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Restaurant Impossible premiers on the Food Network on Wednesday January 19 at 10pm and will execute complete turnarounds in two days, with $10,000. Like any proper makeover show, Day One on RI starts with a consultation. In this case, a close examination of the business during its heaviest hours of service in order to determine its weaknesses and flawed employees. Day Two entails a menu-and-staff revamp and ends with a packed grand opening, courtesy Irvine's recruiting of townspeople. Sounds like a PG-rated Kitchen Nightmares to us.
The show is currently in deep casting-call mode, so any interested restauranteurs in the U.S. can apply on the Food Network web site. NOLA.com reports that producers do plan on doing a few makeovers in New Orleans, which will be scheduled once restaurants are chosen and will air "perhaps in February or March."