We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but cashing on America's love of eggs, bacon, pancakes, and more is not a foolproof plan for restaurant success. San Jose, California establishment The Breakfast Place is one of the joints that sought help from chef Robert Irvine on his restaurant rehab show "Restaurant: Impossible."
The Breakfast Place was described by Food Network as "uninspired, dirty, and close to shutting the doors for good," and a Twitter clip shows Irvine gagging when he sees the mess in the kitchen. The Breakfast Place's owners were also burnt out and lacking confidence to manage their staff; Irvine told them, "I think you're in the wrong business."
After the owners turned the failing restaurant around with Irvine's help, The Breakfast Place held a grand re-opening on September 19, 2021. Customers have praised the restaurant's cooking, particularly its waffles, omelets, and coffee, but as with any business, there are ups, downs, and lots of upkeep to be done in order to keep it running.
According to its Facebook page (which boasts a rating of 4.4 stars), further renovations of tThe Breakfast Place began on June 13, 2022 and were scheduled to last "for the next week or so." However, as of September 15, 2022, the restaurant is still labeled "temporarily closed" and there has been no update on its re-opening.