Restaurant Impossible - Paliani's Restaurant - CLOSED

Paliani's Restaurant Restaurant Impossible

Chef Robert Irvine visits Paliani's Restaurant in Burton, Michigan, owned by Marina, she is struggling to juggle being a single mother and running a successful restaurant allowing her small child to run loose around the restaurant when diners are trying to eat.

The kitchen is chaos, the dining room is filthy and Marina is oblivious that she is contributing to the failure of the restaurant with her poor management skills. Robert redecorated the dining room and revamped the menu after branding the Italian food some of the worst he had ever tasted.

What Happened Next? 

Within a few months sales are around 40% higher and she is seeing both new and old customers through the doors. Some of the changes have not been a hit with regular customers. Marina has slightly tweaked Robert's menu, reintroducing side salads and bread sticks. 

The restaurant closed in December 2012, owner Marina said that although there was a surge in business following the show it slowed, the regulars disliked the changes and that the new customers did not become regulars.

Recipes in this episode

This episode was episode 8 of season 4 and was aired on September 12 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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