Portland Diner to be Featured on ‘Restaurant Impossible’
The Food Network show will film it’s first Maine episode next month.
‘Restaurant Impossible’ staring British chef Robert Irvine will be filming an episode at South Portland’s Uncle Andy’s Diner. Filming is set for June 9th, with the makeover results revealed June 11th.
Uncle Andy’s has been around for 60 years, owned by the Fogg family for the past 10. The whole family works at the restaurant, including all four of the Fogg children. Ironically, all four of the Fogg children emailed ‘Restaurant Impossible’ suggesting the family restaurant for a makeover. None of the siblings knew their brother and sisters also wrote to show. The coincidence bumped Uncle Andy’s production date from a year to only a few months.
With a $10,000 budget, ‘Restaurant Impossible’ looks to makeover failing restaurants with the help of chef Robert Irvine and hes crew. The team has 36 hours to transform Uncle Andy’s.
This will be the first Maine restaurant to be on ‘Restaurant Impossible,’ and the show’s first location that’s only open for breakfast and lunch.