Sunday, 22 November 2015

Restaurant Impossible - Anna Maria's Restaurant - CLOSED

Anna Maria's Restaurant Restaurant Impossible


Chef Robert Irvine visits Anna Maria's in Dunmore, Pennsylvania, where he finds the filthiest restaurant he has visited so far and a restaurant stuck under the shadow of it's former glory. The d├ęcor is very shabby and the kitchen is so dirty that Robert vomits everywhere and takes the drastic step to shut down the service. 

Robert refuses to let anyone cook in the kitchen until it has been deep cleaned and all of the junk removed so they have to borrow another local restaurants kitchen to practise new dishes for the restaurant's new menu. Robert reveals a new menu and some tweaks to their traditional dishes, he also deep cleans the kitchen and removes the junk.


What Happened Next? 

The owner Jack sadly passed away before the show was aired and they closed in September 2013. Business tripled after the airing of the show and there have been accusations that the state of the kitchen had been exaggerated for the episode and that the grime shown was staged by the producers for the show.

It appears that before closing they reverted to their old menu, reviews are mostly negative and Roberts additions to the menu were all removed. The property was sold for $405,000 in October 2013. 


This episode was episode 3 of season 3 and was aired on February 22 2012, there were 13 episodes in the season, airing between February to June 2012 and the season 3 closure rate currently stands at 62%



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