Thursday, 5 November 2015

Restaurant Impossible - County Fare - CLOSED

County Fare Restaurant Impossible
Chef Robert Irvine visits County Fare in Stafford, Virginia, the restaurant has been open 5 years and is now on the verge of closure. Owner former US Marine Eric Green has sunk his life savings into the restaurant and is now close to losing it all. Robert discovers that the restaurant is filthy, the food is disgusting and bordering inedible and the decor needs a lot of work to be done. 

Robert works on updating the decor to give it a modern diner feel with a fresh coat of paint, he also creates a signature dish the Reuben burger, changed the lunch and dessert counters and trained the staff as they lack basic cooking skills.


What Happened Next?

After the show aired, owner Eric Green reported business improved for one month and then sales dropped and they had 2 of their worst months in 3 years. Yelp reviews after filming were mostly average to poor, most claiming that the restaurant was unexpectedly closed when they tried to visit. The restaurant closed in October 2011, 6 months after the show aired as the changes came too late. 

It was briefly reopened by a new owner in January 2012 as County Cafe. The reviews of County Cafe were good but it closed after less than a year. In 2013, Smoke Pit Cafe opened and reviews are good. 



This episode was episode 4 of season 2 and was aired on July 27 2011, there were 18 episodes in season 2 aired between July 2011 and January 2012 and the closure rate for Restaurant Impossible Season 2 currently stands at 67%


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