What happened to the Restaurant Impossible franchise?

The concept behind the show had Irvine and a crew (interior designer, builder, and more) spend $10,000 in 48 hours and (often) completely revamp a failing restaurant. According to the reality food show tracker Food Network Gossip, by 2018 100 of 140 Restaurant: Impossible locations had closed.

What do you think of Mike Irvine from Restaurant Impossible?

If you were a regular viewer of Restaurant: Impossible, or any of Irvine’s shows, you’d know that despite his intimidating stature and vociferous nature, he truly came off as a nice, caring guy who really wanted to save places.

Is Restaurant Impossible the most real reality show ever?

But what about Restaurant: Impossible? Would you believe that it’s the most real reality show ever? According to people who saw the show from behind the scenes as an impossible transformation occurred, the show is absolutely 100 percent real.

What’s the difference between Restaurant Impossible and Dinner Impossible?

Debuting in 2007, Dinner: Impossible saw a slightly less swole Irvine taking on large meals in a predetermined time period. So it’s not that far from Restaurant: Impossible, with just a lot more cooking — and instead of being behind the clock in the renovation process everyone was behind in the food prep .

What happened to Ellendale restaurant on Restaurant Impossible?

Ellendale’s Restaurant closed in July 2018 as owner Julie wished to expand her deli business. Reviews are mixed after they appeared on Restaurant Impossible. Stella’s Restaurant is open and reviews are mostly positive since they appeared on Restaurant Impossible. Business had improved significantly in the months following the airing of the show.

What happened to Villari’s on Restaurant Impossible?

Restaurant Impossible was cancelled in August 2016 but a new season of Restaurant Impossible returned in 2019. Villari’s closed in May 2015, after changing it’s name to Jerseys Pub 73. They claimed the show didn’t bring them enough publicity and customer numbers dwindled.

What happened to Meglio’s restaurant on Restaurant Impossible?

Meglio’s closed in January 2015 after reverting to his previous menu and bringing back the frozen pasta. Reviews after filming were mixed. Secret Garden Cafe is open but with their original opening hours and reviews are good. They reported that business has improved since appearing on Restaurant Impossible.