Restaurant Impossible - Snooty Fox - CLOSED

Snooty Fox Restaurant Impossible

Chef Robert Irvine visits Snooty Fox in Indianapolis, Indiana, an English Pub owned by Tim and Cathy Queisser that has been operating for 29 years but can't survive another year. The regular customers are an ageing population who spend just $15 a head, they are in debt and their savings are propping the business up. Robert arrives and is unimpressed with the dark and dirty decor. Robert has brought in some customers to sample the food but discovers that the Head Chef has quit the day before.  He finds filth in the kitchen  and some serious food hazards including cockroaches and doesn't hesitate in shutting the kitchen down. 

Tim and Robert call two potential new chefs to invite them to try out for the Head Chef position but first everyone will be cleaning the kitchen including a deep cleaning team as it is such a huge job! The chefs have a cook off, Chris cooks pasties and the Brandon cooks fish and chips and they both cook Robert's bangers and mash dish and Tim sits down with the Chefs to get to know them, he chooses Brandon. 

On relaunch night, the restaurant is not quite ready, the relaunch is delayed by two hours and the customers have to wait to enter the restaurant. The revamped dining room is revealed to Tim and Cathy and they love it, it doesn't look like the same place. The customers love the new fresh, light decor. There are some plating issues and the kitchen struggles with the number of customers  at first but turns it around and the customers love the new food. 

What Happened Next?

The restaurant closed less than 3 months after the episode aired in October 2011. Owner Tim Queisser said that there was a short term boost in their sales for a few months after the show had aired but they were unable to maintain this and the customers stopped coming. Reviews after the show aired were mostly average or negative with comments on poor food and bad service. Big Lug Canteen and Brewery opened in its place in 2014 and reviews are excellent.

Snooty Fox was season 2 episode 5 and aired on August 3 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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