Restaurant Impossible - Off Street Cafe - OPEN

Off Street Cafe Restaurant Impossible

Chef Robert Irvine visits Cerritos, California, where he finds Off Street Cafe, a restaurant owned by an ex mother in law/daughter in law who struggle to run the restaurant together. When they first opened, they were making money and were able to pay back the loan on the restaurant but as the income declined the debts crept back up and they are now in the original amount of debt. 

One owner couldn't be there due to problems with her feet and multiple surgeries that had to be performed and the other had no control of the staff or the menu, ordering the same food items each week but paying no attention to what was actually selling. They also had a large menu so food costs were extra high as was food wastage as they were ensuring they had everything in stock even when items weren't being ordered. Robert revamped both the menu and the decor to modernise the restaurant.

What Happened Next? 

They are still open and appear to have kept most of Roberts menu changes but in June 2014, they changed the decor. Yelp and Trip Advisor reviews appear to be mostly positive with compliments to both the service and the food.  If you plan to visit the restaurant please check out their website for opening hours, menu etc.

Recipes in this episode

This episode was episode 9 of season 2 and was aired on September 14 2011, there were 18 episodes in season 2 aired between July 2011 and January 2012 and the closure rate for Restaurant Impossible Season 2 currently stands at 67%

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