... rest is up to the owners .... Anonymous idiot !!!!

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  4. Robert Irvine can only do so much. It's up to the owners to make sure their business is run right. And if you dont put the money you make back into your business then you will fail. It takes a good year to really be making good money. Till then you have to bust your ass & keep finances tight. Too many people get into the restaurant business cause they think its gonna be easy. Its not. Your married to the place.

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  5. When is this show on again ??

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    1. It has been cancelled but you can sometimes catch reruns and most episodes are available online.

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