Saturday, 14 November 2015

Restaurant Impossible - McShane's - CLOSED

McShane's Restaurant Impossible

Chef Robert Irvine visits McShane's in East Syracuse, New York, a restaurant that has a signature chicken dish and is run by owner Cindy Baker, who has owned the restaurant for over 10 years.  She boasts about the chicken they serve but the problem is that no one is coming in to eat it. Robert finds that the restaurant and kitchen are both very dirty but it's not just the dirt in the restaurant that is a problem - the decor is tacky and in urgent need of being updated. The food doesn't fare much better, the half chicken impresses but the rest of the food is lacking in flavour. Robert revamps the menu, orders the restaurant to be deep cleaned, the decor is updated and he adds a few menu items of his own.


What Happened Next?

Robert revisits and the restaurant is doing well. Cindy has kept the menu items that Robert added and the Half Chicken is still the signature dish and their top seller. The restaurant closed in May 2013, posting the below on Facebook

"I would like to personally thank all our loyal customers for supporting us throughout the years!  I will be closing McShane's this Friday... I am moving on to a new adventure... Watch for the Chicken Bandit!!!  The new Food Truck in town... Coming Soon...  Catering still available.  Call us at 315-278-3536.  Thank you!  Cindy xo"

They opened a food truck called The Chicken Bandit, it appears from their Facebook page that they were unhappy with the location of the restaurant and didn't want to be tied to a single location. They still serve their signature dishes including their 1/2 chicken and appear to be very successful as reviews are excellent.

Recipes in this episode



This episode was episode 13 of season 2 and was aired on November 09 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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