Robert Irvine snookered by country folk? (SPOILER ALERT)
- Bob W Mar 15, 2012 12:43 PM
So last night's episode of Restaurant Impossible featured a tired little place called the Valley View outside Lancaster PA. The place closed last week, even before the show aired, and is now for sale.
So far, no comment from the owners, but it sure looks like they got Food Network to pay for a makeover before the place went on the market.
They really need to change the name because its more of a make over show then fixing up restaurants. They spend a majority of the show on decrations and very little on food and managment.
You're jumping to this conclusion rather than it being a restaurant on its last legs that took a stab at keeping itself afloat a little longer? Considering how little the show budgets for improvements and the likelihood that a failing restaurant property is likely encumbered by debt the difference between desperate and fraudulent is hardly worth discussing.
And I can't possibly believe that anyone involved with the show actually believes they're changing the fate of a troubled establishment that believes this kind of exposure would be good marketing. It's like the people on Hoarders thinking that they're going to get marriage proposals from appearing on TV. By the time you have to rely on Robert Irvine, the future has been written.
I wonder when the show was shot before being aired?
I thought there was usually a few month difference. Who knows, maybe the business just couldn't hang on between filming and the air date.