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Restaurant Impossible - Anna Maria's Restaurant - CLOSED

Anna Maria's Restaurant Restaurant Impossible

In this Restaurant Impossible episode, Chef Robert Irvine visits Anna Maria's in Dunmore, Pennsylvania.

At Anna Maria's Restaurant he meets owners Mary Sileo and her son Tucker have owned the restaurant for more than 26 years.

He finds the filthiest restaurant he has visited so far and a restaurant stuck under the shadow of it's former glory.

Robert hates the tablecloths and Tucker reveals they argue frequently about them as he also hates them.

Robert invites locals to dine in the restaurant and they are surprised at how pink the restaurant is and find it dated.

Robert sits down to eat food and meets server Dana who tells him that the restaurant is dirty and she wouldn't take a guest into the kitchen.

The kitchen is so dirty that Robert vomits everywhere and takes the drastic step to shut down the service.

Robert refuses to let anyone cook in the kitchen until it has been deep cleaned by an external company and all of the junk removed/

As the kitchen is closed they have to borrow another local restaurants kitchen to practise new dishes for the restaurant's new menu.

Robert reveals a new menu and some tweaks to their traditional dishes, he also deep cleans the kitchen and removes the junk.

The relaunch is a success and the customers love the new decor and menu.

What Happened Next at Anna Maria's Restaurant?

The owner Jack sadly passed away before the show was aired and Anna Maria's Restaurant closed in September 2013.

Business tripled after the airing of the show.

There have been accusations that the state of the kitchen had been exaggerated for the episode and that the grime shown was staged by the producers for the show.

It appears that before closing they reverted to their old menu, reviews are mostly negative and Roberts additions to the menu were all removed.

The property was sold for $405,000 in October 2013.

Anna Maria's Restaurant was Restaurant Impossible season 3 episode 3 and aired on February 22 2012.

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This post was last updated in December 2019.


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