Restaurant Impossible - Sweet Tea's Restaurant & Catering - CLOSED

Sweet Tea's Restaurant & Catering Restaurant Impossible

Chef Robert Irvine visits Sweet Tea's Restaurant & Catering, Pineville, North Carolina, where he struggles to find the restaurant before finding a business that has been making losses since it first opened. 

They have been open just 6 months and are losing $9000 a month due to the location and failing to advertise the business. The wait staff are untrained and the restaurant is poorly advertised with no clear signage. The staff are inexperienced in cooking high volumes and at maintaining stock so they often run to the grocery store for supplies. The decor and menu was revamped and he employs an advertising company to help the restaurants reputation in the local area.

What Happened Next? 

There was an increase in business from the show but they struggled to repay their debts. Reviews seem to be mostly positive after the show with compliments to the decor, food and service. They closed in August 2014 posting the below on Facebook,

"It is with a very heavy heart and great sadness that we are closing Sweet Tea's. This was the hardest decision we have ever had to make. We loved that our customers became our friends and our employees our family. We will miss everyone terribly!"

Recipes in this episode

This episode was episode 13 of season 5 and was aired on March 24 2013, there were 13 episodes in the season, airing between November 2012 to March 2013 and the season 5 closure rate currently stands at 93%.

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