Thursday, 17 December 2015

Restaurant Impossible - Rohrer's Tavern - CLOSED

Rohrer's Tavern Restaurant Impossible

Chef Robert Irvine visits Rohrer's Tavern in North Bend, Ohio where he finds an outdated restaurant with an outdated decor and menu and owner Lisa has very little experience in running a restaurant. The service needs vast improvement and the staff are left to their own devices.

The food costs weren't under control, they relied too heavily on frozen food and a microwave and they were losing money fast, amounting to debts of $120,000. Robert dramatically cut the menu down, revamped the dining room interior and added new menu items.


What Happened Next?

When Robert revisited sales were up but reviews were average, they were drawing in customers from all over the country and the staff were more accountable with new and better defined job roles. They kept Robert's menu but returned a few customer favourites by request. Reviews were average after the filming on the show.

The restaurant closed on April 25th 2014 posting the below to Facebook

"This year has not been great for me so far, with the passing of my father, a horrible winter, dismal sales and many circumstances beyond my control, it is with great sorrow that I am announcing the closing of the Tavern. April 25th will be our last day." . . . " It is my hope that everyone will join us this week for our best week ever, before I shut the doors for one last time."


Recipes in this episode



This episode was episode 2 of season 5 and was aired on November 28 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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