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The Chatterbox Windham Restaurant Impossible

In this Restaurant Impossible episode, Chef Robert Irvine visits The Chatterbox Windham in Windham, New Hampshire, to help turn around The Chatterbox.

Chatterbox was bought by Lynn two years earlier after the death of her husband but she is now $500,000 in debt.

She thought the restaurant would bring a reliable source of income for her family and give her sons a place of employment but she is close to closing the restaurant.

For a pleasant change, the decor wasn't awful, it was just a tad boring.

The biggest problem, however, was the food, nothing was seasoned and the staff were in denial that the food needed to change.

Robert tells her sons the honest truth of what will happen if the restaurant fails and they commit to change.

Robert brings in designer Tanya who thinks the furniture is nice, the bar is good but the decor is boring and needs a wow factor.

Robert introduces a new menu and shows Shane how to work with larger cut of meat to save money.

The new restaurant is revealed and has a great vibe that impresses the customers.

The kitchen is the busiest that they have ever been and they handle the pressure well, sending out all dishes with no mistakes.


What Happened Next at The Chatterbox Windham?

After Robert's visit, reviews on Yelp were mixed.

Lynn has said that the makeover was mostly cosmetic and didn't focus on managerial skills to help her manage without Robert, which she is learning on her own.

Chatterbox closed in January 2013 after a truck drove into the restaurant and they decided not to reopen.


The Chatterbox Windham was Restaurant Impossible season 3 episode 2 and aired on February 15 2012.

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This post was last updated in January 2020.


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