Genre: Reality, Cooking
Premise: Chef Robert Irvine tries to turn around restaurants across America that are facing an impending demise if things don't improve. With a $10,000 budget and two days to work, Irvine uses his creativity and resourcefulness to turn the eatery's fortunes around. On day one, he assesses the business by observing the staff and kitchen during a full service. He then updates the menu and makes aesthetic changes to the restaurant in preparation for the grand reopening the following day. Irvine goes out into the community to get a crowd into the building to check out the improvements on the second day of the project.
S05, E04 (First Aired: Dec. 19, 2012)
Rising Sun Bistro in Kalispell, Mont., has a chaotic kitchen, an uninspired decor and lots of debt.
S07, E03 (First Aired: Nov. 6, 2013)
Just seven years old, the Windsor 75 in Windsor, Conn., has its share of problems, including an outdated decor, and an overworked staff.