Restaurant Impossible

Restaurant Impossible

Episode Description

When Life Gives You Lemons

This time on Restaurant: Impossible ... it's a new twist on the show you know and love. Robert's mission takes him just outside of Chicago, to Zest Bistro — a restaurant located INSIDE The Lemon Tree Grocer! For the first time in RI history, Robert has to fix both a restaurant AND a grocery store! Robert's first order of business — take off his chef hat and turn on his supermarket smarts! Best friends Shaun Black and Tim Canning combined their skills as a produce broker and a trained chef to open a gourmet grocery store with a full-service bistro inside. Four-and-a-half years later, both sides of the business are failing. With the help of a grocery expert, Robert teaches the young owners that nearly everything they thought they were doing right ... is wrong. The bistro, itself, is a whole other can of worms. Oddly separated from the market by strands of beads, the atmosphere is cold and uncomfortable. The challenge is to make the space warm, inviting and somehow compatible with the grocery store. Even more, can he give the bistro a more inviting feel, and make the grocer a place where the locals actually want to shop — all in just two days? If not, things could turn incredibly sour at the Lemon Tree.

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