Restaurant: Impossible is boot camp for restaurant owners hosted by renowned chef, Robert Irvine. Robert goes to restaurants that are failing and turns them into a better place with help from his design team and master carpenter. With a budget of only $10,000 and two days, they transform tired restaurants with bad food and owners who have lost their way into viable establishments. Robert pulls no punches and does not hesitate to tell owners the truth, no matter how much it hurts.
This episode brings Robert and his crew to Meridianville, Alabama to the Main Dish restaurant to meet with owners, Lynn and Ken Tverberg. They are following their dream of owning a restaurant and before the dream becomes a nightmare, Robert Irvine is there to help. They are deep in debt and need his help. So Robert takes on the task of doing what he can to help. As he pulls into the restaurant, he meets with Lynn dressed in a hot dog suit trying to drum up business. The owners do not have a clue how much they are losing, but are close to closing the doors for good.
Robert spoke to Robin and Abby, their daughters and saw how frustrated they were with their parents, because they are so wrapped up in the restaurant that there is no family time.
The food Robert ordered was sub par to say the least. Now he knows why they are not doing well. Tania, the designer was called in to redesign the place and make it comfortable. The crew removes everything to the bare walls and Tom, the carpenter is busy and Robert has to teach them how to price things and run the restaurant properly.
After redesigning the menu and the restaurant, Robert needed to find a way to attract families and had a bouncy castle, and kids ride and free hot dogs to bring many families to the restaurant. After people tried the sampling of food, they said they would gladly come back. Inside the restaurant was becoming a wonderful new attractive place to eat.
When Ken, Lynn and their girls saw the inside, they could not believe the transformation and were brought to tears of gratitude; so much that Robert was brought to tears too. When the customers came in, they were thrilled with the new look and menu. The food was a great experience for the customers and they were thrilled, the kitchen and wait staff was excited to keep up with the once dormant and now busy kitchen thanks to Restaurant: Impossible.