Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Restaurant Impossible - Pollard's Bar-B-Q - OPEN

Restaurant Impossible Pollard's Bar-B-Que

Episode Summary

Chef Robert Irvine visits Pollard's Bar-B-Q in Memphis, Tennessee, to help turn around a barbecue restaurant that only 4 months earlier changed from a take out place to a giant restaurant despite struggling with the business. They are in $280,000 of debt and on the verge of losing their house. The restaurant is owned by Tarrance, who wants to keep serving his much loved family barbecue recipes but is neglecting the needs of a large restaurant and has started to cut corners, the food is frozen and pre-prepared. The secret sauce comes from a can and is only slightly modified with a few ingredients added! Robert changes the d├ęcor and slims down the menu. 

What Happened Next?

Since Robert visited, Yelp and Trip Advisor reviews are mostly good. When Robert revisited a few months later, business was up 20% and the customers love the new decor and new simplified menu. 

Extra Reading


Pollards BBQ Yelp Reviews

Pollard Bar-B-Que Trip Advisor Reviews

Memphis Que - After the TV Makeover - Return to Pollard's - Blog Review

Recipes Featured on the Episode

Robert's Ribs

Rib Rub

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