Friday, 18 December 2015

Restaurant Impossible - Bronk's Bar and Grill - CLOSED

Bronk's Bar and Grill Restaurant Impossible

Chef Robert Irvine visits Bronk's Bar and Grill, Lake City, Minnesota, where he finds an outdated restaurant serving frozen food owned by husband and wife team Erik and Tracy Brunkow. They were buying in frozen fries at a higher cost of making the fries from scratch! 

They revamped the dining room with new lighting, new carpeting and a new colour scheme. He also trimmed the menu down from over 80 frozen menu items to less than 20 fresh dishes and made the restaurant easier to spot with a new sign.


What Happened Next?

Within a few months, sales had improved significantly and customers loved the new decor. Erik has taken over responsibility and Tracy works less at the restaurant, they are still working on their relationship. They kept the majority of Robert's changes, they returned 15 customer favourites to the menu at the customers request. Reviews after Robert's visit are mixed.

They closed in November 2013 posting on Facebook, 

"Due to many unfavorable circumstances over the past couple of years, we have decided to close our doors for good effective November 4, 2013. We will be running specials all week long on food, beer, and alcohol. Deals will be good while supplies last. It's been one heck of a 12 1/2 year run! So come on down this week one more time and celebrate with us as we say goodbye!"



This episode was episode 3 of season 5 and was aired on December 05 2012, there were 13 episodes in the season, airing between November 2012 to March 2013 and the season 5 closure rate currently stands at 93%.


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