Here's What Robert Irvine Is Really Drinking On Restaurant: Impossible

On Food Network's "Restaurant: Impossible," chef Robert Irvine comes to the aid of struggling restaurants across the United States, attempting to steer them towards success with a $10,000, two-day makeover. According to his official bio, Irvine keeps busy with his own restaurants, Robert Irvine's Public House at the Tropicana casino in Las Vegas and Fresh Kitchen by Robert Irvine within the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., outside of filming. He also owns FitCrunchRobert Irvine Foods, and Boardroom Spirits, a line of handcrafted vodka, rum, whiskey, and more.

Speaking of drinks, if you've ever seen "Restaurant: Impossible," you might have noticed that Irvine perennially has a mug of something in his hand. We don't know about you, but we've often wondered what Irvine is sipping, and it seems his fans have, too. On a Twitter thread asking that very question, the chef actually responded, revealing that his beverage of choice might not be what you thought.

Irvine drinks English breakfast tea

According to the Food Network, Irvine has appeared on more than 200 episodes of "Restaurant: Impossible." On many of those episodes, Irvine can be seen clutching a mug of some type of hot beverage — leading Twitter user @Davidhann12 to ask the chef, "What do you put in your coffee?" Surprisingly, Irvine responded the same day, revealing a very British habit.

"Ha ha David it's @bigelowtea English breakfast," the chef tweeted back.

Irvine's selected beverage might not come as a surprise to everyone: tea is quite possibly the most quintessentially British drink out there, with Brits gulping down about 100 million cups per day nationwide, according to the UK Tea & Infusions Association. So, if you want to be like Irvine and don't have the $10,000 to save a failing restaurant, brew yourself a hot cup of English breakfast and call it a day.