Friday, 6 November 2015

Restaurant Impossible - Snooty Fox - CLOSED

Snooty Fox Restaurant Impossible
Chef Robert Irvine visits Snooty Fox in Indianapolis, Indiana, an English Pub that has been operating for 28 years but can't survive another year. The regular customers are an ageing population and new customers aren't being drawn in to replace the old. Robert arrives to find that the Head Chef has recently quit and he is unimpressed with the British theme. He finds filth in both the kitchen and dining room and some serious food hazards but doesn't hesitate in shutting the restaurant down and the Chef walks out, never to return. 

Robert overhauls the menu adding more British dishes including bangers and mash and Shepherds pie to keep the British theme of the restaurant and updates the decor for a more modern feel. He finds two potential new head chefs and stages a cook off between the two to find the best candidate with them cooking British style food including Traditional Fish and Chips.

What Happened Next?

The restaurant closed less than 3 months after the episode aired. Owner Tim Queisser said that there was a short term boost in their sales for a few months after the show had aired but they were unable to maintain this and the customers stopped coming. Reviews after the show aired were mostly average or negative with comments on poor food and bad service. Big Lug Canteen and Brewery opened in its place in 2014 and reviews are excellent.

This episode was episode 5 of season 2 and was aired on August 3 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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