Monday, 14 December 2015

Restaurant Impossible - Valley Inn - OPEN

Valley Inn Restaurant Impossible
Chef Robert Irvine visits Valley Inn in Palos Hill, Illinois, the restaurant was opened over 40 years ago by Frank Sr and Faye and upon his death it was passed to his sons Dennis and Frank Jr. Once a successful restaurant but due to the economy the restaurant is struggling to bring in customers. 

There is a power struggle between Faye and the son as to who will be running the restaurant as she refuses to give up leadership. The food and decor are also in need of improvement, with corners being cut by using mostly frozen products and the restaurant is dark and dirty. 


What Happened Next?

Since Robert visited the restaurant, sales are up 85% and that the improvements have brought in new customers. They have kept some of Robert's dishes on the menu and are still using fresh produce over frozen. Yelp reviews since Robert visited are mixed, with as many negative as positive. 


Recipes in this episode

Crisp Onion Rings, Spiced Ketchup | Slow Roasted Fried Chicken



This episode was episode 12 of season 4 and was aired on October 10 2012, there were 13 episodes in the season, airing between July to October 2012 and the season 4 closure rate currently stands at 77%

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