ACD Supplies Equipment To Restaurant: ImpossiblePosted: Jul 30, 2014
Chef Irvine Renovates An Atlanta Area Cafe
ACityDiscount is no stranger to working in television. After being featured numerous times on Atlanta’s WXIA 11Alive, and a brief appearance on Spike TV’s Bar Rescue, we have been busy working in TV yet again! Earlier this year we were tapped by Food Network’s Restaurant: Impossible to supply furniture for an episode being recorded in the Atlanta area, and the episode will be premiering on July 30th at 10 pm.
Hosted by celebrity chef Robert Irvine, Restaurant: Impossible is now entering its 9th season on Food Network. Restaurant owners with struggling businesses submit an application to the show, and Chef Irvine and his team are given two days and a $10,000 budget to redesign, renovate, and reopen the restaurant successfully. The chef and his team of designers start by making a plan of attack, which normally includes: changing / updating décor, retraining staff, reducing the size of the menu, and hosting a reopening event.
Chef Irvine and Restaurant: Impossible operate in a much different fashion than similar television shows, and as such, the restaurants they aid often have a higher success rate. The point of the show is to set the restaurant up for future success, and Chef Irvine’s hands on approach to retraining staff and engaging in every aspect of renewing the restaurant’s success sets him apart from most other hosts in the genre.
The restaurant being featured on the second episode of season 9 is Marie’s@Ummat Café in Atlanta’s East Lake community. Located next to Atlanta’s oldest mosque, the restaurant specializes in seafood and halal foods. Despite the restaurant’s wide range of offerings, many in the area thought that the establishment was for Muslims only. Unfortunately, this ultimately led to lower sales, and the business fell on hard times.
The Café was in need of a wealth of furniture, and the show’s producers reached out to Atlanta’s go-to foodservice equipment & supply store, ACityDiscount. ACD salesman Bernard McDonough not only provided the show with the best possible items for their needs, but personally delivered them on-site with the help of Used Purchasing Manager Bob Schall and the ACD delivery team.
In the episode, entitled “Culture Clash”, Chef Irvine shows up to Marie’s@Ummat Café, and plans a redesign that eventually goes awry. Does the chef succeed? Or is the task of renovating this restaurant impossible? Tune into one of these five currently slated airings to find out!
Weds. July 30th – 10 pm