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

Sweet Tea's Restaurant & Catering Restaurant Impossible

In this Restaurant Impossible episode, Chef Robert Irvine visits Sweet Tea's Restaurant & Catering, Pineville, North Carolina.

When he arrives Robert struggles to find the restaurant and upon meeting the owners discovers a business that has been making losses since it first opened.

The restaurant has been open just 6 months and they 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 to indicate that it is a restaurant.

The staff are inexperienced in cooking high volumes for a busy service and are bad at maintaining stock levels so they often run to the grocery store for supplies.

The decor and menu was revamped by Robert and he employs an advertising company to help the restaurants reputation in the local area.


What Happened Next at Sweet Tea's Restaurant & Catering?

There was an increase in business from the show but they struggled to repay their debts.

Yelp Reviews seemed 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

Chicken and Waffles

Sweet Tea's Restaurant & Catering was episode 13 of season 5 and was aired on March 24 2013

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This post was last updated in November 2019.


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