Originally Posted by larry_stewart
Sure, any restaurant can turn around when u have a huge staff like that in your parking lot doing all kinds of things.
I watched the program last year, and I believe at least two of them went out of business within a few months of the taping.
I do agree that the taping doesn't make it clear that they go to huge lengths to get a full house after the make-over. In reality, that probably would normally take time to develop in restaurant.
But once he pulls out, then the restaurant is on it's own, albeit with a nice head start.
Personally, I would like to see just how many survive for even 3 years under the same ownership. Some managers and owners are not successful because they just don't have the business acumen to be successful and a fancy new dining area and a pep talk will not change that in the long run.