Episode RecapChef Robert Irvine visits Paliani's Restaurant in Burton, Michigan, owned by Marina, she is struggling to juggle being a single mother and running a successful restaurant, the kitchen is chaos, the dining room is filthy and Marina is oblivious that she is contributing to the failure of the restaurant with her poor management skills.
What Happened Next?Within a few months sales are around 40% higher and she is seeing both new and old customers through the doors. Some of the changes have not been a hit with regular customers. Marina has slightly tweaked Robert's menu, reintroducing side salads and bread sticks. The restaurant closed in December 2012, owner Marina said that although there was a surge in business following the show it slowed, the regulars disliked the changes and that the new customers did not become regulars.
Paliani's Yelp Reviews
'Restaurant Impossible' didn't make long-term survival possible for Paliani's Restaurant in Burton
Recipes Featured on the Episode
Ham and Pepperoni Stromboli
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